Client: Union of Concerned Scientists
Authors: Liz Stanton, PhD, Sagal Alisalad, and Myisha Majumder
Clinic Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD, Assistant Researcher Sagal Alisalad, and Research Assistant Myisha Majumder prepared a report that estimates the cost of fire management per tonne of CO2 in Alaska using data on fire incidents in Alaska from 2007 to 2015. The report used econometric analysis to estimate the effects of fire management on the number of acres burned and calculate the cost to avoid forest fire per tonne of CO2 saved. The report also presented costs of fire damages for a number of categories including property losses and timber lost.