Fire economics assessment report
Document Type: Book
Author(s): E. Bell; D. A. Cleaves; H. Croft; S. Husari; E. Schuster; D. Truesdale
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire frequency
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • ignition
  • land management
  • logging
  • national forests
  • site treatments
  • slash
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37651
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12153
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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[unpublished report] From the text...'Because of the soaring expenditures (nearly $1 billion in FY 1994) for fire management, the Fire Economics Assessment Team was formed in January of 1995 by USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, and chartered with the responsibility of determining ways to reduce costs of fire management. The team found that real (net of inflation) expenditures for fire suppression have not increased since 1970 if 1994 expenditures are excluded, and that real expenditures for presuppression activities and fuel treatments have declined over the past 25 years. This report summarizes the team's deliberations and identifies a number of opportunities to reduce costs. It also identifies how current policy and direction will only increase costs, not reduce them.”

Bell, E., D. A. Cleaves, H. Croft, S. Husari, E. Schuster, and D. Truesdale. 1995. Fire economics assessment report. [Washington, D.C.], [unpublished report to] USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management.