wildland

noun
wild·​land | \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌland How to pronounce wildland (audio) \

Definition of wildland

: land that is uncultivated or unfit for cultivation

Examples of wildland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters were battling a wildland fire just south of Petaluma in Sonoma County on Friday afternoon. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Cal Fire battling small wildland blaze in Sonoma County," 5 June 2020 In Sonoma County, a 107-acre wildland fire burned on the 600 block of Stage Gulch Road, just south of Petaluma. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Firefighters continue to battle Quail Fire in Solano County; red flag warning issued," 7 June 2020 According to the Forestry Commission, its wildland firefighters fought it for seven days with the aid of crews from Mobile and Baldwin counties as well as additional personnel from Butler, Covington, Hale, Marengo and Wilcox counties. al, "Fire Danger Advisory lifted, south Alabama still dry," 21 May 2020 The National Interagency Fire Center is predicting above-normal wildland fire potential in large parts of Northern California by July. Los Angeles Times, "Southern California swelters as drought intensifies in Northern California," 24 Apr. 2020 Had ground conditions been drier, the blaze could have erupted into a wildland fire of some size, according to the fire chief. Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage Daily News, "Fire erupts at homeless camp near Ben Boeke Ice Arena," 18 Apr. 2020 The greater Bay Area has 270 recreation destinations, for instance, and many provide launch points into wildlands with few people. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Going stir crazy at home? Time outdoors could work wonders," 13 Mar. 2020 And as human populations grow and expand into former wildlands, giraffes have also fallen victim to retaliatory killings for crop damage, vehicle strikes, and hunting for bushmeat. National Geographic, "Kenya had three rare all-white giraffes. Two of them have been killed.," 11 Mar. 2020 The property’s wildlife consists of animals that can be encountered throughout the wildlands of Northern California. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "51,000-acre Bay Area cattle ranch goes up for sale," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of wildland

1808, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2020

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“Wildland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildland. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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