LANDFIRE Webinars - 2017


We Customize!

In 2016 alone, LANDFIRE customized, developed and delivered more than 20 webinars (16 are loaded on our YouTube channel) to constituents, colleagues and decision-makers across the country. And people keep asking for more.

That means we're getting pretty good at it.

While we reach out to those who we think might benefit from a LANDFIRE webinar, we also welcome your requests to set one (several?) up. Write, and we'll get right back to you to talk about ideas, timing and audiences. 



LANDFIRE in California: What It Is and Why It Matters
May 3rd 11am - 12pm PST
Presenter: Jim Smith , The Nature Conservancy's LANDFIRE Project lead

Although LANDFIRE is a well-known, national data creation program in wide application across the U.S., many current and potential users do not fully understand what the aims, design criteria, status and plans of the program are.

In this webinar, co-hosted by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, LANDFIRE Project Lead Jim Smith offers information and insights regarding product characteristics, applications and plans as they may apply to the California Landscape Conservation Collaborative.

Additionally, Jim will describe how users’ contributions and comments help improve products not only for LCCs, but also for land managers/practitioners, fire professionals and others who work with large datasets. Finally, he’ll show that LANDFIRE’s powerful suite of tools can be modified for regional use.

Info and registration.  

Making National Spatial Data Work on Your NW Landscape
May 9th 12-1pm PST
Presenter: Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist, TNC-LANDFIRE

What do you do if you're a land manager who needs consistent, current, cross-boundary datasets, but the available data do not meet your needs? Modify them.

In this webinar, co-hosted with the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Kori Blankenship will discuss how to adjust spatial data to make it meet your needs using examples from the LANDFIRE Program.

LANDFIRE's suite of vegetation and fire related datasets is useful for many land management analyses, but because they are designed for regional and national application, they may not meet the needs of individuals working at finer scales. Armed with clear objectives, an understanding of the data and time to make changes, most analysts can locally adjust their spatial data. The principles of data modification will be demonstrated through an example in Oregon's Rogue River Basin where LANDFIRE data were calibrated for use in a wildfire hazard analysis.

For more information on this topic see the recently released guide: Modifying LANDFIRE Geospatial Data for Local Applications by Don Helmbrecht and Kori Blankenship.

Info and registration

Looking ahead to late summer ---  

"LANDFIRE - All Lands Data from Vegetation to Fuels: Planning, Engagement, and Feedback." Co-hosting with Utah State University Forestry Extension. Presenter: LANDFIRE Business Lead Henry Bastian.

Webinar will explore the suite of data that is advancing data integration, partnerships in authoritative data sources, and improving mapping change with engagement and user feedback as a key tenant. Consistent wall-to-wall data provides a strong foundation for the future national remap project with the goal of improved data quality. Federal, State, Tribal, Researcher, Academics, and local managers are provided with a consistent data framework that can be used across multiple levels and efforts.

"LANDFIRE 101." Co-hosting with Network for Landscape Conservation and the NPS "Scaling Up" webinar series.

2017 Webinars COMPLETED  

2/10 - LANDFIRE Introductory Data Product Review for Alaska. Presenter Wendel Hann. AK Data product review. General information about LF's Data Product Review.

3/13 - Do-It-Yourself Data Tinkering: Adapting Spatial Data for Local Use - Co-hosted with Conservation Biology Institute and SCGIS. Presenter Kori Blankenship.

4/12 - By special request: BpS Review for the BLM Core Science Forum. Presenter Kori Blankenship.

4/19 - Do-It-Yourself Tinkering - LANDFIRE Data Modification for the Northern Rockies. Presenter Kori Blankenship.

2016 Webinars