Transportation Planning to Meet Hour-Control Requirements

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In the early days of the national forests the money provided for their protection against fire was sufficient for little more than the employment of a few men. With the greater funds now available it is possible to employ more men and to build roads and trails to make their efforts more effective. The proper location of these routes to give the fire-fighing forces quicker access to any portion of the forest requires careful analysis of the value and location of the resources, as well as the topography and the cost of road building, to make the money yield the greatest service. The authors discuss such an analysis and offer a technique for its preparation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: United States Forest Service

Publication date: November 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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