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A West-Wide Rangeland Fuel Assessment: Reading the Tea Leaves

A headshot of Matt Reeves in a spiffy suit.


In this monthly recorded series, Dr. Matt Reeves - an RMRS Research Ecologist specializing in remote sensing and ecological modeling -  will analyze current rangeland fuel conditions across the west, with emphasis on emerging hotspots. New episodes will be posted on the first Monday of every month and more frequently as the summer progresses.

Projections are based on Reeves' Fuelcasting system, a new program that provides projections of expected fuel conditions this grazing season. It is an important component of the Rangeland Production Monitoring System.


A map of the western United States titled FuelCast, with inset pictures of grassland and a fire. The map shows fuel projections from decrease (red) to increase (blue), with hotspots in purple.
A FuelCast map of fuel projections and hotspots across the western United States.

Connection Information 

Sessions are recorded through Microsoft Teams, but you do not need a Teams account or software to watch! To view a recording, click on a link below, then "Watch on the Web Instead" and "Join Anonymously." Closed captions are available.

June 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020