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Sustainability and wildland fire : the origins of Forest Service wildland fire research


Author:
Diane M. Smith, United States. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.), and Fire Sciences Laboratory (Missoula, Mont.)
Source:
USDA
Year:
2017
Subject:
History, Wildfires, and Research
Abstract:
On June 1, 2015, the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Branch of Research. Established in 1915 to centralize and elevate the pursuit of research throughout the agency, the Branch of Research focused on everything from silvicultural investigations conducted by the experiment stations to industrial studies and wood product improvement at the Madison, WI, Forest Products Laboratory. From its beginning, the branch oversaw ongoing research designed to develop insights, methods, and technologies to help foresters and land managers better understand, prevent, and suppress wildland fire.
Format:
1 online resources (iv, 120 pages) : illustrations, map.
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Series:
FS (Series)
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_series/wo/wo_fs1085.pdf