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Wildfire Hazard Potential (WHP) for the conterminous United States (270-m GRID), version 2018 continuous (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Federal wildfire managers often want to know, over large landscapes, where wildfires are likely to occur and how intense they may be. To meet this need we developed a map that we call wildfire hazard potential (WHP) – a raster geospatial product that can help to inform evaluations of wildfire risk or prioritization of fuels management needs across very large spatial scales (millions of acres).

Wildfire Hazard Potential (WHP) for the conterminous United States (270-m GRID), version 2018 classified (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Federal wildfire managers often want to know, over large landscapes, where wildfires are likely to occur and how intense they may be. To meet this need we developed a map that we call wildfire hazard potential (WHP) – a raster geospatial product that can help to inform evaluations of wildfire risk or prioritization of fuels management needs across very large spatial scales (millions of acres).

Wildfire Hazard Potential for the United States (270-m), version 2020 (3rd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This dataset is the 2020 version of wildfire hazard potential (WHP) for the United States. The files included in this data publication represent an update to any previous versions of WHP or wildland fire potential (WFP) published by the USDA Forest Service. WHP is an index that quantifies the relative potential for wildfire that may be difficult to control, used as a measure to help prioritize where fuel treatments may be needed.

Wildfire Risk to Communities: Spatial datasets of landscape-wide wildfire risk components for the United States

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The data included in this publication depict components of wildfire risk for all lands in the United States that: 1) are landscape-wide (i.e., measurable at every pixel across the landscape); and 2) represent in situ risk – risk at the location where the adverse effects take place on the landscape.

Wildfire Risk to Communities: Spatial datasets of wildfire risk for populated areas in the United States

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The data included in this publication depict components of wildfire risk specifically for populated areas in the United States. These datasets represent where people live in the United States and the in situ risk from wildfire, i.e., the risk at the location where the adverse effects take place. Related datasets representing components of risk across the entire landscape are available in a separate data publication (Scott et al.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 07: markets and log prices

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Markets and prices for logs vary widely across the West, fluctuating from place to place in response to regional variables and hauling costs. This fact sheet discusses those variables, locality of log markets, markets for low-value logs, and caveats to consider when using My Fuel Treatment Planner. Other publications in this series

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 05: NEPA and economics

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the law that requires Federal agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their actions, involve the public in the decisionmaking process, and disclose information, starting at the initial stages of planning.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 09: Mechanical treatment costs

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Although fuel reduction treatments are widespread, there is great variability and uncertainty in the cost of conducting treatments. Researchers from the Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, have developed a model for estimating the per-acre cost for mechanical fuel reduction treatments.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 06: selection criteria analysis

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Confidence in decisionmaking can often come from knowing if others in similar circumstances would choose the same management strategy. Researchers at the USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Saskatchewan have developed a Selection Criteria Analysis for answering this very question.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 04: My Fuel Treatment Planner

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
In the face of rapidly changing public and political attitudes toward fire and fuel planning, one thing remains constant: the fuel planner is ultimately responsible for making decisions on the land. This fact sheet discusses the options for fuel treatments, and the need, development, and use of the MS Excel-based tool, My Fuel Treatment Planner.

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