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Full community costs of wildfire

View webinar recording. This webinar was originally presented August 29, 2018 11am AZ/12pm MDT by Kimiko Barrett of Headwaters Economics. As wildfires increase in size and severity, the costs to protect homes...

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Using state and transition models to determine the cost of ecosystem services

View article. A ranch-level model using state-and-transitions models for three ecological sites is used to determine the trade-offs of providing various ecosystem services. The hypothetical ranch is located in northern Colorado and...

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Full community costs of wildfire

View report. Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including homeowners, businesses, and government agencies. Many of these costs are due to long-term...

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Programmatic analysis of fuel treatments: Landscape to national level

View report. The importance of cost effective fuel treatment programs has appeared consistently in federal directives (FLAME ACT, National Cohesive Strategy, U.S Department of Interior Office of Policy Analysis) as a priority....

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Impacts of Oregon’s 2017 wildfire season

View report. While news headlines were quick to capture the “cost” of firefighting, suppression represents only a fraction of the true cost of wildfire. There are huge impacts to air quality and...

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Do fuel treatment costs affect wildfire suppression costs and property damages?

View report. Spatial wildfire suppression costs regressions have been re-estimated at a more disaggregated level for the nine Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC’s) regions using five years of data for fires involving...

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Spatiotemporal evaluation of fuel treatment and previous wildfire effects on suppression costs

View report. This project quantifies the effects of fuel treatments and previously burned areas on daily fire management costs, as well as summarizes recent encounter rates between fuel treatments and wildland fires...

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Great Basin wildfire forum: the search for solutions

View forum report. This document includes scientist contributions and group recommendations that came from the Great Basin Wildfire Forum held at the University of Nevada in September of 2007.  In the first...

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Beyond hazardous fuels: managing fire for social, economic, and ecological benefits

On November 9, 2015 the White House convened a meeting of its Wildland Fire Science and Technology Taskforce and issued a report calling for more effective Federal agency coordination and collaboration among both the...

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Application of an original wildfire smoke health cost benefits transfer protocol to the western US, 2005-2015

View article. This study provides the first time series estimates of PM2.5 smoke costs across mortality and several morbidity measures for the Western US over 2005–2015. This time period includes smoke from...