The course objectives are to familiarize participants with the LANDFIRE Project in general as well as with the topics directly related to the understanding and use of LANDFIRE data products.

The LANDFIRE Total Fuel Change Tool (LFTFC Tool) is a system for editing or updating LANDFIRE fuel attributes to better describe fire behavior characteristics for use in planning and fire analysis. Specifically, the tool is an ArcGIS Toolbar that links to a set of fuel rules that assign spatial areas to certain fuel attributes, such as Fire Behavior Fuel Models, based on LANDFIRE vegetation and disturbance history layers. Users can edit the rules and run the tool to see how changed assumptions about the fuel attributes of specific vegetation types will impact the output fuel attribute grids and the resultant fire behavior characteristics. This course introduces participants to the LFTFC Tool and its uses.

The Working with LANDFIRE Vegetation Dynamics Models course provides an introduction to the models, including the process and rules used to create them. You’ll also learn how the LANDFIRE models differ from other state-and-transition vegetation dynamics models developed using the Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool (or its successor, the Path Landscape Model Framework).

The Predicting Vegetation Change course teaches the concepts that led to the development of the LANDFIRE vegetation models and how these concepts may be applied to land management questions. The course provides an overview of common approaches to predicting vegetation change at the landscape level.