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Patricia A Champ

Patricia A Champ

Rocky Mountain Research Station, 240 West Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Rocky Mountain Research Station, 240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins
CO 80526
Interests:
  • Communications/outreach
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Monitoring/Assessment
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Patty Champ is a research economist with the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, CO. She has been with the station since 1994. Prior to working at the Research Station, she completed her PhD in Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Patty is an applied economist with expertise in nonmarket valuation and is lead editor on A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation. The Primer is an edited volume that has been widely used as an undergraduate and graduate text. What started with a nonmarket valuation study on wildfire over ten years ago has developed into a broad applied wildfire research program for Patty. Her current wildfire research focuses on three aspects of wildfire: the economic costs of exposure to wildfire smoke, the effects of wildfire risk on home sales prices, and wildland-urban interface homeowners’ perceptions of risk and risk mitigating behaviors. She is a member of the Wildfire Research Team (WiRē), a collaboration of researchers and practitioners that conducts innovative applied wildfire research to help communities adapt and become resilient to wildfires.