The Chief of the USDA's Forest Service considers fire equal to such perennial controversies as inflation, herbicides, log exports and timber management practices. The revised USES fire policy calls for fire management; the previous policy specified fire control. The ultimate success or failure of fire management will most likely depend on how well fire managers master improved fire management techniques and how accurately they can predict fire's long-term effects on forest and rangeland resources.
Fischer, William C.
"Fire Management Techniques for the 1980’s,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 67
, Article 10.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol67/iss1/10