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Project ID: 05-4-1-21

Year: 2005

Date Started: 05/11/2005

Date Completed: 05/05/2009

Title: Development and Delivery of Version 2 of the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator

Project Proposal Abstract: This project is designed to provide an improved version of the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FFE-FVS), a program whose original development was largely financed by the JFSP. The program is widely used by JFSP member agencies and several JFSP-sponsored research projects to support analysis at the stand to large landscape spatial scales. New research results are now available that render parts of the model obsolete and experience with the model has clearly demonstrated some parts of the model which need to be improved. While the model currently enjoys wide acceptance among users, they and the stakeholders they serve, have an expectation that these shortcomings will be addressed and the model will contain the best available science. Filling that need is the major purpose of this work, filling the mandate stated in Task 3 of AFP 2005-4. Equally important are issues regarding support, training, and system usability. To the extent that these are considered technology transfer they fall under Task 1 and to the extent they are considered model development they fall under Task 3. We propose to conduct six on-site training sessions per year over the first 2-years of the program and provide six onsite assistance visits for each of these years. This work will utilize the latest revisions of FFE-FVS as version 2 is developed, not the current operational version 1 of FFE-FVS, as proscribed by the AFP. In addition to being an efficient technology transfer procedure, this work is considered as beta-testing of the latest revisions and will help guide version 2 development. System usability is addressed in two areas: 1) the graphical user interface (Suppose) needs to modified to improve ease of use and provide new tools to simulate management actions, and 2) FFE-FVS needs additional options to support silviculture treatments designed to change fire behavior.

Principal Investigator: Stephanie A. Rebain

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: RMRS-Forest Management Service Center


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Nicholas L. Crookston

Forest Service

RMRS-Forestry Sciences Lab-Moscow

Co-Principal Investigator

Gary E. Dixon

Forest Service

RMRS-Forest Management Service Center

Co-Principal Investigator

Elizabeth D. Reinhardt

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Federal Cooperator

Dennis E. Ferguson

Forest Service

RMRS-Forestry Sciences Lab-Moscow


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Project Deliverables

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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
    440 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Sacramento, CA
    441 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Ogden, UT
    442 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Portland, OR
    443 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Fort Collins, CO
    444 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Albuquerque, NM
    445 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm Added a new fuel model selection logic that incorporates the 40 new Scott and Burgan fuel models to all FFE variants
    437 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Missoula, MT
    438 Training Session FY09 FVS training session held in Atlanta
    652 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Milwaukee, WI in November 2007
    653 Training Session FY08 FVS training held in Bent Creek, NC in November 2007
    1976 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Sacramento
    1977 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Phoenix
    1978 Training Session FY06 Advanced FVS training session held in Fort Collins
    2275 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Fort Collins
    2276 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Albuquerque
    2277 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Ogden, UT
    2278 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Sandy, OR
    2279 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Bent Creek, NC
    2280 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Maine
    2281 Training Session FY06 Advanced FVS training session held in Fort Collins
    2282 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    2283 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    2284 Training Session FY06 FFE-FVS training provided as part of the Technical Fire Management course in Seattle
    2285 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    2286 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    5126 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    5127 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    5128 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    5129 Training Session On-site help
    5130 Training Session On-site help
    5131 Training Session On-site help
    5132 Training Session On-site help
    5133 Training Session On-site help
    5134 Training Session On-site help
    5135 Training Session On-site help
    4059 Training Session on-site help
    4060 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training held in Fort Collins for the Colorado State Forest Service
    4313 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Bent Creek, NC in December 2007
    4314 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Ogden, UT in January 2008
    4315 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Sacramento, CA in January 2008
    4316 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Fort Collins, CO in February 2008
    4317 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Portland, OR in February 2008
    4318 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Albuquerque, NM in March 2008
    4319 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Fort Collins, CO in April 2008
    4320 Training Session FY08 FVS training held in Jacksonville, NC for DOD in June 2008
    4321 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    4322 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    4323 Training Session On-site help
    4324 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    4325 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
view or print   4336 Photo Photo from Bent Creek Training 2007
view or print   4337 Photo Photo from Bent Creek Training 2007
    4406 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    4191 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Fort Collins
    4230 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Fort Collins
    4231 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Sacramento
    4232 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Portland, OR
    4233 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Atlanta
    4234 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training held in Fort Collins for the Colorado State Forest Service
    4235 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    4236 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    4237 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    4238 Poster  
    4239 Training Session on-site help
    4240 Training Session on-site help
    4241 Training Session on-site help
    4242 Training Session on-site help
    4243 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    4244 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    6750 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Missoula
    6391 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Asheville, NC
    5891 Training Session FY09 BLM and BIA FVS training session held in Fort Collins, CO
    5892 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm Added an option to FFE to use estimated fuel loads directly in predicting fire behavior, rather than picking a fuel model.
    6082 Training Session FY06 Basic FVS training session held in Missoula
    6083 Training Session FY06 Basic FFE-FVS training session held in Grand Rapids, MN
    5362 Training Session FY08 Basic FVS training held in Missoula, MT in December 2007
    5853 Training Session FY07 Basic FVS training session held in Grants Pass, OR

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