National parks have played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks have been a battleground between proponents of fire suppression and proponents of its use as a management tool. This book explains how the national parks have shaped federal fire management. Areas discussed include the military in the national parks (1872-1916), development of fire management structure, the New Deal and fire policy, post-war policies, Yellowstone and Cerro Grande.
|Print publication date: 2007||Print ISBN-13: 9780195311167|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001|