Determination of Normal Fire Danger

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1938
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Gisborne, H.
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Every forest executive responsible for the protection of forest lands is confronted with the task of planning fire control facilities and action adequate for his area. These facilities and actions will be greatly different in Vermont-the state without a drought-from those required in some other parts of the country where nearly every summer brings a two-month or longer drought. In the various sections o£ the United States the fire control facilities and action justifiable will vary according to what might be called the normal fire danger of that section. As the cost of these facilities and action may vary from a few mills to several cents per acre per year, it behooves the forest executive to plan carefully. I£ he underestimates fire danger, he is likely to get burned out. I£ he overestimates, and overspends, his boss will very likely "burn him up.''

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