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A Critical Look at Fire Damage Appraisal

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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.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Project Leader, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, California

Publication date: 1975-11-01

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