wild·land | \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌland \

Definition of wildland 

: land that is uncultivated or unfit for cultivation

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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 Somewhere within these neurogenic wildlands lies the mechanism through which this disease springs its nasty tricks. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Inward Empire," 27 June 2018 This is easy to do with snakes encountered in parks or other wildlands. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Wildlife is wild, so admire from afar," 13 June 2018 Today The Senate Energy an Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the 2018 wildland fire management and programs at the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Zinke's 'zero tolerance' for workplace harassment is tested," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of wildland

1808, in the meaning defined above

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