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Project ID: 04-4-1-02

Year: 2004

Date Started: 08/31/2004

Date Completed: 09/10/2007

Title: Digital Photo Series

Project Proposal Abstract: Wildland fire professionals require accurate, detailed fuels information to effectively plan and implement a whole range of fuels and fire management actions. The Natural Fuels Photo Series, a photo guide designed for field use, is a source of high quality fuels data for a wide variety of forest and range ecosystems throughout the United States. These data were developed for on-the-ground assessments, however, and are not fully utilized in the planning environment. Technological advances since the inception of the original Photo Series projects, coupled with development of new fire- and natural resource-based software applications highlight the need to bring the Photo Series concept into the electronic age. The Digital Photo Series will be a software application that will include a fuels database with a user-friendly interface that will leverage the already high value of the Photo Series data. The Digital Photo Series will be able to include data that were collected, but not included in the original books because of publication limitations, as well as added functionality for fire and fuels planners and scientists (e.g., browsing, querying, and comparison functions, a fuelbed builder, output formatted to interface with Behave, Fofem, Consume 3.0, Fuel Characteristic Classification System, etc.). The Digital Photo Series will complement, not replace, the paper and ink versions available now and in the future; it will be a tool to more easily and effectively use the comprehensive data sets available for numerous ecosystems for strategic planning and analysis, and for implementation of field projects.

Principal Investigator: Clinton S. Wright

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Roger D. Ottmar

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Co-Principal Investigator

Robert E. Vihnanek

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Federal Cooperator

Clinton S. Wright

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network


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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("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 1183 Government Publication The Digital Photo Series
view or print   3499 Journal Article Fire Management Today
    2779 Training Session  
    2780 Training Session  
    2781 Training Session  
    2782 Training Session  
    3515 Dataset (including spatial) Digital Photo Series Database
    3516 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm Digital Photo Series Computer Software
    3518 Conference/Symposia/Workshop A Suite of Management Tools: Fuel Characteristics Classification System, Natural Fuels, Photo Series and Consume 3.0
    2830 Training Session  
    2831 Training Session  
    2832 Training Session  
    2833 Training Session  
    2834 Training Session  
    2835 Training Session  
    2836 Training Session  
    2740 Invited Paper/Presentation Digital Photo Series
    2741 Traning Session  
    2742 Traning Session  
    2743 Traning Session  
    2744 Traning Session  

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