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  • Title:
    The Fireshed Registry: Fireshed and project area boundaries for the continental United States Data publication contains GIS data
    Author(s):
    Evers, Cody R.; Ringo, Chris D.; Ager, Alan A.; Day, Michelle A.; Alcasena Urdíroz, Fermin J.; Bunzel, Ken
    Publication Year:
    2020
    How to Cite:
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    Evers, Cody R.; Ringo, Chris D.; Ager, Alan A.; Day, Michelle A.; Alcasena Urdíroz, Fermin J.; Bunzel, Ken. 2020. The Fireshed Registry: Fireshed and project area boundaries for the continental United States. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0054
    Abstract:
    The Fireshed Registry is a geospatial dashboard and decision tool built to organize information about wildfire transmission to communities and monitor progress towards risk reduction for communities from management investments. The concept behind the Fireshed Registry is to identify and map the source of risk rather than what is at risk across all lands in the continental United States. While the Fireshed Registry was organized around mapping the source of fire risk to communities, the framework does not preclude the assessment of other resource management priorities and trends such as water, fish and aquatic or wildlife habitat, or recreation. The Fireshed Registry is also a multi-scale decision tool for quantifying, prioritizing, and geospatially displaying wildfire transmission to buildings in adjacent or nearby communities.

    Fireshed areas in the Fireshed Registry are approximately 250,000 acre accounting units that are delineated based on a smoothed building exposure map of the continental United States. These boundaries were created by dividing up the landscape into regular-sized units that represent similar source levels of community exposure to wildfire risk. Project areas are approximately 25,000 acre accounting units nested within firesheds. This data publication includes a geodatabase that contains for both fireshed and project areas: boundaries, size, total annual number of buildings inside and outside of the area exposed by wildfires ignited within the area (based on 2010 housing unit data and 2014 fuels conditions), and percent of the area that has been disturbed since 2014 (2015-2018).

    Keywords:
    geoscientificInformation; Fire; Fire effects on environment; Wildland/urban interface; Natural Resource Management & Use; Forest management; wildfire; wildfire exposure; wildfire transmission; wildfire management; United States
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