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What is a forest fire?

Forest fires are natural or human caused fires that burn forest vegetation. Foresters usually distinguish three types of forest fires: ground fires, surface fires, and crown fires. ground fires only burn the humus layer of the floor, surface fires burn forest undergrowth and surface litters, and crown fires which advance through the tops of trees and shrubs. it is not uncommon for two or three of these fires to occur at once. Forest fires harm forested areas, wildlife, and the people who live in the area. Wildfires are a natural occurrence and help forests develop, so not all forest fires are bad, but human carelessness like leaving a campfire going unattended is just human carelessness. Knowing and acknowledging the importance of forest fires is an important part of saving our forests and the creatures who live in them.


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How do forest fires start?

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Most forest fires result from human carelessness. However, such factors such as temperature, humidity, and rainfall determine the rate and extent to which flammable material dries and therefore, the combustibility of the forest. Wind movement tends accelerate drying and helps fires to spread. Many people believe that forest fires are started by lightning, but this rarely happens. By studying the various climatic elements with the flammability of braches and leaves on the ground, the degree of fire hazard may be predicted for each day. On extremely hazardous days, forests are closed to the public.


What are benefits of fire in Land Management?

The benefits of fire in Land Management is extensive. Foresters may purposely ignite prescribed fires under carefully controled conditions to remove unwanted debris following logging. Also, there are favored tree seedlings to keep the fuels from accumulating are very important to the froests all around the world, and grasses and schrubs grow well after fires and the animals like to tender and nutritions new growth, the fries ofter benefit both the wildlife and the lifestock. Many of these small fires provide a rich diversity of plant and animal life for these forests.Last but not least, the fires enhance the habitats of lifestock and wildlife and for keeping dwon the fuel loud of dry vegetation that feeds these fires. These are only some reasons of the benefits of fire in the land management.








How do you fight a forest fire?

Forest fires can be tricky to out, but there are some key ways to destroy these fires. One way you can fight a forest fire is by making the fire burn itself out which is easier that it sounds. You can make a fire burn itself out by digging big, deep trenches; therefore, the fire will basically kill itself out with its own flame. Also, there is another way you can put of the forest fire which is, you do a backfiring on the fire itself. You would carefully light a strip of forest on the other side of the fire and then once the fires meet, it will prevent the fire from burning anymore. Planes and helicopters are also used to drop a water and chemical fire retardant and firefighters create a control line which is an area stripped of all traces of fuel so the fire can't travel across it.


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Where are the most common places where forest fires occur in the United States of America?

Throught The United Startes of America, there are many places where forest fires like to occur. The most common places where these forest fires occur are in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and California. These are the most common places because these states are very dry vegetation and warm climates (only some startes have this warm climate), but most of these fires start bacause of the lack of water for the vegetaion. Also, the Western states are even more in effect because of the extremely dry weather and worm climates. These are some of the states in the United States of America where forest fires mostly occur.











WORK CITED

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/wildfires/

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/assistance/backyard/privatelandsprogram/benefits_prescribed_burning.pdf

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/feb/25/fire-can-benefit-land-management-speakers-say/

http://www.callawaygardens.com/preserve/land-management/prescribed-fire.aspx

http://web.ebscohost.com/sas/detail?vid=3&hid=119&sid=714159c5-4ee1-434c-8c05-c50e97a9c051%40sessionmgr112&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPSZzaXRlPXNhcy1saXZl#db=funk&AN=FO058500

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