The Economic Standard: Wildfires Are Exacerbated by Poor Forest Management Practices

It is time for elected officials to begin focusing their attention on substantial reforms to forest management that integrate the best practices of the U.S. Forest Service and experts in their field of study. Mechanical tree thinning and controlled burns could do much to cut down on the level of destruction currently inflicted on U.S. […]

Wildfires and Insurance

In 2017, wildfires accounted for most of California’s $16 billion in home and farm fire losses. In October and December of 2017, 32,000 homes, 4,300 businesses, and more than 8,200 vehicles were destroyed and many people were dislocated from their neighborhoods and employment. By the end of August 2018, $845 million in insurance claims had already been […]