Prescribed Fire Prioritization Model Webinar- July 11, 2013
|Webinar AnnouncementThursday, July 11, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Note: This webinar will be recorded and posted online afterward.
The IMAGINE Prescribed Fire Prioritization Model: A Logistical and Ecological Approach to Management
IMAGINE aims to solve the issue of technology overload confronting prescribed fire managers today. As the demand to prescribe burn more acres increase, so do the demands on fire management officers (FMOs) to prioritize treatment areas. Prescribed fires accomplish multiple objectives including reducing hazardous fuels, improving wildlife habitat, aiding listed species and increasing resource access. IMAGINE is meant to provide research to managers a simple program that answers the questions of “when to burn, where to burn, how to burn, and why to burn.” The burn prioritization model ranks treatment areas on ecological and logistical scores and allows users to set optimal burning constraints such as days since rain, KDBI, relative humidity, temperature, and season of burn to achieved desired resource goals. The goal of many burns is ecological restoration therefore some criteria such as percent of fire-dependent vegetation, departure from desired condition, and presence of listed species were factored in. Logistical data is based on cost per acre of conducting each burn. Reginald Goolsby will present a webinar that provides a general overview of the program.
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*This information was obtained from the International Association of Wildland Fire