Wildfire Damages to Homes and Resources: Understanding Causes and Reducing Losses

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Wildfires are getting more severe, with more acres and houses burned and more people at risk. This results from excess biomass in the forests, due to past logging and grazing and a century of fire suppression, combined with an expanding wild land-urban interface-more people and houses in and near the forests-and climate change, exacerbating drought and insect and disease problems. This report looks at the causes of wildfires, and the pros and cons of their treatment.

Creator(s): Bracmort, Kelsi
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 12, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Bracmort, Kelsi

Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: March 12, 2012
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United States
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Wildfires are getting more severe, with more acres and houses burned and more people at risk. This results from excess biomass in the forests, due to past logging and grazing and a century of fire suppression, combined with an expanding wild land-urban interface-more people and houses in and near the forests-and climate change, exacerbating drought and insect and disease problems. This report looks at the causes of wildfires, and the pros and cons of their treatment.

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30 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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