Feb. 5, 2008 - First FFI Workshop Well Attended in Boise
The first workshop to teach managers the features of FFI (FEAT/FIREMON Integrated) was held in Boise, Idaho, on January 8-10, 2008. FFI is a monitoring software tool designed to assist managers with collection, storage, and analysis of ecological information. It was constructed through a complementary integration of the Fire Ecology Assessment Tool (FEAT) and FIREMON. Its development was sponsored by the National Interagency Fuels Coordination Group. The National Park Service is the managing partner.
Thirty-one managers and monitoring personnel from the Forest Service, BLM, BIA, Student Conservation Asssociation, and National Park Service took part in the three-day workshop in Boise, which covered the software components and how the program integrates with ARC GIS and a personal digital assistant (PDA). Instructors for the workshop were Duncan Lutes (USDA Forest Service and FMI Fire Ecologist), John Caratti (Systems for Environmental Management, Missoula), Austin Streetman (Spatial Dynamics, Boise), and Pam Sikkink (Systems for Environmental Management).
FFI Workshop 1, January 8-10, 2008,
held at the Jack Wilson Building at the Multi-purpose Building,
National Interagency Fuels Center, Boise, ID
To learn more about the FFI ecological monitoring utilities software and its documentation go to http://frames.nbii.gov/portal/server.pt. Look for the FFI link under “New Featured Areas.” The complete training schedule for the next few months is also posted on the FRAMES website.