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Public Support for Fire-Management Policies

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Members of the general public sampled in Tucson, Arizona, recognize that fire in forests can be both beneficial and detrimental. Public acceptance and understanding of the purposes and benefits of fire management are high, and additional fire knowledge increases tolerance for fire. While entirely new approaches to fire education do not appear necessary, existing approaches could benefit from modifications that directly address several public concerns. To be most effective, public education should be directed to local forest conditions as well as to local knowledge and acceptance of fire management.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Environmental Research Associate, Office of Arid Land Studies, University of Arizona

Publication date: June 1, 1984

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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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