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LANDFIRE/Department of the Interior Panel Presentation

Panel Jim, Alexa, Curtis, Henry

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis invited LANDFIRE, the DOI Environmental Achievement Award ("Dream Team") winner, to present a seminar, Foundational All-Lands Data for Improving Decisions in Land Management, on September 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C. as part of their Seminar Series

View the recorded panel presentation.


The LANDFIRE panel, Henry Bastian (Department of the Interior Office of Wildland Fire) and Jim Smith (The Nature Conservancy), Clint Curtis (US Forest Service) and Alexa McKerrow (US Geological Survey), shared background and information on the program and demonstrate the successful application of LANDFIRE data to a myriad of wildland fire and "non-fire" land management issues.

Among the topics discussed were the interagency/interdepartmental approach to LANDFIRE's product suite, and a look at applications (both spatial and non-spatial data) and innovations that are changing conservation. The presentation will illustrate LANDFIRE's success and its potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management decision-making across the United States.  A substantive question and answer period followed the main presentation.