At this stage the intent of this article is simply to lead you to some relevant resouces that are available on this site.
Fire Management in Eucalypt Forests - A Hodgson 1967
Fighting Fire with Fire - 1983 Symposium Papers
There are also some photos of aerial ignition operations for fuel reduction burning in the Fire Operations Gallery.
"Let us regard the forest as an inheritance, not to be destroyed or devastated, but to be wisely used, reverently honoured and carefully maintained. Let us regard the forest as a gift, entrusted to any of us only for transient care, to be surrendered to posterity as an unimpaired property, increased in riches and augmented in blessings, to pass as a sacred patrimony from generation to generation."
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller - Suggestions on the Maintenance, Creation and Enrichment of Forests (1879)