Remap 2016: New LANDFIRE Products for the Southwestern United States
The webinar describes the new LANDFIRE Remap products, what has changed from previous product offerings, and what remains the same or has been updated. We will offer application examples taken from the SW region, and will save time to answer questions and listen to comments at the webinar’s conclusion. The presentation is directed to those who are or might be considering using LANDFIRE products to inform fire and vegetation management decisions, e.g. researchers, land and project managers, fire and fuel professionals, GIS specialists, scientists, and students.
Webinar presented by: Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist and Jim Smith, Program Lead, of The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE Team.
Fire Ecologist Kori Blankenship joined The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE team in 2005. During her tenure with The Conservancy she has facilitated the development of hundreds of ecological models, pioneered methods to estimate the historical range of variability, and applied LANDFIRE products to address land management challenges around the U.S. Kori earned her B.A. and M.S. in Geography at Western Washington University. She also holds an Incident Qualification Card (aka "red card") and is frequently seen carrying a drip torch on prescribed fire lines.
Jim Smith, TNC-LANDFIRE Program Lead, joined The Nature Conservancy in 2004 to helm the brand-new LANDFIRE Project. Prior to TNC, Jim was on the Forestry faculty at Virginia Tech, headed Forest Information Systems development for Champion International Paper Company, and worked in the commercial sector. His research has appeared in Fire Ecology, Forest Science, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Canadian Journal of Forest Research and the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Jim earned a BS in Timber Management and MS Forest Biometrics from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in Forest Biometrics and Remote Sensing from Virginia Tech.