News & Updates
Recent Webinars and Trainings
Using the Wildfire Risk to Communities website
Watch this webinar hosted by LANDFIRE to see a demonstration of the Wildfire Risk to Communities website, including use of the interactive maps, charts, and resources available for every community, county, and state in the U.S. Learn how the website and downloadable resources can help community leaders such as elected officials, community planners, and fire managers prioritize actions to mitigate risk. Presented May 21, 2020. Download slides (PDF).
Data, science, and methods behind the Wildfire Risk to Communities website
This webinar, hosted by LANDFIRE, presents the science and data used to calculate and map wildfire risk nationwide in the Wildfire Risk to Communities website. Hear from the project’s technical lead about the use of LANDFIRE and other input datasets, the methods for modeling and mapping wildfire risk, and the data products available through the website. See a demonstration of the website and how to download geospatial and tabular data. Presented May 28, 2020. Download slides (PDF).
Eyes on Earth Podcast from the USGS EROS Center
May 4, 2020. In this episode, we hear from Frank Fay of the USDA Forest Service, who describes a new website that represents the first national tool on wildfire risk designed with communities and the general public in mind. The tool was built with data from the LANDFIRE program and numerous other sources, and offers a window into fire risk for every community in the U.S.
USDA Radio: A new online tool in community wildfire risk mitigation.
April 21, 2020. A new U.S. Forest Service website contains data and technology assisting communities in wildfire prevention and protection efforts. Rod Bain reports.
News Release: USDA Forest Service releases community wildfire risk website
April 9, 2020. For the first time, community wildfire risk has been mapped nationwide to help community leaders mitigate risk. The USDA Forest Service today announced the free, interactive, easy-to-use website, Wildfire Risk to Communities. This website is designed to help community leaders nationwide understand how wildfire risk varies across a state, region, or county and allow them to prioritize actions to protect their communities.