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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: ecosystem services and wildfires

Author: González-Cabán, Armando; Sánchez, José J., tech. eds.

Date: 2019

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-261 (English). Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Station ID: GTR-PSW-261-EN

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 ecosystem services and wildland fires: national and international perspective, theory and models for strategic fire planning, economic analysis and integrated wildland fire management, forest fires and sustainable forest management, public policies (national and international level) and the wildland fire management problem, a poster session presenting examples of fire management plans and strategic fire resource allocation, and a final round table on ecosystem services and wildland fires, and international cooperation. Representatives from international organizations with fire protection responsibilities in 12 countries presented and discussed their experiences on the same issues. Twenty-four 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.


  • González-Cabán, Armando; Sánchez, José J. 2019. Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: ecosystem services and wildfires. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-261 (English). Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 241 p.

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John W. Benoit, Shyh-Chin Chen
Daniel J. Vega-Nieva, María G.Nava-Miranda, Erik Calleros-Flores, Pablito M. López-Serrano, Jaime Briseño-Reyes, Favian Flores Medina, Carlos López-Sánchez, José J. Corral-Rivas, Armando González-Cabán, Ernesto Alvarado-Celestino, Isabel Cruz I., Reiner Ressl, Albert Setzer, Fabiano Morelli F., Diego Pérez-Salicrup, Jardel-Pelaez E., Citlali Cortes-Montaño, José A. Vega, Enrique Jimenez
John Loomis, Sam Collie, Armando González-Cabán, José J. Sánchez, Douglas Rideout
Ufuk Cosgun, Ali Kavgacı, Cumhur Güngöroğlu, Armando González-Cabán
Juan Ramón Molina, Francisco Rodríguez y Silva, Laura Ruiz
Armando González-Cabán, Donald G. MacGregor
José German Flores Garnica, Uri David Casillas Díaz, Alejandra Macías Muro
José G. Flores Garnica, Alejandra Macías, Uri D. Casillas
Héctor Leonardo Martínez-Torres, Karla Argelia Oceguera-Salazar, Erika Garduño-Mendoza, Teodoro Carlón-Allende, Enrique Jardel-Pelaez, Shatya D. Quintero-Gradilla, Juan Manuel Rodríguez, Martina Cruz-Zamora, Diego R. Pérez-Salicrup