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Contingent valuation of fuel hazard reduction treatments

Author(s): John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2008

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.

Citation: 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.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire & Economics, Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Mechanical treatments, Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 11988
FRAMES RCS number: 14990
Record updated: Sep 8, 2020