Planning for Wildfires and Development

Forest fires are inevitable, as is the cost of defending communities in the path of those fires.  Who pays that cost?  Is the benefit of forest living worth that cost?  Can improved land use planning and building codes mitigate that cost?  Can economic incentives provide a “carrot” for building defensible developments?

At the May 2015 City Club of Central Oregon Forum, Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwater Economics discusses this topic. 

Click here to watch Ray Rasker's presentation to the  City Club of Central Oregon.