Living among Frequent-fire Forests: Human History and Cultural Perspectives



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Category: Sociopolitical Research

Title: Living among Frequent-fire Forests: Human History and Cultural Perspectives

Author: Murphy, A., * Abrams, J.B., Daniel, T., * Yazzie-Durglo, V.

Subject: Pre-settlement, Tribal, Fire suppression, Management

Abstract: Ecological and social factors shaped old-growth forests of the western United States before Euro-American settlement, and will, in large part, determine their future. In this article, we focus on the social factors that affected the forest's ecological structure and function, review the changing cultural influences through law and policy of public land management and use, and discuss the changing public perceptions of fire use. We also provide an overview of the current debates about the conservation of old-growth forests, and the current congressional protection and management of old-growth forests in public land management and use.

Date: 2007

Type: Journal

Source: Ecology and Society

Identifier: 12(2): 17. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss2/art17/

Publisher: The Resilience Alliance

Format: PDF

Language: English