Optimizing The Location Of Fuel Treatments Over Time At Landscape Scales

OptFuels incorporates land management optimization functionality (MAGIS), vegetation simulation capabilities (Forest Vegetation Simulator and the Fire and Fuels Extension [FVS-FFE]), and fire behavior modeling functionality (FlamMap). By integrating these proven technologies, project investigators and developers hoped to provide land managers with a more streamlined ability to plan, schedule, and apply the most cost-effective and landscape-appropriate fuel treatments available.

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Introducing Fuelcalc: A New Tool That Helps Turn Static Inventory Data Into

FuelCalc facilitates use of a wide range of inventory data and fuel characteristics to help calculate fuel quantities and qualities to estimate potential fire behavior, fire effects, and smoke production. By linking with a number of existing software systems and databases, FuelCalc provides a onestop information resource to help managers make efficient, well-informed decisions regarding fuel management and treatment alternatives and their potential consequences in terms of direct effects on fuels and predicted effects on fire behavior and fire outcomes.

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Fofem: The First-Order Fire Effects Model Adapts To The 21St Century

Technology is playing an increasingly pivotal role in the effi ciency and effectiveness of fire management. The First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM) is a widely used computer application that predicts the immediate or ‘first-order’ effects of fire: fuel consumption, tree mortality, emissions, and soil heating.

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