Historical Fires (2001-2009)

Last updated on 1/9/2015 1:21:27 PM.

Overview

The national fire history data layer was developed in support of the WFDSS program for the current fire season. The layer encompasses fires that were 100 acres and larger.

Data Input

Several data sources were used in the development of this layer:

Data Limitations

Fire perimeter data are often collected at the local level. Currently, there is no national fire perimeter database to collect these local data. Therefore, no consistent national dataset can be easily generated. Further complicating the issue, not all federal fire management agencies have mandatory guidelines for submitting fire perimeter shapefiles. If you do not see your fire perimeters in this layer, they are not stored in the sources used to create the layer. If this is the case, please contact your agency-specific WFDSS GIS team contact.

Data Information

Extent:

National

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

Metadata:

View Historical Fire Metadata

Data Download:

Go to Spatial Data Downloads page

 

Relevant Websites and References

Historical 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

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