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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Incorporating project-level analysis and enhanced decision support into the OptFuels fuel treatment planning system for the Lake Tahoe Basin
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Dr. Nate Anderson with questions regarding the final report.
A geographic information system-based decision support system, called OptFuels, was developed as part of a SNPLMA-funded project for spatially scheduling forest fuel treatments over multiple planning periods in the Lake Tahoe Basin (P034, "Integrated decision support for cost effective fuel treatments under multiple resource goals"). OptFuels combines the vegetation simulation capabilities of the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), the landscape fire behavior modeling functionality of the Minimum Travel Time algorithm in FlamMap (FlamMap-MTT), and a heuristic algorithm for scheduling fuel treatments. This integrated system provides land managers with a streamlined ability to develop spatiotemporal fuel treatment alternatives and assess trade-offs among various alternatives and no action.
Based on feedback from Lake Tahoe Basin managers, the OptFuels team developed a set of objectives for making the system more flexible and user-friendly and for performing project-level analyses. The objectives for the Round 12 phase of the project were to:
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