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Curious about LANDFIRE? Join the Office Hour

Join a LANDFIRE 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.

Note: NO Office Hour in July, August

September 27, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER

A picture is worth a thousand words: How IFTDSS is changing the look of fuels planning Wildfire Exposure Assessment for Three Boreal Communities in Alaska

Kim Ernstrom, Fire Application Specialist - Wildland Fire Management RD&A - National Park Service; Wendy Detwiler, Bre Schueller, Fire Application Specialist(s) - Wildland Fire Management RD&A - USDA Forest Service  

The Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) has been in action with the support of LANDFIRE data since 2017. We have a user base of just over 4000 accounts and continue to hear how IFTDSS is being used in the field in a variety of innovative ways. Projects that have leveraged IFTDSS include; Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP), Prescribed Fire Plans, Risk Assessments, NEPA Analyses and many more. We will take the hour to showcase a few of the success stories where IFTDSS has helped streamline the fuels planning work of fire managers and in many cases demonstrated how simple, map-based analysis and graphics provide powerful images to support this very important work.

October 25, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER

Wildfire Exposure Assessment for Three Boreal Communities in Alaska

Robert Zeil, Free Agent Fire Analyst (FBAN/LTAN/SOPL) & Jennifer Schmidt, Associate Professor of Resource Management & Policy, University of Alaska, Anchorage

In effort to account for and accommodate climate change and the increase in disturbance frequency, we have used a 31-year history of land cover change to calibrate hazard and exposure assessments in 3 important communities in the far north, Anchorage and Fairbanks in Alaska as well as Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. We plan to discuss data used, methods applied, and important  results. LANDFIRE products were used provide guidance for fuel characteristics and to evaluate land cover characteristics in urban areas. 

December 6, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER

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