Other Designated Areas

Last updated on 7/1/2011 12:54:32 PM.


This data set was developed for use within WFDSS to identify and display Designated Areas managed by the USDA Forest Service; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of land Management; and/or State or Private jurisdictions.

Data Input

The data displayed in WFDSS represent a merged layer from three original data sources (listed in the Data Information section below). Minor edits were performed on each of the source data sets to ensure a consistent format when combining them into the WFDSS version. The attributes of each layer were edited so that the Designation and Agency names were the only two attribute fields in the final merged version. These edits did not impact the original integrity of the data, and no polygons or attribute associations were changed, removed, or added.

The list below outlines the designations (by agency) that are contained in this layer.

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.

Data Information


USDA Forest Service - Geospatial Service and Technology Center

Bureau of Land management - BLM ftp site

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Geospatial Services

Source Data Currency:

Varies by source

Last WFDSS Update:

May 10, 2011





Data Download:

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Other Designated Areas GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Andrew Bailey WFM RD&A Data Manager
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Ben Butler
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
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Jill Kuenzi
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Joseph Kafka
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Cameron Tongier
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Skip Edel
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Dianna Sampson
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Kristy Swartz BLM-NIFC 208.387.5326 send email

Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email