Do fuel treatments reduce wildfire suppression costs and property damages ? Analysis of suppression costs and property damages in U . S . National Forests

@inproceedings{Loomis2018DoFT,
  title={Do fuel treatments reduce wildfire suppression costs and property damages ? Analysis of suppression costs and property damages in U . S . National Forests},
  author={John B. Loomis and Jos{\'e} Javier S{\'a}nchez and Armando Gonz{\'a}lez-Cab{\'a}n and Douglas B. Rideout and Robin M. Reich},
  year={2018}
}
This paper tests two hypotheses on whether fuel reduction treatments (prescribed burning and mechanical methods) reduce wildfire suppression costs and property damages. Data were collected on fuel treatments, fire suppression costs and property damages associated with wildfires on United States National Forests over a five year period throughout the… CONTINUE READING