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Stephen Pyne offers perspective on America's wildfire strategy

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 16, 2013

Dr. Stephen Pyne from the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, specializes in environmental history and the history of fire. In his presentation at NFPA's Backyards & Beyond conference, he offered his perspective on what wildland fires over the past 100+ years have taught us, how our national approach has changed, and what lies ahead. Dr. Pyne said three approaches are at play: regressive (a revival of the suppression-centric mindset); proactive (modifying landscapes to create more fire resilient communities); and reactive (the “is what it is” mindset, just dealing with fires as they happen). Read more about Dr. Pyne's presentation at this conference.

 

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