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Title: Fact Sheet: Impacts of fire hazard assessment and fuel reduction priorities on mega-fire* outcomes: A hypothetical test using the Wallow Fire in Arizona

Author: * Waltz, A.E.M.

Subject: ERI

Abstract: In response to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United States Forest Service (USFS) has developed a process for prioritizing and allocating funding for fuel reduction treatments. The national level process assesses fire hazard (using fire simulation modeling) and combines it with other factors to inform national level budget allocations for hazardous fuels programs to the USFS Regions. Allocation processes at regional and federal forest levels incorporate additional local values at risk, both social and economic, and prioritization assessments. These processes are not standardized among regions in order to allow for the inherent variability at finer scales.

Date: 2012

Type: Fact Sheet

Source: Ecological Restoration Institute Fact Sheet

Identifier: 3p.

Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU

Format: PDF

Language: English