Prioritizing restoration and fire preparedness at the public-private boundary
System processes, like wildfire, will continue to threaten life and property, particularly if land managers cannot work across the public-private boundary at large enough scales. Addressing the wildfire challenge will require more natural fire use and other fuel reduction strategies, like mechanical thinning and prescribed fire, to reduce hazardous fuels. As the wildland-urban interface continues to expand, so does the need to work across the public-private boundary and engage private landowners to create defensible space and address fuel loads where the goal is to reduce fire hazard. This ...
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