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David Butry Thursday

David Butry Thursday

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Published by: Environmental Evaluators Network on May 06, 2009
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Applying ProgramEvaluation Methods toNatural Resource Policy: AreCurrent Wildfire MitigationPrograms Effective?
David T. Butry
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, Subhrendu K.Pattanayak
2
, Erin O. Sills
3
, and D.Evan Mercer
4
1
Economist, NIST;
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Fellow, RTI International and Research Associate Professor,North Carolina State University;
3
Associate Professor, North Carolina StateUniversity;
4
Research Economist, USDA Forest Service
 
 
 Talk Outline
Introduction
Wildfire in the US
Program Evaluation Econometrics
Issues of EndogeneityLack of natural resource applications
Case Study: NE Florida
Rapid response and prescribed burningPropensity score matching model
Conclusions and Discussion
 
 
Wildfire
Between 1994-2004, over $830million annually in wildfiresuppression (Federal)Over 1.4 million acres are prescribedburned per year (1995-2000 yearlyaverage) (Federal)Still wildfire burn more than 5.2million acres a year (1994-2004)Is wildfire management doingenough?

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