wild·​land | \ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌland \

Definition of wildland 

: land that is uncultivated or unfit for cultivation

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And for that reason alone, anyone living in the ever-growing wildland-urban interface will benefit from reading her book. Tracy Ross, Outside Online, "We're Entering an Era of Mega-Fire," 29 Mar. 2018 Many of the rules apply only to homes located on the edges of canyons or along San Diego’s dangerous urban wildland interface – where suburban neighborhoods bump up against undeveloped wilderness. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego adding wildfire prevention policies to development blueprint," 26 Mar. 2018 Personnel from the Peoria Fire Department explain the differences between urban and wildland fire fighting during a wildland fire training session for new recruits. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Brush fire causes traffic delay on I-17 near Black Canyon City," 23 June 2018 But the display itself is not dedicated to Kevin or even his crew, but to all wildland firefighters. Mark Yost, WSJ, "A Museum to Spark New Interest," 11 July 2018 More than 14,200 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildland fires across the country, along with hundreds of fire engines and scores of helicopters and other aircraft, according to the center. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Wildfires spread across West, including one so large it can be seen from space," 11 July 2018 The City of Escondido Fire Department received 91 wildland firefighting jackets valued at $14,889, courtesy of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Escondido gets 90+ firefighting jackets," 5 July 2018 This year marks the first the agency will offer permits for hunts on the Powderhorn Ranch Wildlife Management Area, a 17,000-acre tract of premier wildlands in Calhoun County. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Lottery-like public program offers expanded Texas hunting opportunities," 30 June 2018 Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. Ramona Sentinel, "Cal Fire suspends burn permits in county," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of wildland

1808, in the meaning defined above

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