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 The wildland fires are, first and foremost, a public health and safety concern — threatening lives, homes and beloved landscapes. oregonlive, 22 July 2021 Hotshot crews can be sent all over the United States to fight wildland fires. NBC News, 21 July 2021 But William Glesener, wildfire operations supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, said unusually dry forest and grass fuels have created an epic spike in Minnesota wildland fires. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 At least 10 major wildland fires continued to burn across Montana Monday, following weeks of daytime highs in the 90s and little to no rain. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 13 July 2021 More than 11,300 wildland firefighters are battling the ongoing fires, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) said. Madeline Holcombe And Joe Sutton, CNN, 12 July 2021 California’s first major wildland blaze of the season also exposed distrust in forested communities about how the U.S. Forest Service battles wildfires. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 2021 On wildfires, administration officials have pledged to work with Congress to find a permanent fix to increase firefighter pay and convert more seasonal wildland firefighters to year-round workers. BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2021 About a week before raging winds on Labor Day triggered megafires across the state, a wildland blaze erupted Aug. 30 near Mapleton west of Eugene. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of wildland

1808, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2021

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“Wildland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildland. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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