The History and Evolution of Wildland Fire Use

  title={The History and Evolution of Wildland Fire Use},
  author={J. W. Wagtendonk},
  journal={Fire Ecology},
Wildland fire use as a concept had its origin when humans first gained the ability to suppress fires. Some fires were suppressed and others were allowed to burn based on human values and objectives. Native Americans and Euro-American settlers fought those fires that threatened their villages and settlements but left others to burn unabated. Even with the advent of a fire suppression capability in the late 1880s, control efforts were focused on areas of human development while fires in remote… Expand

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