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PhenoMap is a web browser mapping application that delivers weekly vegetation ‘greenness’ from satellite data across all lands in the conterminous United States. This information can be used by managers to support tactical management decisions and monitor areas ranging from 15 acres to the landscape level. In addition, PhenoMap contains precipitation data from the National Weather Service, Accumulated Growing-Degree Day data...
The COVID-19 Incident Risk Assessment Tool is intended to help fire managers assess COVID-19 risk in fire camp at the incident level. The tool is intended to promote situational awareness, identify mitigations within the scope of control, and help line officers, incident managers, and fire analysts assess risks to firefighter health and workforce capacity. A numerical risk score and visual graphic is generated...
The Landscape Change Monitoring System (LCMS) is a remote sensing-based system for mapping and monitoring landscape change across the United States. LCMS produces annual maps depicting change (vegetation loss and vegetation gain), land cover, and land use from 1985 to present that can be used to assist with a wide range of land management applications.
WildfireSAFE provides an intuitive platform to access fire weather, hazard and behavior information from the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) for specific incidents. It supports the greater interagency fire community in the planning, response, and recovery phases of wildfire management. 
Calculating aboveground biomass in forests and woodlands from forest inventory plot measurements, LiDAR, aerial photography, or satellite imagery alone will not yield accurate estimates because each of these datasets have limitations in spatial coverage, temporal frequency, data collection methods or lack of quantifiable measurements. However, these datasets have been combined to create predictive models to produce biomass estimates mapped at...
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. This toolkit compiles information on post-fire resources for southwestern communities in a centralized, ...
The Fire Weather Alert System (FWAS) is designed to warn on-the-ground firefighters of dangerous weather conditions in their area. Users set custom weather thresholds and FWAS sends alerts via text message and email when those thresholds are exceeded. FWAS monitors several types of weather measurements (Remote Automatic Weather Stations, radar, etc.) and forecasts to alert firefighters of dangerous weather such as high winds, low...
FFI is an agency independent plot-level sampling system designed to characterize changes in ecosystem attributes over time.
Having precise estimates of our forest characteristics is important if we want to assess the status of our forests, detect change, or monitor trends. New statistical estimators enable us to improve precision by merging forest inventory data with data from a variety of remote sensing instruments but often pose computational challenges. This new tutorial and R software package, known as mase (model-assisted survey estimation) makes both old...
The Climate-Smart Restoration Tool provides climate-informed seed zone recommendations for sagebrush, with other species, such as bluebunch wheatgrass, set to follow.

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