FEMLFire Economics & Management Laboratory at Colorado State University is organized to support research, outreach and instruction on the economics, management and policy analysis of wild and prescribed fires. Increasing awareness of critical issues in fire management have the Laboratory focused on topics such as:

  • The Wildland Urban Interface
  • Cost Containment and Management
  • Cost Effectiveness Programs
  • Initial Attack
  • Fuels Management
  • Wildland Fire Use
The laboratory is supported by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship, Faculty Affiliates in Federal Agencies, Graduate Students and by the College of Natural Resources.
Current and or recent projects include:
  • Development of the Fire Program Analysis system—an interagency federal fire budgeting and planning system
  • Analysis of fuels treatments on the Black Hill National Forest in Cooperation with the Southern Research Station
  • Valuation of fuels treatment along the Front Range of Colorado
Instruction associated with the Laboratory includes: