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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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Fuel Characteristic Classification System Workshops and Training

FCCS Tutorial

A self-paced tutorial for the FCCS is available in .html and .zip file formats. Student and instructor guides are also included for those interested in teaching this tool to colleagues.

National Interagency Fuels, Fire, and Vegetation Technology Transfer (NIFFTT) Course

"FCCS: Introduction to the Fuel Characteristic Classification System" is one of option for self-paced online learning that offers audio, quizzes, and the option to print a certificate of completion. It is free, but does require online registration.

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, offers a 2-credit class that includes the photo series, FCCS, and Consume 3.0 in concert with one another as methods to characterize fuels. The class is titled "FOR 451: Fuels Inventory and Management."

Oregon State University Webinars

Jessica Halofsky and Stephanie Hart (University of Washington) provide an overview of integration of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) and the Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool (VDDT)

Regional Workshops

A series of regional workshops funded by the Joint Fire Science Program was offered by FERA to train managers on the use of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS), Consume 3.0, the natural fuels photo series, and how they work together.

  • Southern Region (Held November 8-10, 2005 in Ichauway, Georgia)
  • Hawaii Region (Held February 28-March 2, 2006 in Hilo)
  • Pacific Northwest Region (Held May 16-18, in Sunriver, Oregon)
  • Alaska Region (Held August 15-17, Fairbanks)
  • Midwest Region (Held November 2006 in West Portsmouth, Ohio)
  • Pacific Southwest Region (Held March 13-17 in San Luis Obispo, California)
  • Southwest Region (May 2-4, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Additional workshops have been offered by several sponsors:

  • University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho (April 2007).
  • Georgia Forestry Commission in Newton, Georgia (September 2007)
  • U.S. Army, Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia (March 2008)
  • Forest Service in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.(March 2009)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs in Spokane, Washington (March 2009)
  • Bureau of Land Management in Salt Lake City, Utah. (April 2008)
  • University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. (April 2008)
  • Forest Service in Redmond, Oregon (June 2008)
  • Aviero, Portugal (November 2010)
  • Kinston, NC (January 2011)
  • Grand Rapids, MN (January 2011)
  • Snowbird, UT November 14-17, 2011

Contact Roger Ottmar for more information about these workshops.

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