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Measuring the Efficiency of Fire Control in California Chaparral

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Abstract:

Fire control on wild lands is of basic importance to the watershed management plans developed by flood control surveys. Making these plans has demonstrated the urgent need for more precise answers to certain fire protection problems to make possible the comprehensive economic analysis required. Fire control planning is a science as intricate as silviculture and timber management, and future developments should produce methods and formulae for measurement of its many factors as usable as the growth and allowable-cut formulae of timber management. The following article presents facts concerning the relation between fire history and possible size of fire in chaparral and offers a method of using this information to appraise the fire-control job and protection accomplishments from year to year.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: California Forest and Range Experiment Station, Maintained by the U. S. Department of Agriculture at Berkeley, Calif., in cooperation with the University of California

Publication date: September 1, 1942

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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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