wild·​land | \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌland \

Definition of wildland

: land that is uncultivated or unfit for cultivation

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Crews control wildland blazes by corralling them inside containment lines, built as quickly as possible by bulldozers and hand tools to clear flammable brush and slow or stop the spread of fire by eliminating its fuel. Jonathan J. Cooper, Fox News, "Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it," 15 Aug. 2018 Residents began building into the state’s wildlands—the parts of California readily expected to burn—decades ago. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 One of the strike teams is a wildland team led by Seattle Fire Battalion Chief Erik Hotchkiss, the fire department said. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Washington firefighters going to help fight California blazes," 12 Nov. 2018 Fellow Battalion Chief Bart Vawdrey says Burchett had worked other large fires and was hired to oversee Draper's wildland firefighting efforts because of his experience. Fox News, "The Latest: Cars line up as Yosemite National Park reopens," 15 Aug. 2018 And global warming is likely to stoke even more fire in coming years, by making wildlands more combustible. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "Scientists race to reveal how surging wildfire smoke is affecting climate and health," 31 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of wildland

1808, in the meaning defined above

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