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Wildland-Urban Interface

The zone where forested lands and urban lands are side by side or intermixed is the wildland-urban interface. Natural resource managers are faced with the challenge of sustainable management of our natural resources as forests become increasingly developed. They must also address the needs of the public, which increasingly demand non-commodity uses of the forest, such as watershed protection, recreation, and aesthetic value, versus traditional consumptive uses like timber production. Wildland fire is also a big interface issue.
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