Identifying gap, challenges and opportunities in prescribed fire efforts within the Southeastern US

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Title: Identifying gap, challenges and opportunities in prescribed fire efforts within the Southeastern US
Author: Powell Prince, Jennifer
Abstract: Prince, Powell Jennifer. Master of Environmental Assessment. Identifying Gap, Challenges and Opportunities in Prescribed Fire Efforts within the Southeast United States. Resource management agencies in the southeast region seek to successfully implement prescribed fire across all landscapes, including private lands. The Southeast Regional Strategy Committee and the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) Prescribed Fire Work Group have established benchmark goals and actions directed to prescribed fire implementation across the region. Yet, there is limited understanding of the progress of goals and actions due to the lack of a systematic evaluation related to the aforementioned frameworks. Understanding current gaps is limited and no attempt has been made thus far to systematically document efforts made toward implementing these strategies. This study used data collected through an environmental scan and key informant interviews to understand the current state of the established goals and actions along with regional impediments affecting their implementation. The results of this study will identify gaps impeding prescribed fire efforts and provide useful recommendations from key informants to overcome these gaps throughout the region.
Date: 2017-05-05
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.20/34304


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