USDA Forest Service

Economic Aspects of Forest Management on Public Lands


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Forestry Sciences Lab
800 E. Beckwith Ave
Missoula, Montana 59801

(406) 542-4150

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Large Fire Suppression Expenditure Model

This study, completed in 2003, was designed to estimate fire-specific, total suppression costs, based on cost records from all agencies involved in sampled fires and multiple linear regression models of cost per acre as a function of site-specific conditions. The final products include: 1) an extension of data and/or analysis to reflect a) wilderness designation, b) roadless designation, and c) addition of Region 5 in terms of north-south and aircraft use; and 2) two publications ( Western Journal of Applied Forestry and Fire Management Today.)

Principal Investigators:
    Krista Gebert
   Ervin Schuster
    Hayley Hesseln
   Michael Krebs

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