Forest Service Spending on Large Wildfires in the West

TitleForest Service Spending on Large Wildfires in the West
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsEllison, A, Moseley, C, Evers, C, Nielsen-Pincus, M
Series TitleEcosystem Workforce Program Working Paper
Document Number41
InstitutionEcosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon
CityEugene, OR
Keywordseconomic impacts of fire, working papers

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.