John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
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Fire Communication & Education
Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Fire & Economics
Fuel Treatments & Effects
Mechanical treatments
Prescribed Fire-use treatments

NRFSN number: 11988
FRAMES RCS number: 14990
Record updated: September 8, 2020

This chapter presents a stated preference technique for estimating the public benefits of reducing wildfires to residents of California, Florida, and Montana from two alternative fuel reduction programs: prescribed burning, and mechanical fuels reduction. The two fuel reduction programs under study are quite relevant to people living in California, Florida, and Montana becasue of these state's frequent wildfires. The methodological approach demonstrated here has broad applicability to other fire prone areas of public land as well.


Loomis, John B.; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando. 2008. Contingent valuation of fuel hazard reduction treatments. In: Holmes, Thomas P.; Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Abt, Karen L., eds. The economics of forest disturbances: wildfires, storms, and invasive species. Volume 79 of the Forestry Sciences Series. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer: 229-243.

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