Graduate School of Business, University of Santa Clara
A model of the production of wildfire ignitions and damages is developed and used to determine wildland activity-regulation decisions which minimize total expected cost-plus-loss due to wildfires. In this context, the implications of various policy decisions are considered. The resulting decision rules take a form which makes it possible for existing wildfire management agencies to readily adopt them upon collection of the required data.
Heineke, John, and Stein Weissenberger,. "A Stochastic Model of Wildfire Ignitions and Damages." Santa Clara Business Review 5.1 (1974): 1-12.