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Project ID: 12-5-01-1

Year: 2012

Date Started: 11/05/2010

Date Completed: 09/25/2013

Title: IV International Symposium on Fire Economics, Policy, and Planning: Climate Change and Wildfires

Project Proposal Abstract: In the spring of 2008, the Third International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: A World View was held in Carolina, Puerto Rico to address the issues related to the economics, policy and planning of wildland fire management problems and concerns. Since then, disastrous events in the 2007 to 2011 fire seasons, in Australia, China, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and United States, among others, have exacerbated the problem. Many changes in policy have taken place in response to the new challenges. There is the need again to bring together the community of wildland fire agencies managers and practitioners, natural resource managers, researchers, foresters, economists, students and policy makers to discuss and share recent problems, experiences and responses to the wildland fire challenges. The purpose of the proposed symposium is 1) to bring together individuals interested in exchanging ideas regarding the economics, planning and policies of wildland fire management, 2) sharing the most recent developments and technologies for optimizing fire management expenditures, 3) analyze and evaluate the potential relationship between climate change and wildland fires; 4) exploring the tradeoffs between hazardous fuels treatments and wildland fire use, and suppression expenditures, and 5) sharing recent developments in strategic fire planning models. The symposium will be of interest to wildland fire managers and practitioners, land and natural resource managers, researchers and educators, foresters, economists, public policy makers and students in fire, forestry and economic sciences.

Principal Investigator: Armando X. Gonzalez-Caban

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PSW-Forest Fire Lab-Riverside

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Agreements Contact

Jennifer R. Jones

Forest Service

PSW-Pacific Southwest Research Station

Budget Contact

Anna Wong

Forest Service

PSW-Pacific Southwest Research Station

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network




Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies




Southern Rockies








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