Costs of Hazard-Reduction Burning on Southern National Forests
Prescribed burning plans from national forests on the southern coastal plain provide sufficient data to estimate the costs of burns that were completed as planned. Estimated costs over a 4-year period in 1976 dollars ranged from $4.82 per acre for a 50-acre burn in a 12-year rough to $0.35 per acre for a 2,400-acre burn in a 4-year rough. Cost per acre was strongly influenced by the size of burn and age of rough (years since last burn).
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forest Economist, USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Publication date: 1980-02-01
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