Discussion of fire-damage appraisal in relation to fire-protection planning shows a need for a standard appraisal system on all federal lands. Fire control costs and damages on an interior Alaska and a northern Minnesota fire are compared; application of both Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service appraisal criteria to the Minnesota fire produces considerable differences. Control levels cannot be optimized without relating costs to damage.
Document Type: Journal Article
Project Leader, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, California
Publication date: November 1, 1975
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