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General Technical Report

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

Date: 1999

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

Session II: Large Wildfires and Wildfire Costs: How Much and Why?

Predicting National Fire Suppression Expenditures 388 KB
Gebert, Krista; Schuster, Ervin G.
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

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.
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.

Session IV: Policy Evolution and Futuring

Economic Principles of Wildland Fire Management Policy  KB
Hesseln, Hayley; Rideout, Douglas B.

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
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.
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

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

Poster Session

Posters 434 KB

Citation

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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