Mueller’s Research Picked up by National Geographic’s NewsWatch

Posted: Saturday, August 31st 2013 at 4:30 AM

Julie Mueller, assistant professor of economics, has been involved in research concerning water as it relates to our forests and the wildfires affecting them. Her research was picked up by National Geographic's NewsWatch, posted on August 29, 2013.

"Seeing the Forest for the Water: Irrigators Willing to Pay Double to Guard Against Wildfires"

"How much would you be willing to pay to restore a forest that you can’t see in order to preserve water resources? Researchers at Northern Arizona University found that those who draw irrigation water from the Verde River Watershed in Arizona would be willing to pay an average of $183.50 each year to fund forest restoration..." Read the full article HERE.



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