Landscape Treatment Designer: A multicriteria optimization tool for fuel treatment planning
Media Type: Video
  • Alan A. Ager
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
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  • Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Date: July 12, 2012

Cataloging Information

  • forest planning
  • forest restoration
  • fuel treatment planning
  • fuel treatments
  • LTD - Landscape Treatment Designer
  • spatial optimization
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Record Last Modified: September 8, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 12639


The Landscape Treatment Designer (LTD) is a multicriteria spatial prioritization and optimization system to help design and explore landscape fuel treatment scenarios. The program fills a gap between fire model programs such as FlamMap, and planning systems such as ArcFuels, in the fuel treatment planning process. The LTD uses inputs on spatial treatment objectives, activity constraints, and treatment thresholds, and then identifies optimal fuel treatment locations with respect to the input parameters. The program can be used in a number of ways to explore treatment priority and decision rules as they manifest themselves on small to large (1 million ha) landscapes as spatially explicit treatment strategies. This webinar was hosted by the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (, the Joint Fire Science Program (, and the International Association of Wildland Fire (, and presented by Alan Ager on July 12, 2012.

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