Welcome to ArcFuels
Wildland fire risk assessment and fuel management planning on federal lands in the U.S. is a complex problem that often requires advanced fire behavior modeling and intensive spatial data analyses. Both the benefits and potential impacts of proposed fuel treatments must be clearly demonstrated in the context of land management goals and public expectations. Potential fire behavior metrics, including fire spread, intensity, likelihood, and ecological risk need to be analyzed for proposed fuel treatment alternatives.
We built ArcFuels to streamline the fuel management planning process, and provide tools for quantitative wildfire risk assessment. ArcFuels integrated a number of fire behavior models and corporate spatial data within a GIS framework (ArcMap toolbar). The system vastly simplifies spatial data manipulations and wildfire behavior analyses for designing and testing fuel treatment alternatives.
New ArcFuels publication
- Vaillant, N.M., Ager, A.A., Anderson, J. 2013. ArcFuels10 system overview. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-875. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65 p.
- Vaillant, N.M., Ager, A.A., Anderson, J., Miller, L. 2013. ArcFuels User Guide and Tutorial: for use with ArcGIS 9. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-877. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 256 p.
Several papers describing ArcFuelsand its application:
- Joint Fire Science Brief
- Wildfire Lessons Learned
- Example application publication: Challenges and approaches in planning fuel treatments across fire-excluded forested landscapes
See also Landscape Treatment Designer.
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Page last updated 11/25/2013.