Newhall, R.L., T.A. Monaco, W.H. Horton, R.D. Harrison and R.J. Page
Over time, the cost to continually contend with wildfire, restoration efforts, reduced livestock/wildlife grazing, added regulations, etc. adds up to substantial expenditures of the citizen’s tax dollars. The process of changing the vegetative landscape to a more sustainable and stable system may or may not have higher initial costs than fire fighting and suppression. However, when planned and conducted successfully, stabilization of these damaged areas will provide economical and social benefits for generations to come.