This Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) online course is designed to give the participant the background information necessary for understanding FRCC assessments, including an overview of what FRCC is and the various assessment methods; key theories, principles, and concepts; its role in policy and law; and FRCC resources. The course also covers assessment basics, including data inputs, sources, and outputs. In addition, the participant will conduct a simulated FRCC assessment for an actual landscape in either the eastern or western U.S. The course concludes with a discussion of how FRCC assessments can be applied in the real-world. 

The Fire Regime Condition Class Mapping Tool is a GIS application for conducting geospatial analyses of fire regime condition class.  This tool is usually called “FRCC”. In essence, the tool spatially depicts ecological departure for vegetation and fire regimes and then classifies landscapes according to condition classes. The intent of this course is to introduce the tool and familiarize the participant with its operation – including inputs and outputs – as well as the tool’s various applications. Read the individual lesson descriptions below for details on the course contents.