On November 4, 12:00 Pacific time, LANDFIRE concludes the autumn LF Remap series focusing on the Southwest GeoArea: Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and sections of New Mexico, Colorado, and California. Co-hosting are the California Fire Science Consortium and Utah State University Forestry Extension.
Presenters Jim Smith and Kori Blankenship of The Nature Conservancy's LF team will review improvements to LF's newest product offerings and also look at what remains the same as in previous versions. The Southwest is the second of nine LF Remap regional product releases that are scheduled through mid-2020.
Who should participate?
Anyone who is 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 practitioners.
Jim Smith, TNC’s LANDFIRE Project lead lives in acksonville, FL and is an industry leader in remote sensing and mapping. He started his career at Virginia Tech where he was a tenured member of the Forestry faculty for 13 years, then moved on to develop forest information systems development at Champion International Paper Company.
Jim joined the Conservancy in 2004 to manage the LANDFIRE project, where he also contributes robust mapping and statistical expertise. Jim earned a BS in Timber Management, an MS Forest Biometrics from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in Forest Biometrics and Remote Sensing from Virginia Tech.
Kori Blankenship joined The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE team in 2005, where she has since 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. Combining her on-the-ground expertise in wildland fire (Kori holds an Incident Qualification Card) with knowledge of geography, proven spatial analysis skills, and solid technical writing, Kori helps improve LANDFIRE products and educates users on a multitude of applications. Kori earned her BA and MS degrees in Geography at Western Washington University. Kori lives in Bend, OR.
The LANDFIRE Program is a cooperative agreement between the USDA Forest Service, agencies of the Department of the Interior, and The Nature Conservancy. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Program is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.