Building capacity and integrating training, education and experience : the Fire Learning Network's Prescribed Burn Training Exchanges
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Prescribed fire is an important tool for forest and rangeland management, but there are barriers to its use, including a lack of qualified personnel with the necessary ecological knowledge and operational expertise. In order to implement prescribed fire across landscapes containing a variety of ownerships, these personnel should be from both federal agencies and non-federal organizations. Further, fire science educators have suggested that in order to prepare the next generation of fire professionals, three components--training, education, and experience--must be integrated in a professional ...