Ep. 41Tracking the Economic Impacts of Wildfire, with Environmental Economist Jude Bayham

In our final episode sponsored by Protect Our Winters, we explored the economics of wildfire (both it’s suppression and it’s community and recreational impacts) with Jude Bayham, an environmental and resource economist at Colorado State University. Jude told us about some of his upcoming research, including his hope to utilize Strava data to determine where people continue to recreate in the aftermath of wildfires, in addition to lots of other cool stuff he has in the works. We also explored the proliferation of Lyme disease as a result of fire exclusion, a problem that is most pronounced in the Northeast, and how that’s inordinately impacting the outdoor community in certain regions.

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