Compendium of Best Urban Forest Management Practices
Chapter 18. Fire and the Urban-Rural Interface
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Forest fires are a natural force in the regeneration of forested ecosystems. However, as our communities have grown to encompass components of the natural forest, and as climate change continues to increase the fire hazard, fire management has become an increasing concern. Fire management involves proper forest management techniques, public education and changing construction and landscape practices.