Here’s an interesting paper from the PNW Research Station….
“The researchers … assess the distribution of benefits to local populations created by 10 years of fuels management on 12 national forests in the Western United States. They found that, for the most part, the 12 national forests equitably distributed benefits from fuels reduction projects. However, each forest had one or more “hotspots” where a localized lack of benefit for concentrated racial or ethnic minority populations raised environmental justice concerns. Interviews with Forest Service managers provided insight into why hotspots occurred and revealed how environmental justice could be more effectively integrated into land management procedures.”