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

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Participants will learn the principles used by firefighters to suppress wildland fires and protect structures in the Wildland Urban Interface. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Free wildfire safety workshops start Saturday," 2 Aug. 2019 The Usal Fire is the largest of three wildland fires reported in California this weekend. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "About 100 campers stranded in Usal Creek fire along Mendocino Coast," 30 July 2019 After a century of suppression, deadly and devastating fires began swarming wildlands of the West that had become thick with trees and brush. AZCentral.com, "Amid winding mountain roads, a village pushes back its encroaching fire threat," 23 July 2019 There is grace in the abundance of history, wildlands and simple elegance. Danica Farley, Orange County Register, "A whale of a time in Nantucket," 17 July 2019 Every year since, on June 30, Prescott and Yarnell have remembered the 19 men, casualties of the deadliest U.S. wildland fire in 80 years. USA TODAY, "Women in baseball, Lynyrd Skynyrd, circus fire: News from around our 50 states," 1 July 2019 Koele said the disparity is due to Wisconsin’s greater wildland-urban interface, which means the state has more areas where nature meets communities or residences. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smokey Bear's first costume was made in Mercer, and the head is still on display there," 13 Apr. 2019 The park’s position of deputy chief of wildland fire has been open for more than a year and is being filled with a temporary replacement. Los Angeles Times, "Peak fire season is near and the federal government is short hundreds of firefighters," 23 July 2019 The park’s position of deputy chief of wildland fire has been open for more than a year and is being filled with a temporary replacement. Author: Anna M. Phillips, Anchorage Daily News, "Peak fire season is near and the federal government is short hundreds of firefighters," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of wildland

1808, in the meaning defined above

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