Forest Fire Cost Report Solidly Based in Science, Accounting
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Mike Dubrasich
In an Aug. 17 Register-Guard guest viewpoint, "Report on `true cost' of megafires not all it appears to be," Jim Wells decries "shrill character assassinations with unsupported assertions." Then he launches into one attacking me.
In his rush to cast flowery and unfounded aspersions, Wells failed to understand the substance and significance of the forest fire economics paper I co-authored.
The paper is "U.S. Wildfire Cost-Plus-Loss Economics Project: The `One-Pager' Checklist," by Bob Zybach, Gregory Brenner, John Marker and myself, from Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, Advances in Fire Practices, fall 2009. The paper reviews cost-plus-loss fire damage appraisal methods and philosophies.
We (the four authors) cite fire econometric studies from …
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Publication information: Article title: Forest Fire Cost Report Solidly Based in Science, Accounting. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: August 24, 2009. Page number: A9. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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