Historical Fires

Last updated on 7/23/2021 1:21:08 PM.

Overview

The national fire history perimeter data layers consist of perimeters collected into a national standard from Agency Authoritative sources, and perimeters created in the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) since launch. Both data layers were developed in support of the WFDSS application for wildfire decision support. Both data layers are broken out by decade and previous fire year. These links provide a full description of each dataset:

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

Vacant

 

Susan McClendon
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
208.258.4244
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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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Andrew Bailey
USFWS - NIFC
208-387-5345
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Skip Edel
NPS-NIFC
303.969.2947
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Julie Osterkamp
BLM-NIFC
801.520.8702
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Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email