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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.

Resources for Postfire Response: Empowering Land Managers with New After Fire Toolkit

Documents and Media Posted on: October 14, 2020
  The After Fire Toolkit provides managers, landowners, and communities with online guidance for assessing and preventing potential damage due to postfire flooding and related events. Document Type: Other Documents

Commentary on the article “Burn probability simulation and subsequent wildland fire activity in Alberta, Canada - Implications for risk assessment and strategic planning” by J.L. Beverly and N. McLoughlin

Publications Posted on: August 16, 2020
Monte Carlo simulations using wildland fire spread models have been conducted to produce numerical estimates of fire likelihood, project potential fire effects, and produce event sets of realistic wildfires (Parisien et al., 2019). The application of these methods has greatly expanded over the last few decades as a result of increased computation capabilities, available data, and our fundamental understanding of landscape fire dynamics.

After Fire: Toolkit for the Southwest

Tools Posted on: April 23, 2020
Wildfires are an important natural disturbance in southwestern ecosystems, but burn areas may be subject to hazardous post-fire erosion and flooding. There are numerous existing science and management tools for mitigating these hazards, but they are not always accessible to the communities and private landowners who need them.

Risk assessment in the face of a changing environment: Gypsy moth and climate change in Utah

Publications Posted on: March 04, 2020
The importance of efficaciously assessing the risk for introduction and establishment of pest species is an increasingly important ecological and economic issue. Evaluation of climate is fundamental to determining the potential success of an introduced or invasive insect pest. However, evaluating climatic suitability poses substantial difficulties; climate can be measured and assessed in a bewildering array of ways.

Assessing risk in a postfire landscape: Are currently available tools good for the local land owner?

Publications Posted on: February 06, 2020
Wildfires and events that follow such as flooding and erosion are natural disturbances in many ecosystems. However, when these types of postfire events threaten life, property, and resources they become a concern for resource managers, communities, and private landowners.

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