Effects of Fuel treatments and Previous Fires on Fire Management Costs

November 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This webinar will highlight results from a study on the effects of fuel treatments and previously burned areas on fire management costs. Presenter Kevin Barnett and his colleagues, Helen Naughton, Sean Parks, and Carol Miller, built models explaining variation in daily fire management costs that captured the influences of weather, topography, human populations-at-risk, and encounters with fuel treatments and previously burned areas.

Results suggest that previous fuel treatments or wildland fires can be positively or negatively associated with daily fire management costs depending on geographic setting and landscape context. The findings presented in this webinar cover the contiguous United States.

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