USDA Forest Service

Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team


Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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Icon of a magnifying glassConnecting FCCS with the Vegetation Dynamics Development Simulator

VDDT logoThe Pacific Northwest Research Station's Science Delivery team, led by Miles Hemstrom, has requested assistance from FERA and its cooperators at the University of Washington to integrate the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) and the Vegetation Disturbance Dynamics Tool (VDDT). This project will:

  • Develop FCCS fuelbeds for VDDT vegetation states (structure and cover combinations) in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  • Translate Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) information on VDDT state classes to FCCS fuelbeds.
  • Enable VDDT users to assess future fire hazard under different land management and disturbance scenarios.
  • Substantially increase the number of FCCS fuelbeds available for other uses.

Project Lead:Jessica Halofsky


Funding: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

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U.S. Forest Service - PNW- FERA
Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:39 CST

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