Workshop #2 – Fire Behavior Fuel Model Guidebook – LANDFIRE: Invest your knowledge in FBFM calibration rules for the conterminous US

11 Apr 2016
8:30 - 12:30
Oregon Convention Center

Workshop #2 – Fire Behavior Fuel Model Guidebook – LANDFIRE: Invest your knowledge in FBFM calibration rules for the conterminous US

Instructors: Wendel J. Hann, PhD, Landscape Fire Ecologist, University of Idaho, Wildland Fire RD&A; Linda Tedrow, MS, Research Fire Scientist, University of Idaho, Wildland Fire RD&A; Henry Bastian and/or Frank Fay, LANDFIRE Business Leads, DOI and US USDA Forest Service

Participants enhance LANDFIRE’s rules for mapping fuel models resulting in improved fire behavior predictions for vegetation of the Conterminous United States. Instructors and participants interactively evaluate and improve content of a draft guidebook. Guidebook content blends the maps and descriptions of vegetation and fuel characteristics with fuel model rules and expected fire behavior. Participants integrate their knowledge of the diversity of relationships between fire behavior, fuel model rules, and vegetation and fuel characteristics to assist instructors in enhancing local to national confidence in fuel model and fire behavior mapping.

Goal: Participants are part of the Guidebook project team to improve the content, comprehension, and confidence in rules for mapping LANDFIRE fuel models and fire behavior from vegetation and fuel characteristics.

Objectives:

1: Instructors transfer understanding of Guidebook purpose, intent and progress to-date. Objective achievement measured by participant survey.

2: Participants and instructors evaluate and enhance common and outlier rules for mapping fuel models from vegetation and fuel characteristics. Objective achievement measured by number of rules reviewed and enhanced.