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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of the second international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: a global view

Author: González-Cabán, Armando, tech. coord.

Date: 2008

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-208, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 720 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-208

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 in the United States as well as agencies in the international community. The topics discussed at the symposium included fire economics, theoretical and methodological approaches to strategic fire planning, wildland fires and sustainable forest management, incorporation of market and nonmarket economic evaluation techniques into fire management planning, public policies and wildland fires, tradeoffs between fuel treatment and suppression activities, and global and regional vision of the wildland fire problem. Representatives from international organizations with fire protection responsibilities in 14 countries presented and discussed their experiences on the same issues. Fifty-five invited and contributed papers and 20 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 faced by land and fire managers.

Key Words: fire economics, fuel treatment tradeoffs, nonmarket valuation, public policy and wildland fires, strategic fire planning, sustainable forest management

Front Matter and Table of Contents

Front Matter 1.1 MB


An Economic Assessment of Fuel Treatments at the Landscape Level 540 KB
Hayley Hesseln, Don Helmbrecht, Janet Sullivan, Greg Jones, Keven Hyde
Social Impact of Large-Scale Forest Fires 764 KB
José Ma Rábade, Carmen Aragoneses
Fire and Economics: Understanding the Amazonia’s Fire Arch 2.2 MB
Tatiana Schor, Arnaldo Carneiro Filho, Carlos de Almeida Toledo
Fire History in the Mixed Pine-Oak Forest on the National Park Chipinque, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 499 KB
Marco Aurelio González Tagle, Javier Jiménez Pérez, Klaus von Gadow
Europe: Development and Fire 421 KB
Ricardo Vélez Muñoz
Frameworks for Representing Large-Fire Decision Processes and Outcomes 675 KB
Donald G. MacGregor, Armando González-Cabán
Costs and Benefits of Reducing Sediment Production From Wildfires Through Prescribed Burning: The Kinneloa Fire Case Study 561 KB
Armando González-Cabán, Peter Wohlgemuth, John B. Loomis, David R. Weise
Managing Fire Risk in the Forests of the U.S. Inland Northwest: A Classic “Wicked Problem” in Public Land Policy 689 KB
Matthew S. Carroll, Keith A. Blatner, Patricia J. Cohn, Charles E. Keegan III, Todd Morgan
Reconstruction of Forest Areas Using Geostatistics as an Aid in the Evaluation of Burned Areas 1.9 MB
J. Germán Flores G., David A. Moreno G., Francisco Rincón R.
Wildland-Urban Interface Analyses for Fire Management Planning 1.3 MB
Raffaella Marzano, Andrea Camia, Giovanni Bovio
Three Great Myths of Wildland Fire Management 486 KB
Douglas B. Rideout, Pamela S. Ziesler
Defining Initial Response: Integrating Fire Use With Initial Attack 677 KB
Stephen J. Botti, Douglas B. Rideout, Andrew G. Kirsch
Fire Program Analysis System—Preparedness Module 959 KB
H. Roose, L. Ballard, J. Manley, N. Saleen, S. Harbert
A Model for Dynamic Programming to Back Strategic Planning for Fire Management in Chile 958 KB
Patricia Pedernera A., Miguel Castillo S., Guillermo Julio A.
Forest Fire Spreading 1.5 MB
Joseph Romanovsky, Vassili Shikin, Yuri Shur
Optimal Maneuvering of Forest Fire Protection Resources 325 KB
Joseph Romanovsky, Vladimir Sapronov, Yuri Shur
Followup to Large-Scale Forest Fires to Aid in Evaluating Economic Losses 629 KB
Miguel Castillo S., Patricio Pedernera A., Guillermo Julio A.
Forest Harvest Can Increase Subsequent Forest Fire Severity 1.2 MB
Carter Stone, Andrew Hudak, Panelope Morgan
Fire Mediterranean Macchia: A Case Study in Southwest Sardinia 322 KB
Ignazio Camarda, Guiseppe Brundu, Vincenzo Satta
The Increase in Forest Fires in Natural Woodland and Forestry Plantations in Chile 628 KB
Eduardo Peña-Fernández, Luis Valenzuela-Palma
Practical Application of a Daily Prediction Model for the Occurrence of Human-Caused Forest Fires in Catalonia 1.2 MB
Cristina Vega-García, Christian Ortiz Ruiz, Raquel Canet Castellà,  KB
Inés Sánchez Bosch, Daniel Queralt Creus
A Fast Method for Calculating Emergency Response Times Using Travel Resistance Surfaces 442 KB
David C. Hatfield, Marc R. Wiitala, Andrew E. Wilson, Eric J. Levy
An Integrated System for Static and Dynamic Risk Evaluation at a National Level 672 KB
Paolo Fiorucci, Francesco Gaetani, Riccardo Minciardi
Actions of the International Association for Mediterranean Forests to Prevent Forest Fires 433 KB
International Association for Mediterranean Forests
The Economics of Interface Wildfires 481 KB
John Handmer, Beth Proudley
Tradeoffs Between Fire and Habitat Management in a Forest Reserve 607 KB
S. Hummel, D. Calkin, R.J. Barbour
Remfiresat, Real Time Emergency Management for Forest Fire Services via Satellite 2.1 MB
Jesús Gonzalo, Susana Martínez, Gonzalo Martin
Forest Fires in Mexico and Central América 491 KB
Roberto Martinez Domínquez, Dante Arturo Rodríguez Trejo
Back Cover 598 KB


González-Cabán, Armando, tech. coord.  2008.  Proceedings of the second international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: a global view.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-208, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 720 p.