Below is a list of opportunities to engage with and help the LANDFIRE (LF) Program. This includes how to provide data, participate in reviews, and provide feedback on areas within the data that need improvement.
Questions? Need more information? Are you interested in or have ideas about other ways to engage and participate with LF? Please contact us.
WHAT: Contribute data to the LF Program, including plots, polygons, events, exotics, lidar related to vegetation or fuels, and feedback information. Your data is always welcome, so please provide it as soon as you can to ensure it is available for any effort in the LF production process.
WHEN: LF currently has a deadline in March each year, but data are accepted at any time.
WHY: Data incorporated into LF will help the landscape data reflect on-the-ground conditions as closely as possible. For more details please visit: http://www.landfire.gov/participate_refdata.php.
WHERE/WHO: Brenda Lundberg, LF Data Administrator (email@example.com)
WHAT: Interpretation of changes made to LF data by users within Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) and Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS).
WHEN:This effort is on-going. Change is constant and user engagement to help identify substantial changes versus scenario changes is needed.
WHY: The LF Program is working with the Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Applications (WFMRD&A) Program to evaluate, in a structured review process, recurring edits that are made in WFDSS and IFTDSS; especially with landscapes that are edited and then reused within the systems. The LF Program wants help interpreting the changes that users have made, why they were made, and what the changes tell us about remapping or updating the data in LF. This review will include further assessment and vetting by some of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) sub-committees.
WHERE/WHO: Please contact us and provide your input. Changes you’ve made that are substantial and need evaluation to inform LF updates or remaps are helpful to the Program.
WHAT: Looking for feedback on LF products to enhance future product updates.
WHEN: The initial deadline for this passed in advance of the Remap project, however, the need for feedback is on-going. Changes are always happening and user engagement to help identify areas for improvement is always needed.
WHY: The LF Program experienced the value of guidebooks during the Alaska FBFM calibration workshop (Alaska guidebook). Engagement with the vegetation data and models made a significant improvement with the Alaska products. Feedback helps improve future LF product updates.