Playing with fire: endogenous risk in resource management
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. Yoder
Publication Year: 2004

Cataloging Information

  • endogenous risk
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel loading
  • land management
  • optimal timing
  • statistical analysis
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfire
  • wildfires
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Prescribed fire as a wildfire risk mitigation tool is receiving increasing attention in the United States after a century of emphasis on suppression. A dynamic economic model of prescribed fire use, precaution, and timing is developed and applied to three important policy issues: vegetation management on the wildland-urban interface; the effect of liability on vegetation management decisions; and the problem of heavy initial fuel loads after years of suppression and fuel accumulation. Numerical simulation results are presented as illustrations of the analytical model. © 2004 American Agricultural Economics Association.

Yoder, J. 2004. Playing with fire: endogenous risk in resource management. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, v. 86, no. 4, p. 933-948.