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Authors

Jeff Luebbers

Streaming Media

Publication Date

5-13-2010

Document Type

Interview

Duration

22 minutes

Subjects

Sustainability, Fire prevention, Fire extinction -- Oregon, Forests and Forestry -- Fire management

Abstract

Interview of Jeff Luebbers by Chelsea Saurman on May 13th, 2010.

The interview index is available for download.

Biographical

Jeff Luebbers worked in forest fire management. He has been a Forest Fire Fighter stationed in Bend, Oregon.

Description

Jeff Luebbers of the U.S. Forest Service asserts that as long as people and their property aren’t endangered, fires should be allowed to burn. He believes that managed fires keep ecosystems in balance by burning dry fallen limbs and eradicating pests. Jeff’s typical day involves clearing foliage away from inhabited areas, catching pests, and patrolling for fires. He also discusses the negative effects of the Mountain Pine Beatle.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.

Rights

This digital access copy is made available as streaming media for personal, educational, and non-commercial use within the parameters of “fair use” as defined under U.S. Copyright law. It cannot be reproduced, distributed, or broadcasted for commercial purposes. For more information, please contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: specialcollections@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9883.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10766

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