Highlights

Thompson & Haas featured in the December, 2012 Science you can use Bulletin, for their work on wildland fire risk assessments

 

Welcome

The fire economics research team is a leader in the development and application of tools to understand the economic implication of wildfire management and wildfire risk assessment. The team is part of the National Fire Decision Support Center (NFDSC), which is a collaborative effort between the Fire and Aviation Management and the Research and Development branches of the US Forest Service. The NFDSC provides a key link between wildland fire science and the application of that science to benefit field practitioners, decision-makers, and agency stakeholders. The expected impact of the team’s research includes enhanced firefighter and public safety, reduced large fire costs, improved adoption of risk management principles, and improved design and deployment of decision support tools to inform fire and fuels management planning.