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Flames in Our Forest: Disaster or Renewal? epub

by Stephen Allison-Bunnell,Stephen F. Arno


Flames in Our Forest: Disaster or Renewal? epub

ISBN: 1559638826

ISBN13: 978-1559638821

Author: Stephen Allison-Bunnell,Stephen F. Arno

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Engineering

Language: English

Publisher: Island Press; 2nd ed. edition (April 1, 2002)

Pages: 248 pages

ePUB book: 1322 kb

FB2 book: 1464 kb

Rating: 4.3

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Flames in Our Forest - Stephen F. Arno. Flames in our forest are inevitable. Whether their effects are perceived as disaster or renewal depends on how we manage fire, fuels, and the forest itself. Island Press is the only nonprofit organization in the United States whose principal purpose is the publication of books on environmental issues and natural resource management. The Science Writer’s Journey (Steven Allison-Bunnell).

Allison-Bunnell, Steven, Arno, Stephen F. Shaped by fire for thousands of years, the forests of the western United States are as adapted to. .Flames in Our Forest explains those problems and presents viable solutions to them. Shaped by fire for thousands of years, the forests of the western United States are as adapted to periodic fires as they are to the region's soils and climate. Our widespread practice of ignoring the vital role of fire is costly in both ecological and economic terms, with consequences including the decline of important fire-dependent tree and undergrowth species, increasing density and stagnation of forests, epidemics of insects and diseases, and the high potential for severe wildfires

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Flames in Our Forest: Disaster Or Renewal? by Stephen F. Arno and Stephen Allison-Bunnell. Steve Arno is one of America's premier fire scientists. A solid professional with a knack for writing about technical things in layman's terms, Arno's book is 180 pages of succinct, highly readable, very accurate writing about this critical issue. What is happening with fire in America today? Why does it matter?

Steven Allison-Bunnell is a science writer and educational multimedia producer based in Missoula, Montana. By: Stephen F Arno and Steven Allison-Bunnell. 227 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, maps. Publisher: Island Press.

Stephen Arno, a retired forest ecologist, has studied the effects of fire and the use of prescribed fire and fuel reduction treatment. Steven Allison-Bunnell is a science writer and educational multimedia producer who specialize in natural and environmental history

Stephen Arno, a retired forest ecologist, has studied the effects of fire and the use of prescribed fire and fuel reduction treatment. Steven Allison-Bunnell is a science writer and educational multimedia producer who specialize in natural and environmental history.

Flames in Our Forest by Stephen F. Arno, Stephen Allison-Bunnell, April 1, 2002, Island Press . Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Flames in Our Forest. by Stephen F. Arno, Stephen Allison-Bunnell.

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Published April 1, 2002 by Island Press.

By Stephen F. Arno and Steven Allison-Bunnell. Flames in Our Forests presents an excellent overview of these issues that can be the basis of a more sensible policy. Island Press, 2002, 245 pp. Suppressing fire was the stated policy of the . Forest Service for much of the past century and still dominates the thinking of most voters and legislators. A Forest Service report, not cited in this book, states that nearly half (48 percent) of the Forest Service’s plans in recent years for getting rid of hazardous fuels have been appealed or litigated by outside groups. Controlled burns in populated areas are difficult for several reasons.

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Shaped by fire for thousands of years, the forests of the western United States are as adapted to periodic fires as they are to the region's soils and climate. Our widespread practice of ignoring the vital role of fire is costly in both ecological and economic terms, with consequences including the decline of important fire-dependent tree and undergrowth species, increasing density and stagnation of forests, epidemics of insects and diseases, and the high potential for severe wildfires.

Flames in Our Forest explains those problems and presents viable solutions to them. It explores the underlying historical and ecological reasons for the problems associated with our attempts to exclude fire and examines how some of the benefits of natural fire can be restored Chapters consider:

the history of American perceptions and uses of fire in the foresthow forest fires burneffects of fire on the soil, water, and airmethods for uncovering the history and effects of past firesprescribed fire and fuel treatments for different zones in the landscape

Flames in Our Forest presents a new picture of the role of fire in maintaining forests, describes the options available for restoring the historical effects of fires, and considers the implications of not doing so. It will help readers appreciate the importance of fire in forests and gives a nontechnical overview of the scientific knowledge and tools available for sustaining western forests by mimicking and restoring the effects of natural fire regimes.

During this past summer, at least 12 firefighters have died tragically while fighting fires in California forests. Most, if not all, of these deaths occurred while battling fires that were natural occurring, lightning sparked fires in wilderness areas that were miles away from any buildings, towns or property of value.

Since fire exclusion became policy in our forests, the amount of fuel has increased steadily to the point where of forests, particularly in wilderness areas, are tinder boxes ready to explode. Some of that happened this summer, but there are many millions of acres in the West in a similar position. In addition to risking lives, we are spending millions and millions of dollars to protect something that really does not need protection.

This book offers a reasonable alternative to continued fire suppression in wildland areas and offers solutions that are workable and will return forests to their natural states. It is well written, heavily footnoted and presented in a style that allows readers with a minimum amount of knowledge of the science to be able to understand the information. Highly recommended!
Steve Arno is one of America's premier fire scientists. A solid professional with a knack for writing about technical things in layman's terms, Arno's book is 180 pages of succinct, highly readable, very accurate writing about this critical issue. What is happening with fire in America today? Why does it matter? What do we know? What have we learned? What can we do about it? If you don't read another book about fire, this is the one. Arno's followup, Mimicking Nature's Fire, is an outstanding primer on prescribed fire. I can't wait for Steve's next effort. This is the kind of science that anyone can understand and his conclusions that fire is both necessary and out of balance are compelling, as are his recommendations for where we go from here. To continue to suffer fires like the recent Tahoe disaster, human-caused in every way, with a book like this already showing us the way to more responsible living in the fire environment is just criminal malpractice on the part of citizens and angencies who continue to ignore the truths that Arno so clearly sees. Read this book and then buy a copy for your Senator.