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Project ID: 01-1-4-14

Year: 2001

Date Started: 08/30/2001

Date Completed: 02/06/2006

Title: Advanced Remote Sensing Technologies for Monitoring Postburn Vegetation Trends and Conditions

Project Proposal Abstract: For the past several decades, prescribed fire has proven to be a valuable tool for managing federal lands. It is an economical and efficient way to reduce accumulated fuel loads resulting from prolonged policies of suppressing wildfires, Prescribed fire helps to control the spread of some exotic species, increase vegetative diversity, and facilitate the regeneration of native grasses and forage for livestock and wildlife. For at least 45 years, natural resource managers have been employing prescribed fire as a range management tool in grassland/shrub ecosystems. Although generally effective for this application, more precise information is needed for comparing the actual response of the ecological landscape to the initial objectives set out in prescribed fire plans. We propose to apply several newly developed remote sensing techniques to accurately describe the temporal dynamics of vegetation community composition in a grassland/shrub ecosystem following prescribed fire treatments. The proposed work is new and innovative but based on a strong fundamental framework. To characterize the outcome of prescribed fires in more detail beyond vegetation classification, there is a need for more accurate geospatial information on vegetation. We seek to apply a recent advance in remote sensing technology, imaging spectroscopy, to estimate both the biomass and moisture content of vegetation canopies, specifically, grassland and shrub fuel types. We propose to develop this state-of-the-art information as input into fire behavior and fire danger rating models such as BEHAVE, FARSITE, and NFDRS.

Principal Investigator: Raymond Kokaly

Agency/Organization: USGS-Geological Survey

Branch or Dept: BRD-Water Science Center-CO


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Amanda G. McAdams

Forest Service

Dixie NF-Powell Ranger District

Co-Principal Investigator

Ralph R. Root

USGS-Geological Survey

Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center

Co-Principal Investigator

Melinda Walker

Forest Service

Region 2-Rocky Mountain Region

Collaborator/Contributor

Jenny Barnett

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Sheldon-Hart Mountain NWRC

Collaborator/Contributor

John Glenn

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Wyoming State Office

Collaborator/Contributor

Andrew Goheen

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Neal Smith NWR

Collaborator/Contributor

David Hammond

NPS-National Park Service

Intermountain Regional Office

Collaborator/Contributor

Russell Jackson

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

National Science & Technology Center

Collaborator/Contributor

Gretchen Meyer

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Wyoming State Office

Collaborator/Contributor

Ken Stinson

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Worland Field Office

Collaborator/Contributor

Jim Wolf

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Worland Field Office

Federal Cooperator

Susan Goodman

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

National Science & Technology Center


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("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
  go to website 764 Website Progress report, year 2, will be posted on the internet and may be published in an appropriate peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  go to website 765 Website  
  go to website 692 Website  
  go to website 982 Invited Paper/Presentation  
  go to website 983 Invited Paper/Presentation  
  go to website 984 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
  go to website 985 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
  go to website 986 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
  go to website 987 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  

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