The Full Community Costs of Wildfire

Analysis of the literature suggests nearly half of the full community costs of wildfires are paid at the local community level by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and homeowners. Almost all wildfire costs accrued at the local level are the result of long-term damages such as landscape rehabilitation, lost business and tax revenues, degraded ecosystem services, depreciated property values, and impacts to tourism and recreation. The remaining wildfire costs are paid at the state and federal level, or are paid by a combination of local, state, and federal organizations. State and federal agencies are responsible for paying the bulk of suppression costs.

For an overview of the study please follow this link: https://headwaterseconomics.org/wildfire/homes-risk/full-community-costs-of-wildfire/

For the full analysis please follow this link: https://headwaterseconomics.org/wp-content/uploads/full-wildfire-costs-report.pdf

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