The Prescribed Fire Science Consortium

  • Authors: Skowronski, Nicholas; Butler, Bret; Hiers, J. Kevin; O'Brien, Joseph; Varner, J. Morgan.
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Fire Management Today. 79(1): 10-11.

Abstract

Prescribed fire is used on more than 12 million acres (4.9 million hectares) in the United States annually. It is a critical strategic management tool for hazardous fuels reduction and the resilience of fireadapted landscapes. In recognition of its value, the President's Budget for fiscal year 2020 called for $450 million in funding for hazardous fuels reduction for USDA alone.

  • Citation: Skowronski, Nicholas; Butler, Bret; Hiers, J. Kevin; O'Brien, Joseph; Varner, J. Morgan. 2021. The Prescribed Fire Science Consortium. Fire Management Today. 79(1): 10-11.
  • Keywords: prescribed fire, coproduction, fire science
  • Posted Date: May 12, 2021
  • Modified Date: May 12, 2021
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