Responsible Agencies

Last updated on 4/19/2012 7:17:01 PM.

Overview

This layer is limited to the states of Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico; it delineates the dividing lines between land that is provided wildland fire protection by the State, Federal, and Local agencies.

Data Input

The data displayed in WFDSS represent a merged layer from four 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 to attach the NWCG Unit ID, Unit Name and Agency to each polygon.  The Agency and Unit Name are then used to automatically populate the Incident Information page when and incident is created in WFDSS.  These edits did not impact the original integrity of the data, and no polygons or attribute associations were changed, removed, or added.

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

Source:

Alaska - Alaska Fire Service

California - USDA FS Region 5 GIS Clearinghouse

Montana - Montana DNRC

New Mexico - USDA Forest Service

Idaho - Idaho Department of Lands

Extent:

AK, CA, MT, NM, ID

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

Data Download:

Go to Spatial Data Downloads page

 

Responsible Agencies 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
208-387-5248
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Ben Butler
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
208.991.4143
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Jill Kuenzi
USFS-NIFC
208.387.5283
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Joseph Kafka
BIA-NIFC
208.387.5572
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Cameron Tongier
USFWS-NIFC
208.387.5712
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Skip Edel
NPS-NIFC
303.969.2947
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Dianna Sampson
BLM-NIFC
208.387.5196
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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