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Title: Proceedings of the symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: bottom lines; 1999 April 5-9; San Diego, CA
Author: González-Cabán, Armando; Omi, Philip N., technical coordinators
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-173. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 332 p
Station ID: GTR-PSW-173
Description: These proceedings summarize the results of a symposium designed to address current issues of agencies with wildland fire protection responsibility at the Federal and State levels. The topics discussed at the symposium include fire economics, planning, and policy on wildfire and prescribed fire. Representatives from several international organizations presented the experiences in their countries on the same issues. Forty-five invited papers and 12 posters were presented at the symposium that described the issues and presented state-of-the-art techniques to address technical issues on fire economics, planning, and policy currently facing land and fire managers.
Key Words: fire economics, fire simulation models, prescribed fire, resource valuation, strategic fire planning, wildfire costs, wildland fire policy
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Front Matter and Table of Contents
Front Matter 697 KB
Preface 88 KB
Session 1: Interagency Panel: Agency Fire Management Summaries
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection: Fire Management Summary 171 KB
The National Park Service Wildland Fire Management Program 302 KB
Botti, Stephen J.
Federal Funding of Wildland Fire Management Programs: What Will One Billion Dollars Buy? 166 KB
Ferry, Gardner W.
Session II: Large Wildfires and Wildfire Costs: How Much and Why?
Predicting National Fire Suppression Expenditures 388 KB
Gebert, Krista; Schuster, Ervin G.
Issues in Large Wildfire Suppression Cost Reduction: An Operational Perspective 216 KB
Mangan, Richard J.
Analysis of Forest Service Wildland Fire Management Expenditures: An Update 573 KB
Schuster, Ervin G.
Assessing the Risk of Cumulative Burned Acreage Using the Poisson Probability Model 284 KB
Wiitala, Marc R.
Analysis of Area Burned by Wildfires Through the Partitioning of a Probability Model 424 KB
Alvarado, Ernesto; Sandberg, David V.; Bare, Bruce B.
Session III: Approaches to Fire Planning in Different Agencies
The National Fire Management Analysis (NFMAS) Past 2000: A New Horizon 343 KB
Sensitivity of National Fire Management Analysis System (NFMAS) Solutions to Changes in Interagency Initial Attack (IIAA) Input Data 368 KB
Schuster, Ervin G.; Krebs, Michael A.
An Overview of Leopards: The Level of Protection Analysis System 315 KB
McAlpine, Robert S.; Hirsch, Kelvin G.
The Economic Efficiency of the National Fire Management Analysis System (NFMAS) and FIREPRO 518 KB
Donovan, Geoffrey H.; Rideout, Douglas B.; Omi, Philip N.
Using Control Theory to Model the Long-term Economic Effects of Wildfire 323 KB
Hesseln, Hayley; Rideout, Douglas B.
A Dynamic Programming Approach to Determining Optimal Forest Wildfire Initial Attack Responses 365 KB
Wiitala, Marc R.
Application of Wildfire Fire Assessments 265 KB
da Luz, Michael A.; Wallis, William S.
The Development and Implementation of Forest Fire Management Decision Support Systems in Ontario, Canada 316 KB
Martell, David L.; Kourtz, Peter H.; Tithecott, Al; Ward, Paul C.
A Forest Fire Simulation Tool for Economic Planning in Fire Suppression Management Models: An Application of the Arcar-Cardin Strategic Model 242 KB
Rodríguez y Silva, Francisco
Improving the Economic Efficiency of Combatting Forest Fires in Chile: The KITRAL System 261 KB
Pedernera, Patricia; Julio, Guillermo
Session IV: Policy Evolution and Futuring
Strategic Holistic Integrated Planning for the Future: Fire Protection in the Urban/ Rural / Wildland Interface (URWIN) 346 KB
The Red Books of Prevention and Coordination: A General Analysis of Forest Fire Management Policies in Spain 293 KB
Economic Principles of Wildland Fire Management Policy KB
Hesseln, Hayley; Rideout, Douglas B.
Reducing the Wildland Fire Threat to Homes: Where and How Much? 269 KB
Session V: Resource Valuation Requirements in Strategic Fire Planning
Effects of Fire on the Economic Value of Forest Recreation in the Intermountain West: Preliminary Results 332 KB
Loomis, John B.; Englin, Jeffrey; González-Cabán, Armando
OWLECON: A Spreadsheet Program for Calculating the Economic Value to State Residents from Protecting Spotted Owl Habitat from Fire 288 KB
Loomis, John B.; González-Cabán, Armando
Incorporating Non-market Values in Fire Management Planning 302 KB
Rideout, Douglas B.; Loomis, John B.; Omi, Philip N.
Session VI: Fuel Treatment, Prescribed Fire, and Fire Restoration: Are the Benefits Worth It?
Applying Simulation and Optimization to Plan Fuel Treatments at Landscape Scales 670 KB
Jones, J. Greg; Chew, Jimmie D.; Zuuring, Hans R.
An Analytical Approach for Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of Landscape Prescribed Fires 381 KB
Omi, Philip N.; Rideout, Douglas B.; Botti, Stephen J.
Prescribed Mosaic Burning in California Chaparral 210 KB
Minnich, Richard A.; Franco-Vizcaino, Ernesto
Restoring Fire to Southwestern Ecosystems: Is It Worth It? 469 KB
Servis, Steve; Boucher, Paul F.
Appropriate Management Responses to Wildland Fire: Options and Costs 368 KB
Zimmerman, G. Thomas
Postfire Hillslope Erosion in Southern California Chaparral: A Case Study of Prescribed Fire as a Sediment Management Tool 382 KB
Wohlgemuth, Peter M.; Beyers, Jan L.; Conard, Susan G.
Prescribed Burning Costs: Trends and Influences in the National Forest System 352 KB
Cleaves, David A.; Haines, Terry K.; Martínez, Jorge
Session VII: Success Stories in Reducing Fire Management Costs
Wildfire Cost Reduction through Equipment Development and Standardization 272 KB
Case Study of the Modified Fire Suppression Option: Three 1997 Alaska Fires 353 KB
Efficiency through Interagency Planning 173 KB
Leighty, Robert J.; Blume, Peter P.
Improving Wildland Fire Situation Analysis (WFSA) Implementation Practices 280 KB
MacGregor, Donald G.; González-Cabán, Armando
Posters 434 KB
González-Cabán, Armando; Omi, Philip N., technical coordinators 1999. Proceedings of the symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: bottom lines; 1999 April 5-9; San Diego, CA Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-173. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 332 p.
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