Forest Mapping Study Helps Identify Regions with Multiple Threat Potential, Including Wildfires
Station scientists developed a way to combine and display forest threat data at its appropriate spatial scale, and in a way that transcends county boundaries by using readily available GIS analytical tools. Resulting maps show locations where threats and threat combinations are more prevalent relative to the landscape as a whole. The maps are intended to assist policymakers and managers to identify locations where particular threats may be more concentrated relative to others and to identify where multiple threats intersect. This information can then be used when deciding how to allocate budgets to mitigate threats. The maps were published in June 2013and are being used by the National Fire Protection Association in presentations about wildfire risk.
|Mapping multiple forest threats in the northwestern United States||(publication)|
Forest Service Partners