The economic impacts of fire-related biomass reduction on government lands
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Jeffrey P. Prestemon; Karen L. Abt; Thomas P. Holmes
Editor(s): David M. Baumgartner; Lawrence A. Johnson; Edward J. DePuit
Publication Year: 2002

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  • biomass removal
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ANNOTATION: This paper outlines a Joint Fire Science Program funded study, 'A national study of the economic impacts of biomass removals to mitigate wildfire damages on federal, state, and private lands.' The study involves using the treatment-product and cost information provided by the Fire and Fire Surrogates study, another Joint Fire Science Program-funded research effort. This information is combined with timber inventory information across fire prone regions of the U.S. to develop treatment supply schedules for fire prone regions. Using GIS and other modeling techniques, this approach will quantify the small region and broad region supply responses to alternative scales of fire risk-related biomass reduction programs. Concurrently, information on timber product output will be assembled to identify product demand relationships.

Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Abt, Karen Lee; Holmes, Thomas P. 2002. The economic impacts of fire-related biomass reduction on government lands. In: Baumgartner, D.M.; Johnson, L.R.; DePuit, E.J. (eds.). Small Diameter Timber: Resource Management, Manufacturing, and Markets, proceedings from conference held February 25-27, 2002 in Spokane, Washington. MISC0509. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Cooperative Extension. 268 p.