Cascade Complex at night, August 8, 2007, near Warm Lake, Valley County, Idaho. Photo posted online by US Forest Service and provided courtesy of the Yellow Pine Times.


The True Costs of Wildfire & The Douglas Complex

by Dr. Bob Zybach and John Marker

REFERENCE: Zybach, Bob and John Marker 2013. "The True Costs of Wildfire & The Douglas Complex,"Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4: 31-37. [PDF_2_MB].

Sadly, John died less than two years after this was published. It is based on both current events at that time, Fall 2013, as well as work John and I had done in collaboration with Mike Dubrasich, Greg Brenner, and John Thomas three years earlier, in 2009: the "U.S. Wildfire Cost-Plus-Loss Economics Project" ( Those familiar with John's life and career realize what we have lost in a tireless and accomplished champion for the improved management of our nation's forest resources -- and maybe particularly in areas related to management of water and of wildfires.

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