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Forest fire/wildfire protection, Ross W. Gorte

Label
Forest fire/wildfire protection
Title
Forest fire/wildfire protection
Statement of responsibility
Ross W. Gorte
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Congress continues to face questions about forestry practices, funding levels, and the federal role in wildland fire protection. Several recent fire seasons have been, by most standards, among the worst in the past half century. National attention began to focus on wildfires when a prescribed burn in May 2000 escaped control and burned 239 homes in Los Alamos, N.M. President Clinton responded by requesting a doubling of wildfire management funds, and Congress enacted much of this proposal in the FY2001 Interior Appropriations Act (P.L. 106-291). President Bush responded to the severe 2002 fires by proposing a Healthy Forests Initiative to reduce fuel loads by expediting review processes. Many factors contribute to the threat of wildfire damages. Two major factors are the decline in forest and rangeland health and the expansion of residential areas into wildlands -- the urban-wildland interface. Over the past century, aggressive wildfire suppression, as well as past grazing and logging practices, have altered many ecosystems, especially those where light, surface fires are frequent. Many areas now have unnaturally high fuel loads (e.g., dead trees and dense thickets) and an historically unnatural mix of plant species (e.g., exotic invaders)
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Cataloging source
EJB
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
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Gorte, Ross W
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL340755
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  • Forests and forestry
  • Forest reserves
  • Wilderness areas
  • Forest fires
  • Forests and forestry
  • Rangelands
  • Wildfires
  • Forest fires
  • Forest reserves
  • Forests and forestry
  • Rangelands
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wildfires
  • United States
Label
Forest fire/wildfire protection, Ross W. Gorte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Updated January 17, 2008."
  • Cover title taken from PDF title screen (viewed March 26, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
214072138
Extent
1 online resource (27 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214072138
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Forest fire/wildfire protection, Ross W. Gorte
Publication
Note
  • "Updated January 17, 2008."
  • Cover title taken from PDF title screen (viewed March 26, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
214072138
Extent
1 online resource (27 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214072138
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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