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Optimal fire and fuels managementAuthor(s): Evan Mercer; Greg Jones
Source: In: Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Haynes, Richard W.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mercer, Evan; Watson, Alan, tech. eds. Fire social science research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 41-46.
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DescriptionRecord suppression costs have led to a multitude of fire cost reviews and cost studies by oversight agencies, and new rules and regulations. One of the most important and elusive issues in fire management is defining the "best" amount of fuel treatments to apply to a forested landscape. Research is developing tools and information that address a wide variety of issues related to fire suppression costs and fuels management.
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CitationMercer, Evan; Jones, Greg. 2007. Optimal fire and fuels management. In: Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Haynes, Richard W.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mercer, Evan; Watson, Alan, tech. eds. Fire social science research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 41-46.
Keywordsvalues, perceptions, suppression, communities, trust, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology
- Issues in evaluating the costs and benefits of fuel treatments to reduce wildfire in the Nation's forests.
- Quantifying the potential impacts of fuel treatments on wildfire suppression costs
- Economic cost of initial attack and large-fire suppression
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