About Douglas

Doug Rideout is Professor of Forest Economics at Colorado State Univesity and CO-Director of the WESTFIRE Research Center. Dr. Rideout's research is focused on strategic planning and budgeting of wildland fire programs primarily through the STARFire spatial planning system. He teaches Forest Economics and Fire Policy.

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  • Wildfire: Economics of initial attack, economics of prescribed burning and fuels management, interagency strategic planning and fire policy.
  • Timber: Timber sale contracting, forest investment analysis, timber supply and demand. Analysis of the timber industry in public forestry.


Ph.D., Forest Resource Economics - University of Washington
Seattle, 1982

M.S., Forest Resource Management - Univesity of Washington
Seattle, 1977

B.S., Forestry - University of Washington
Seattle, 1974

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • US DOI Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the Federal Interagency Fire Program Analysis , 2008
  • Ken Salazar: Recognition for Development of the Interagency Fire Program Analysis System, 2007


  • Society of American Foresters

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