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Archived Webinar - "Where should we burn? A Fire Needs Assessment for Wisconsin"

A recording of the webinar is available to stream via LANDFIRE's Youtube channel.

Update: Read our final report of the Wisconsin Fire Needs Assessment and find links to the publication inEcological Applications.

Where Should we burn? A Fire Needs Assesment for Wisconsin 

Dr. Tracy Hmielowski, Fire Information Specialist
Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
October 8, 2014

Given the limitations on prescribed fire resources, the Fire Science Consortia have developed a model, also known as the Fire Needs Assessment, to identify high priority areas for management with prescribed fire. We mapped fire dependent vegetation using the LANDFIRE Existing Vegetation Layer (EVT), and ranked management units based on the potential benefits, effort, and challenges associated with using prescribed fire on the landscape. Tracy showed how open access data and stakeholder involvement have shaped this project, and shared the initial results of the Fire Needs Assessment.