Tagged: forest

The Rising Cost of Fire Operations

A news release last week from the USDA, “New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs” covered Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of a new report from the Forest Service’s issue of shrunken budgets over the last 20 years. “Climate change, drought, fuel buildup and insects and disease are...

Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection

Headwaters Economics has released a report on the Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection in the Western United States. The organization, along with Ross W. Gorte formerly of the Congressional Research Service, “produced this report to better understand and address why wildfires are becoming more severe and expensive.” Wildfires are becoming...