Setting Flares: Creating the Federal Liability and Fire Recovery Enhancement Act (FLARE)
thesisposted on 17.05.2019, 00:00 by Nicklaus Dillinger
In this thesis, I develop a new approach to fire management allowing fire managers to implement fire when necessary to manage fire prone landscapes. This thesis examines the United States’ history of fire management, the benefits of fire applications and the legal constraints associated with fire management. Then, I outline the considerations required when creating a new policy and the mechanism for implementation. Finally, I propose a new fire management policy, titled FLARE, for future fire management in the United States to promote ecosystem regeneration, reduce the overall portion of agencies’ budgets associated with wildfire response, and create safety for those involved with forest fires.