Curious about LANDFIRE? Join the Office Hour

Join aLANDFIRE team member (or two) for an informal, back and forth open office hours chat. This series is managed by TNC's LANDFIRE Team and will include participation from a variety of federal and non-federal partners and guests.

Coming up:

May 31, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER
Searching for Goldilocks: Exploring Remote Sensing Data Products in the Context of Beaver, Wildfire Severity & LANDFIRE
Presenter: Robyn Holmes, Seasonal Technician, Anabranch Solutions, Conservation Data Lab & Randy Swaty, Ecologist

Robyn Holmes adapted the methods from the 2019 paper Smokey the Beaver: Beaver‐Dammed Riparian Corridors Stay Green During Wildfire Throughout the Western USA by using three freely available remotely sensed datasets (NAIP, Sentinel-2 MSI, and Landsat 8) to investigate the extent that spatial resolution impacts the ability to detect change pre- and post- fire in a beaver inhabited area of SE Wyoming, USA that burned in 2018 (Badger Creek Fire). TNC LANDFIRE Ecologist, Randy Swaty will discuss changes in LANDFIRE cover and disturbance data that occurred before, during and after the same 2018 fire.   


June 28, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER
Using fire compartments and historical land cover to rediscover grasslands in the Eastern U.S. for restoration

Presenters: Brice B. Hanberry, Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA & Reed F. Noss, Chief Science Advisor, Southeastern Grasslands Institute

With a changing climate, grasslands are expected to be more resilient to fires, droughts, and insect
outbreaks. As a result, grassland restoration and management are of particular interest to ecologists,
but little is known about the historical extent of grasslands in the eastern U.S. Brice Hanberry & Reed
Noss will discuss how they used the concept of “fire compartments” and historical land cover (sourced
from LANDFIRE products) to model and understand potential grassland cover in the eastern U.S. Join us for this casual back-and-forth discussion.

September 27, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER
A picture is worth a thousand words: How IFTDSS is changing the look of fuels planning
Kim Ernstrom, Wildland Fire Management RD&A - NPS; Brianna Schueller, Fire Technology Transfer Specialist, RMRS, Wildland Fire Management RD&A, Jennifer Anderson, Division Chief Prescribed Fire & Fuels, Yosemite National Park

What can you expect? 

1. Open format, 45-min meeting where we will focus on application-based, user driven topics, and LANDFIRE stories

2. LANDFIRE experts will be on hand to provide clarity and context to questions posed by LANDFIRE users. We encourage anyone with quesitons to attend! 


Other Webinars:


Putting LANDFIRE Data (and Models) to Work in the Scientific Community

2019L (Limited Update) Virtual Rollout & Informal Office Hours (combined)

State-and-Transition-Modeling in Real-life. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


Where and When are High Severity Fires More Likely to Occur? Greg Dillon, USFSPresentation PDF

LANDFIRE Remap in the Northeastern U.S. | Presentation PDF

Wildfire Risk to Communities: New Features & Data

Leveraging Ecological Data in Support of the Shared Conservation Agenda (for internal TNC colleagues)

LANDFIRE Remap in the Southeastern U.S., hosted by Southern Fire Exchange (PDF of the presentation)

LF Remap in the North Central U.S., Sponsored by Lake States Fire Science Consortium, Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, and Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium