Public Concerns About Fire. Fear of Fire. 1937: President Roosevelt campaigns to reduce human-caused fires. Uncle Sam forest ranger. “Your Forests – Your Fault – Your Loss”. WWII Era.
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“Your Forests – Your Fault – Your Loss”
“Only You Can Prevent WILDfires.”
Talk to the public about fire in ecosystems
Alberta Canada, Timberlines Forest Inventory Consultants Newsletter
Light burning controversy
WWII technology, labor and attitude transferred to fire suppression
(need for clearer management plans and more public education)
Fuel reduction and demonstrations, DFPZs are born
Public education paramount
Natural resources should be equally valued as personal property
Fuel reduction necessary to deal with hazardous fuel conditions
Encourages public to determine fuel reduction priorities in their communities
Streamline the fuel reduction process by bypassing some environmental analysis