NR 568 - Economics of Forests, Restoration and Fire

  • 3 credits

Natural resources generate economic benefits, both from "provisioning" services like timber and grazing, and "regulating" services like stable fire regimes and water quality. Strategies for supplying these services vary across public and private land owners. Production theory is explored to understand these strategies, at first within the context of the timber market and then applied to land restoration/maintenance.

Prerequisite

Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship graduate degree or consent of instructor.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Principles of Forest & Environmental Economics (2001)
    Rideout, Douglas and Hayley Hesseln

Instructors

Doug Rideout

(970) 491-7234 | Doug.Rideout@colostate.edu

Doug Rideout is a professor in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department. He received his MS and PhD in Forest Management and Forest Economics respectively from the University of Washington. He teaches core courses in the forestry and natural resources curriculum including Economics of the Forest Environment and Fire Policy and Economics. He has also taught extensively to mid-career professionals in the fields of forestry and natural resources.

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