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Slash Disposal as Related to Fire Control on the National Forests of Western Montana and Northern Idaho

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A critical study of fires occurring in the Northern Rocky Mountain area indicates that the policy of requiring complete slash disposal may be safely modified. Modifications, however, should be based upon an understanding of the hazard involved. The author lists the factors influencing hazards and points out the basic considerations upon which a new policy should rest. Uniform application of such a policy must await more detailed analysis and additional research. Such research is fully justified because fire control costs in the region amount to one million dollars annually.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester in charge of Fire Control, Kaniksu National Forest, Sandpoint, Idaho

Publication date: 1947-04-01

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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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