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Fire Ecology, 2006
Volume 2, Issue 2

Response to the Ingalsbee Article in Fire Ecology, Vol.1 No.1, April 2005
Author: George Terhune
Pages: 103-106
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0202103

In his article Fuelbreaks for Wildland Fire Management, (Fire Ecology, Vol 1, Nbr 1, April 2005),Timothy Ingalsbee calls for “…a wider range of designs, methods, and uses for fuelbreaks than has been offered in the typical fuelbreak proposals  of the past.” But then he takes a very narrow view of what recent fuelbreak proposals have actually contained, and promotes an even narrower view of how fuelbreaks should be used.

The first example Ingalsbee mentions, to illustrate his view that the only purpose of a typical fuelbreak is to enhance fire suppression in pursuit of absolute fire exclusion, is the Quincy Library Group (QLG) Project.

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