A free one hour webinar from North Carolina State University, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida IFAS.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credit Expected.
Presenter: Kate Jones, PhD Candidate, Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University
Webinar Description: Mapping fire risk at a landscape scale in South Florida depends on spatially varying water levels, fuel characteristics, and topography. When surface and near-surface water levels recede below the lowest topographic features (strands, marshes, etc.), the ecosystem loses its natural, wetted fire breaks. We developed a data-driven spatial method to generate daily, categorical fire risk maps; the maps visualize low-to-high risk areas and enable fire managers to both effectively execute prescribed burns, as well as efficiently staff the landscape during high fire risk. Following the presentation there will be time for audience Q/A with the speaker. Webinar Requirements: A reliable internet connection and speakers / headphones are required to participate. Webinar audio will be broadcast directly to your computer and may be available via a call-in number. See registration email for more details. Webinar participants do not need a microphone or video camera. Webinar Recording: If you can't make the webinar, look for the recording to be posted on the Southern Fire Exchange YouTube Webinar Archive.