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Can Advanced Statistics Lead to Better Wildfire Outcomes?

A recent story from Northwest Public Broadcasting takes a look at the concept of using statistics to provide land & fire managers the information they need to let fires burn when they can.  The concept of “Moneyball for fire” — a reference to the 2003 book (Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis) chronicling the Oakland Athletics’ attempt to outsmart richer baseball teams by using advanced statistics, proves an interesting dive into the need to increase our ability to let fires burn where appropriate.   Take a look at the article or listen to the story by following the link below –

Can ‘Moneyball’ Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?