WFDSS Current Calendar Year Fires

Last updated on 2/9/2014 11:43:53 AM.


The WFDSS Current Calendar Year Fires layer displays the fire perimeters entered into WFDSS from January 1st to the present for the current calendar year. Most recent, in this context, is defined as the perimeter with the most recent effective date.

Data Input

This layer includes all fire perimeters uploaded to or created in WFDSS with an effective date in the current calendar year (January 1st through the current date). When loading perimeters be sure to set the effective date so it correctly reflects the current perimeter. To view fires that were entered in WFDSS earlier than the current calendar year please view the decadienal breakouts under the Historical Wildfires/ WFDSS Record Disturbance History/Historical Wildfires grouping in the layer tree. To view the Authoritative Agency perimeters records view the decadienal breakouts under the Historical Wildfires/Agency Record grouping in the layer tree.

WFDSS Current Calendar Year Fires 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

Amanda Rumsey
Data Scientist, Wildland Fire Management, RD&A
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Susan McClendon
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
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Jill Kuenzi
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Joseph Kafka
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Andrew Bailey
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Skip Edel
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Julie Osterkamp
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Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email