LANDFIRE Office Hour (2023 Series)


(INFORMAL) Office Hours with The Nature Conservancy's LANDFIRE Team

The Office Hour Series continues in 2023. Once again, the series will feature top LANDFIRE users, behind-the-scenes experts, and LANDFIRE pioneers and innovators on this once-a-month office hour. All sessions will be recorded. Subscribe to the LANDFIREvideo YouTube channel to find them.

January 25, 2023: Leveraging LANDFIRE to Understand Ecological Conditions Across National Forests and Grasslands | Sarah Anderson, Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service

The US Forest Service models ecological conditions across National Forest System (NFS) lands using the Terrestrial Condition Assessment (TCA). The TCA synthesizes information on 30 measures of ecological condition into 12 indicators to understand overall conditions which are reported using continuous scoring from -1 (Very Poor ecological conditions) to +1 (Very Good ecological conditions). Nationally consistent datasets are critical to this effort with LANDFIRE data supporting many of the indicators.

February 22, 2023: Creating Functions for LANDFIRE in R

March 29, 2023: Fire in the Western U.S. - Big Fires. Big Challenges. Big Need for Regional Learning and Action. | JFSP & TNC LANDFIRE (View the webinar recording)

Join the office hour and learn about the diverse inputs and outcomes from six large fires spanning five JFSP Regional Fire Science Exchanges. See the story map

April 26, 2023: A New Understanding of Historical Fire Regimes in Seasonally Dry Temperate Rainforests in the Pacific Northwest, USA | Andrew Merschel, ORISE Postdoctoral Scholar, USFS PNW Research Station, Oregon State University

Our current understanding of the fire ecology of super productive Douglas-fir ecosystems is not well informed by precise records of historical wildfires and how these wildfires influenced forest dynamics over time. This presentation will summarize dozens of newly developed tree ring records of fire and forest development history collected across the Western Cascades and in the central Oregon Coast Range. These new records provide a wealth of precise information on the frequency, size, and effects of historical wildfires. We will discuss the key takeaways and surprises in these records and how they can provide a better understanding of fire ecology in the Pacific Northwest.

May 31, 2023: Searching for goldilocks: Exploring Remote Sensing Data Products in the Context of Beaver, Wildfire Severity & LANDFIRE | Robyn Holmes, Anabranch Solutions, Conservation Data Lab, Randy Swaty, TNC Ecologist

Robyn Holmes adapted the methods from the 2019 paper Smokey the Beaver: Beaver‚ÄźDammed Riparian Corridors Stay Green During Wildfire Throughout the Western USA by using three freely available remotely sensed datasets (NAIP, Sentinel-2 MSI, and Landsat 8) to investigate the extent that spatial resolution impacts the ability to detect change pre- and post- fire in a beaver inhabited area of SE Wyoming, USA that burned in 2018 (Badger Creek Fire). TNC LANDFIRE Ecologist, Randy Swaty will discuss changes in LANDFIRE cover and disturbance data that occurred before, during and after the same 2018 fire.

June 28, 2023: Using Fire Compartments and Historical Land Cover to Rediscover Grasslands in the Eastern U.S. for Restoration and Management | Brice B. Hanberry, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA & Reed F. Noss, Florida Institute for Conservation Science and Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Melrose, Florida

July & August, 2023: NO OFFICE HOURS

September 27, 2023: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: How the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is Changing the Look of Fuels Planning | Kim Ernstrom, Wildland Fire Management RD&A - NPS; Brianna Schueller, Fire Technology Transfer Specialist, RMRS, Wildland Fire Management RD&A, Jennifer Anderson, Division Chief Prescribed Fire & Fuels, Yosemite National Park

October 25, 2023: TBA

December 6, 2023: TBA

Contact Name: Megan Dettenmaier
Contact E-mail: meg.dettenmaier@TNC.ORG

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Jan 25, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Feb 22, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Mar 29, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Apr 26, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
May 31, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jun 28, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Sep 27, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Oct 25, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Dec 6, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Pacific Time

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