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The Science of Budgeting Fire Programs: Integrating Fuels and Preparedness at National and Landscape Levels

Co-sponsored by Colorado State University WESTFIRE Research Center

Fuels treatments and preparedness programs can interact in complementary ways to add value to both programs, increasing budget effectiveness and efficiency, but science is seldom applied to budget and appropriation at the federal level. This research shows how to distribute our budgets in both fuels and preparedness treatments to get the best value from both!