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Published by Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station, School of Forestry, Montana State University in Missoula, Mont .
Written in English


  • Bulldozers.,
  • Forest fires -- Prevention and control.

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Statementby Robert W. Steele.
SeriesBulletin / Montana Forest and Conservation and Experiment Station, School of Forestry, Montana State University -- no. 19., Bulletin (Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station) -- no. 19.
ContributionsMontana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station., Montana State University (Missoula). School of Forestry.
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17727018M

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