In our last post we tried to answer the question: “Is LANDFIRE for me?” Well, there is only one way to find out--inspect the data to determine if it has the qualities you need to meet your objectives. You don’t have to have a PhD in vegetation modeling or be a GIS guru to review LANDFIRE data. The LANDFIRE team has support materials and support staff to help you.
Remember that LANDFIRE datasets were developed for national and regional level strategic planning and reporting, but because of their comprehensive and complete nature there is a demand for them for finer scale applications. The applicability of LANDFIRE data varies by location and specific application so users are encouraged to carefully review the datasets to determine their suitability on a project-by-project basis.
|A team of ecologists reviews LANDFIRE data in the field.|
LANDFIRE developed three user guides to help users review and modify its vegetation dynamics models and its suite of geo-spatial layers:
The above guides offer to-the-point advice and easy-to-follow checklists to help users through the process. The guides are complimented by a set of step-by-step videos and tutorials that explain how to perform common data modifications such as:
These materials build on existing LANDFIRE-related courses.
Need more help? Contact any member of The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE Team, the National Interagency Fuels, Fire and Vegetation Technology Transfer Team National Interagency Fuels, Fire and Vegetation Technology Transfer Teamor the LANDFIRE help desk.KORI BLANKENSHIP
The Nature Conservancy