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Forest Service Spending on Large Wildfires in the West

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The purpose of this report is to shed light on fire suppression spending as a starting point for understanding the economic impacts of large fires. In this paper, we examined Forest Service suppression spending during and after large wildfire events to explore: (1) what the Forest Service spends money on during and after a wildfire; (2) the kinds of entities and personnel that perform that work; and (3) where funds went.

A. Ellison; C. Moseley; C. Evers; M. Nielsen-Pincus

Ellison A, Moseley C, Evers C, Nielsen-Pincus M. Forest Service Spending on Large Wildfires in the West. Eugene, OR: Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon; 2012 p. 16. Available from:

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