ISER Publication - INSIGHT: Reducing Wildfire Risks and Damages the Smart Way

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Reproduced with permission. Published Oct. 22, 2019. Copyright 2019 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 800-372-1033. For further use, please visit

Climate change is a major factor in the increase in number and severity of wildfires, but other factors, like development in high-risk areas, are also at play. University of Alaska Anchorage assistant professor Jennifer Schmidt says the best way forward to lower risk is to provide an equal mix of carrots (incentives) and sticks (taxes based on risk or legal requirements).

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