The Economic Impact of the 2016 Loma Fire

The 2016 Loma Fire, which burned over 2,000 acres of the Open Space Authority’s lands, caused state and local agencies to incur significant costs - including substantial costs to the Authority during and after the fire. But in terms of economic impacts, often overlooked are the fire-related costs to the health and sustainability of our communities that stem from loss of vital ecosystem service benefits.

Understanding the full suite of costs incurred by wildfire helps the Authority prioritize efforts that result in reducing the risk or severity of future wildfires. The information can also be helpful to those considering grants for restoration and repair of fire-ravaged areas. For these reasons, the Authority commissioned a comprehensive economic impact analysis of the 2016 Loma Fire that includes the cost to our communities of the ecosystem services degraded by the fire. Read The Economic Impact of the 2016 Loma Fire report here.
May 05, 2017
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