In March of 2013 at the request of the NWCG Fuels Management Committee (FMC) the Wildland Fire Management RD&A Fuels program with assistance from the University of Idaho and funding from the US Forest Service Washington Office Fire Ecology and Fuels Program developed a questionnaire on the Fire Regime and Condition Class (FRCC) concept and related tools. The intent was to gain a better understanding for how FRCC is being used in the field after being developed 10 years ago. User feedback will contribute to the future direction of FRCC.
Thank you to everyone that took part in filling out the questionnaire and providing comments. There were approximately 400 responses which resulted in the following summary of results.
Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) is an interagency, standardized tool for determining the degree of ecological departure from historical, or reference condition, vegetation, fuels, and disturbance regimes. Assessing FRCC can help guide management objectives and set priorities for treatments.
FRCC posters from the Large Fire Conference, May 19-23, 2014, Missoula, MT, can be found here.
WFMRDA posters from the Large Fire Conference, May 19-23, 2014, Missoula, MT, can be found here.
New video tutorial page for FRCCmt (4/2014)
Our new Support Forums webpage is active. Please help to contribute to it by asking your help desk questions, posting relevant information or to collaborate with other users. (3/2014)
ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 tool versions have been added for FRCCmt (11/2013)