Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.

Abstract

This project examined the issues of wildfires in the southwest and evaluated several high-level tactics for reducing the damage wildfires causes, concluding that while fire suppression is still necessary to protect communities, educating residents will have a greater influence over the damage caused by future large wildfires. This conclusion was based on an examination of causes of increasing fire damage and the relative influence of several methods for improvement.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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