Matthew L. Brooks

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US Geological Survey
El Portal , CA 95318, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Special Issue: Fire in the Southwest: Integrating Fire Into Management of Changing Ecosystems
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0501001

Diverse fire regimes and contentious management issues coupled with continuing severe drought have presented southwestern land managers and fire scientists with daunting challenges. Recent and predicted changes in climate, fuels, and fire behavior are yielding unique management problems with few obvious solutions. Recent studies document that the southwest is experiencing and will likely continue to experience increased droughts and earlier and more severe fire seasons. Unprecedented human population growth, combined with expanding populations of some invasive plant species, provide additional challenges for land managers in the region.  [Read More]

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Principles of Effective USA Federal Fire Management Plans
Pages: 59-83
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1102059

Federal fire management plans are essential implementation guides for the management of wildland fire on federal lands.  Recent changes in federal fire policy implementation guidance and fire science information suggest the need for substantial changes in federal fire management plans of the United States.  Federal land management agencies are also undergoing land management planning efforts that will initiate revision of fire management plans across the country.  [Read More]

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