WHO WE ARE 


LANDFIRE -- Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools -- is an innovative program designed to create and periodically update comprehensive vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics data using a consistent process for the United States, including Alaska and Hawai'i.

LANDFIRE developed quantitative vegetation models and comprehensive ecological descriptions for all major vegetation systems in the US (Biophysical Settings, or BpS), and a suite of GIS tools that help landscape and resource managers make the most of these powerful products.


Poster: LANDFIRE Solves Real-Life Problems.   

 


 

US Department of the Interior Presents LANDFIRE the 2017 Environmental Achievement Award - "Environmental Dream Team"

Environmental Dream Team awardAnnually, the Department of the Interior (DOI) presents Environmental Achievement Awards that recognize employees, teams, and partners who have attained exceptional environmental achievements that go above and beyond the person's or team's regular, expected duties. The DOI recently announced that the LANDFIRE Program was being honored with the Department's 2017 Environmental Dream Team award in recognition for being "environmental champions and agents of change who work across organizational boundaries to enhance environmental stewardship, create efficiencies, improve communication, avoid or address conflict at the lowest levels, or reduce environmental review times."  
 
To earn the distinction, LANDFIRE demonstrated that the program is unique in its approach; that it produces clear, repeatable results at national scale; and that those clear results improve DOI operations. LANDFIRE Business leads noted in the nomination form that the “data provide for environmental benefits with efficiencies in analyses, costs, and reviews through a comprehensive all-lands national data set that is updated regularly. LANDFIRE's value and results have transformed land management activities that support environmental work.”  In 2017 alone, data were leveraged in more than 35 specific environmental projects.

"LANDFIRE is one of the Conservancy’s best-in-class partnerships. Our small but mighty TNC team have a 10-year plus track record of delivering stellar conservation results," says Joni Ward, Science and Strategy Director for TNC's North America Region. "We are so pleased that the exemplary work of the entire LANDFIRE team is being recognized – congratulations to all on this well-deserved award."  Full details.

Watch the 15-minute clip of the informal award presentation ceremony at TNC's Worldwide Office on September 11, 2018.


 

"Innovation That Is Changing Conservation"

Around the globe, scientists employ the latest technological advances to make a difference for people, wildlife, oceans, forests and clean water. In honor of World Environment Day (June 5) - a day to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet earth - the editors at Cool Green Science named LANDFIRE one of the 10 most "most useful and inspiring technological advances that are assisting conservation." Click the photo below for the story.



     

LANDFIRE on Conservation Gateway


This site is designed to present information that helps the user community understand LANDFIRE Program products and use them appropriately.

The full range of tools, data and resources are on the LANDFIRE Program web site. On Gateway you'll find news, reports, resource links, tutorials, guides and application stories.


  

Applications: MORE than Fire

application map

LANDFIRE's suite of tools, models and digital map layers -- the first complete, nationally consistent collection of resources with an ecological foundation -- are valuable resources for those working on land management issues, scenario planning and budgeting. For instance, models and spatial layers are used to

  • Develop statewide forest assessments
  • Analyze the impact of habitat fragmentation on bobcat populations
  • Look at how climate change could affect flora and fauna
  • Maintain habitat for viable populations of bighorn sheep
  • Establish cougar population viability

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The interactive WHAM! (Web-Hosted Application Map) -- pictured above -- and an accompanying spreadsheet of applications is being updated. New links will appear here in fall of 2018. 

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