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Forest Fire Protection in the Southern Portion of West Virginia

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The fire protection association here described is an example of a successful coöperative effort between individuals and the state. The protection work in the region discussed has a four-fold support: the association contributes on a one-cent-per-acre basis; the state contributes 25 per cent of its receipts from the sale of fishing and hunting licenses; the county pays suppression costs; and the federal government gives financial aid under the Clarke-McNary law. The state directs and supervises the work but the association keeps in close contact with it through field managers and otherwise shows its interest in adequate protection.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: District Forester, State Game, Fish and Forestry Commission, Bluefield, W. Va.

Publication date: 1932-01-01

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