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Impacts of wildfires in the United States have increased rapidly in recent years due to climate change, land management practices, and residential development in fire hazard areas. RFF researchers are working to understand how communities, land managers, and policymakers can take steps to prevent wildland fires from becoming wildfire disasters.

Forest Resources

Explore our work on regional forest management policies.

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Inequality in Wildfire Response

This paper finds that federal agencies increase fuel management only near affected communities with high socioeconomic status.

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