Forest Fuel Accumulation -- A Growing Problem
Discusses the problem caused by accumulation of forest fuels in the wild-land forests of the western USA under the policy of total fire protection pursued there for many years, and emphasizes the need to find economical and practical ways of reducing fuel hazards in these forests, especially by means of prescribed burning under conditions in which low-intensity fires can be achieved.
Dodge, M. (1972). Forest fuel accumulation -- a growing problem. Science, 177(4044): 139-142.