Publisher description for Blazing heritage : a history of wildland fire in the national parks / Hal K. Rothman.

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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool.
Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Wildfires -- United States -- History.
Forest fires -- United States -- History.
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History.
Fire management -- United States -- History.