U.S. Wildfire Cost-Plus-Loss Economics Project
The following links are to HTML and PDF files containing two basic forms (an abbreviated online and full text version) of the 2009 article "U.S. Wildfire Cost-Plus-Loss Economics Project: The 'One-Pager' Checklist" by Bob Zybach, Michael Dubrasich, Gregory Brenner, and John Marker. The remaining link goes to a single-page "working copy" PDF file of the actual checklist. The checklist is intended for interested professionals, affected citizens, public media, landowners, county officials, and others to begin a more comprehensive analysis of individual wildfires. It can be readily used to denote “presence or absence” of costs or damages resulting from a wildfire event; to keep a “range of values” tally of cost and damage estimates; and/or to track and update developing and final figures as they are determined.
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center original August 1, 2009 online publication: http://www.wildfirelessons.net/Additional.aspx?Page=240
Online PDF print version (less text, no hyperlinks, illustrated, basic instructions for use):[PDF_278_kb.].
Full text PDF print version (more text, no hyperlinks, no illustrations, more references): [PDF_198_kb.].
Full text HTML version [Zybach_et_al_2009b.html]
"One-Pager" wildfire economics checklist: [PDF_8_kb.]
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