Forest management, wildfire and climate change policy issues in the 11 western states
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Forest management, wildfire and climate change policy issues in the 11 western states by R. Neil Sampson

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Published by American Forests in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Forest management -- United States.,
  • Forest policy -- United States.

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Statementby R. Neil Sampson.
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15555597M

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Former Forest Service leaders call for Western wildfire commission. Febru Neither can managers deal with the compounding effects of climate change, deteriorating forest conditions and uncontrolled residential development at the wildland-urban interface. The West remains tethered to an unworkable protection strategy that is stalled at. Wildfire in western U.S. federally managed forests has increased substantially in recent decades, with large (> acre) fires in the decade through over five times as frequent ( percent. An increase in the length of the fire season has been observed in some areas. 2 In addition to climate change, other factors—like the spread of insects, land use, fuel availability, and management practices, including fire suppression—play an important role in wildfire frequency and intensity. All of these factors influencing wildfires vary. Wildfire Risk and Fuels Management Large, severe, wildland fires are major threats to property, lives, and ecosystem integrity. These wildfires increase the likelihood of adverse impacts at both local and landscape level, including flooding, erosion, reduced water quality, loss of key wildlife habitat, and other ecological and economic values.

Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives identifies a key set of controversial issues in fire economics, law and public policy." ―Don Falk, University of Arizona "The publication of Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives could not be more timely. This is particularly so in the western United States where decades of forest Price: $ Increased forest fire activity across the western continental United States (US) in recent decades has likely been enabled by a number of factors, including the legacy of fire suppression and human settlement, natural climate variability, and human-caused climate change. We use modeled climate projections to estimate the contribution of anthropogenic climate change to observed. Climate change and the effects of global warming with regard to the climate in California primarily revolve around issues such as drought and the subsequent risk of wildfire and related occurrences. A study projected that the frequency and magnitude of both maximum and minimum temperatures would increase significantly as a result of global warming.   A new study says that human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest fires in the U.S. West over the last 30 years. According to .

ing progress in describing climate-wildfire relationships and their implications for western U.S. forest resources under a changing climate, significant challenges remain in incorporating this science into land management planning and policy for climate change adaptation and mitiga-tion. Federal land management agencies have recently formulated Cited by: 7.   The state’s climate alarmist politicians, media and climate activists have attempted to make nebulous and lame excuses that man made “climate change” is accountable for the poor forest conditions and increased wildfires but these claims are unsupported by climate data going back more than 1, years showing extensive periods of extreme. Introduction to the regional assessments: Climate change, wildfire, and forest ecosystem services in the USA 1. A perspective on fire, forests, and climate Fires have influenced and shaped vegetation ever since the climate evolved to provide both ignition sources and oxygen (Bowman et al., ). Fire has been one of the most frequentCited by: Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western US forests John T. Abatzogloua,1 and A. Park Williamsb aDepartment of Geography, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID ; and.