Douglas Rideout, PhD.

Professor Emeritus

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Fields of Expertise

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Policy

Areas of Interest

Economics of prescribed burning and fuels management, Interagency strategic planning and fire policy, Timber sale contracting, Forest investment analysis


Professor Rideout received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Forest Management and Economics from the University of Washington in 1975, 1977 and 1983, respectively. He is a Professor of Forest Economics at Colorado State University. Dr. Rideout's research is focused on strategic planning and budgeting of wildland fire programs primarily through the STARFire spatial planning system.