Forest Fire Protection by the States; As Described by Representative Men at the Weeks Law Forest Fire Conference

Forest Fire Protection by the States; As Described by Representative Men at the Weeks Law Forest Fire Conference

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: fire protection, and, as you all know, this is a difficult task when it is pouring down rain; most of them want to begin about a month after there is real danger from fires. However, in cooperation with Mr. Chapman, fire-patrol organizations covering seven counties were perfected, thereby increasing the number of counties in which associations existed to 11. The cooperation we have had under the Weeks law has been a very great help in getting these organizations together. For instance, last spring we organized one association in Douglas County, which covers a very large area. The central part of it is mostly farming country, and on either side, both in the Coast Range and Cascade Mountains, there are heavily forested districts. Between the farming districts and these large holdings of timber are what we call the foothills, which are burned over and covered largely with brush and second-grade timber; up to this time they had received no protection whatever. As these lands came especially under the provisions of the Weeks law, I was able to take up the matter with the timbermen. I proposed that if they would organize and agree to handle all fire fighting I would appoint the man they would recommend as supervising warden for the county, and I would also give them 10 Federal patrolmen paid by the Weeks law fund. These men, together with 12 men hired by the association, gave them a large force, and the county was looked after in much better shape than it had ever been before. It cost them, I think, about a cent an acre on the holdings represented by the association. This association represents possibly from one-fourth to one-third of the timber in the county. We organized another county which was largely timbered, and the State furnished two men--a...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 182.88 x 238.76 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537068
  • 9781236537065