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Title: Managing risk with chance-constrained programming

Author: Bevers, Michael; Kent, Brian

Date: 2007

Source: In: Martin, W.E.; Raish, C.; Kent, B., eds. Wildfire risk: human perceptions and management implications. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future: 212-225.

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Reducing catastrophic fire risk is an important objective of many fuel treatment programs (Kent et al. 2003; Machlis et al. 2002; USDA/USDI 2001a). In practice, risk reductions can be accomplished by lowering the probability of a given loss to forest fires, the amount of probable loss, or both. Forest fire risk objectives are seldom quantified, however, making it difficult to compare alternative management options. Instead, fuel treatment programs are often selected based on expert judgment.

Keywords: catastrophic fire risk, fuel treatment programs

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Bevers, Michael; Kent, Brian 2007. Managing risk with chance-constrained programming. In: Martin, W.E.; Raish, C.; Kent, B., eds. Wildfire risk: human perceptions and management implications. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future: 212-225.

 


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