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Wildland Fire Potential
        Fire Behavior
          Layer          Description                Source                    Processing Step       Summary Unit            Data Issues
          Crown Fire     Moderate or higher         Direct assignment to      Used FY2008 data      Summarized by the
          Potential      crown fire potential,      Cover type maps.          processed by Jim      area (sq KM) and
                         based mostly on heat                                 Menakis. Very         proportion of area by
                         intensity, spotting, and   Missoula Fire Science     low and low were      Bureau, Region
                         difficulty to control.     Lab (MFSL), Rocky         rated as 0,           within Bureau, and
                                                    Mountain Research         moderate as 1 and     Geographic Area
                                                    Station (RMRS), USFS      high and very high    within Bureau.
                                                                              as a 2.

                                                                              Used the Tabular
                                                                              Area under Zonal
                                                                              tab of Spatial
                                                                              Analyst Tools to
                                                                              calculate area. *



          Surface Fire   Moderate or higher         Base data is from         Behave Plus was       Summarized by the       Known errors with
          Potential      surface fire potential.    LANDFIRE National         used to calculate     area (sq KM) and        LANDFIRE
                                                    FBFM layers resample to   moderate and high     proportion of area by   National datasets.
                                                    1KM.                      potential. Each       Bureau, Region          LANDFIRE Refresh
                         See below table.
                                                                              fuel model was        within Bureau, and      data may solve some
                                                                              given a rating of 0   Geographic Area         of these known
                                                                              for low, 1 for        within Bureau.          issues.
                                                                              moderate and 2 for
                                                                              high based off of
                                                                              the hauling chart.

                                                                              Used the Tabular
                                                                              Area under Zonal
                                                                              tab of Spatial
                                                                              Analyst Tools to
                                                                              calculate area. *
                                                                      Used the Tabular      Summarized by the       Data is only
                  Used USDA Forest                                    Area under Zonal      area (sq KM) and        available for
                  Service Rocky                                       tab of Spatial        proportion of area by   Forested Areas.
  Forest Insect   Mountain Research                                   Analyst Tools to      Bureau, Region          Data does not
                                           RMRS                       calculate area. *     within Bureau, and
  and Disease     National insect and                                                                               differentiate whether
                  disease risk map                                                          Geographic Area         there is a negative or
                  layer                                                                     within Bureau.          beneficial impact to
                                                                                                                    fire.
Probability
  Layer           Description              Source                     Processing Step       Summary Unit            Data Issues
  Fire Season     Eliminated for FY2009 analysis. This data needs to be incorporated back into FY2010 analysis.




  Fire Days       Eliminated for FY2009 analysis. Data needs to be reassessed for FY2010 analysis




  Fire Starts     Number of fires starts   Compiled for 1998 -        Summarize the         Number of fires by      The definition of
                  1/10 acre or larger.     2007 from WFMI and         number of fires for   Bureau and Region       Fire Type 15 is
                                           USFWS database             Fire Type 11-23       within a Bureau, and    inconsistent among
                                                                      and 49 except for     Geographic Area         Bureaus and within
                                           BLM -- NOC                 BLM CA where          within a Bureau         an individual
                                                                      the majority of the                           Bureau.
                                                                      Fire Type 15 where
                                                                      eliminated
  Large Fires     Number of large fires.   Compiled for 1998 -        Large fires are       Number of fires by
                                           2007 from WFMI and         defined by            Bureau and Region
                                                USFWS database              lifeform: Forest       within a Bureau, and
                                                                            Fires >= 100 acres     Geographic Area
                                                BLM -- NOC                  are considered a       within a Bureau
                                                                            large fire; Non
                                                                            Forest fires >= 300
                                                                            acres are
                                                                            considered a large
                                                                            fire. Used 2001
                                                                            NLCD data to
                                                                            determine if a fire
                                                                            occurred in a forest
                                                                            type. Fire types 15
                                                                            and 16 were
                                                                            excluded from
                                                                            Large Fires
Negative
Consequences
       Layer           Description              Source                      Processing Step        Summary Unit            Data Issues
       Wildland        Used FPAs WUI layer      Silvis Lab, University of   Clipped FPAs WUI       Summarized by the       Perhaps the NOAA
       Urban                                    Wisconsin, and NE           layer to DOI lands     area (sq KM) and        Night Lights layer
       Interface                                Research Station, USFS      in SMA layer.          proportion of area by   would represent
       (WUI)                                                                Used this clipped      Bureau, Region          WUI better.
                                                                            layer to calculate     within Bureau, and
                                                                            area.                  Geographic Area
                                                                                                   within Bureau.

       Ecosystem       Fire Regime              LANDFIRE National           Used the Tabular       Summarized by the
       Vulnerability   Condition Class          generalized to 1KM          Area under Zonal       area (sq KM) and
                       (FRCC) 2 and 3 for all                               tab of Spatial         proportion of area by
                       Reference (Historical)                               Analyst Tools to       Bureau, Region
                       Fire Regimes                                         calculate area.        within Bureau, and
                                                                            SMA layer was          Geographic Area
                                                                            used to calculate      within Bureau.
                                                                            Fire Regime area. *
       Ecosystem       EVT                      LANDFIRE National           Used the Tabular       Summarized by the
                                                                            Area under Zonal       area (sq KM) and
       Vulnerability                           generalized to 1KM    tab of Spatial      proportion of area by
                       Used LF 51:                                   Analyst Tools to    Bureau, Region
                       Introduced Upland                             calculate area. *   within Bureau, and
                       Veg -- Tree                                                       Geographic Area
                                                                                         within Bureau.
                       LF 52: Introduced
                       Upland Veg -- Shrub
                       LF 54: Introduced
                       Upland Veg -- Herb
                       LF 58: Introduced
                       Woody Wetland
                        LF 59: Introduced
                       Herb Wetland

       Ecosystem       Sclass                  LANDFIRE National     Used the Tabular    Summarized by the
       Vulnerability                           generalized to 1KM    Area under Zonal    area (sq KM) and
                                                                     tab of Spatial      proportion of area by
                       Used Uncharacteristic
                                                                     Analyst Tools to    Bureau, Region
                       Exotic Vegetation and
                                                                     calculate area. *   within Bureau, and
                       Uncharacteristic                                                  Geographic Area
                       Native Veg                                                        within Bureau.
                       Cover/Structure/Comp
                       osition
       Smoke           Used EPAs PM 2.5        EPA and FACT group    Summarized by       Summarized by the
       Emissions       layer of partial and                          Jerry Barnes        area (sq KM) and
                       full non attainment                                               proportion of area by
                       counties                                                          Bureau, Region
                                                                                         within Bureau, and
                                                                                         Geographic Area
                                                                                         within Bureau.


Performance
       Layer           Description             Source                Processing Step     Summary Unit            Data Issues
       CWPP            Proportion of acres     NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area     Query summarized
                       treated under the       on October 12, 2008   and Zone were       by area and
                       Community Wildfire                            added to NFPORS     proportion of area by
          Protection Program                         layer and then        Bureau and
          (CWPP) or                                  queried using the     Geographic Area
          equivalent.                                following SQL
                                                     statement:

                                                     ("FY" = '2008' OR
                                                     "FY" = '2006' OR
                                                     "FY" = '2007')
                                                     AND "kp_area" =
                                                     3 and "act_acres" >
                                                     0 and ("cat_nm" =
                                                     'Fire' or
                                                     "CAT_NM" =
                                                     'Mechanical' or
                                                     "CAT_NM" =
                                                     'Other') and (
                                                     "TYPE_NAME"
                                                     <> 'Fire Use' )
                                                     AND ("CWPP" =
                                                     'CWPP' OR
                                                     "CWPP" = 'CWPP
                                                     equivalent')
Biomass   Biomass made         NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area       Query summarized
          available            on October 12, 2008   and Zone were         by area and
                                                     added to NFPORS       proportion of area by
                                                     layer and then        Bureau and
                                                     queried using the     Geographic Area
                                                     following SQL
                                                     statement:

                                                     ( "FY" = '2007' OR
                                                     "FY" = '2008')
                                                     AND "KP_AREA"
                                                     = 3 AND
                                                     "ACT_ACRES" >0
                                                     AND "CAT_NM"
                                                     = 'Mechanical'
                                                     AND
                                                     "TYPE_NAME"
                                                         <> 'Seeding' AND
                                                         ( "BIOMASS" =
                                                         'Y' OR
                                                         "BIO_UTILIZ" =
                                                         'Y' )AND
                                                         ("BIO_TONS" > '1'
                                                         OR
                                                         "BIO_BOARDF" >
                                                         '0')
Maintain    Treatments             NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area       Query summarized
            Maintaining desired    on October 12, 2008   and Zone were         by area and
            Conditions                                   added to NFPORS       proportion of area by
                                                         layer and then        Bureau and
                                                         queried using the     Geographic Area
                                                         following SQL
                                                         statement:

                                                         FY = '2008' AND
                                                         "kp_area" = 3 and
                                                         "act_acres" > 0 and
                                                         ("cat_nm" = 'Fire'
                                                         or "CAT_NM" =
                                                         'Mechanical' or
                                                         "CAT_NM" =
                                                         'Other') and (
                                                         "TYPE_NAME"
                                                         <> 'Fire Use' )
                                                         AND
                                                         "HF_OBJ_STA" =
                                                         'Maintaining'
Improving   Treatments improving   NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area       Query summarized
            desired Conditions     on October 12, 2008   and Zone were         by area and
                                                         added to NFPORS       proportion of area by
                                                         layer and then        Bureau and
                                                         queried using the     Geographic Area
                                                         following SQL
                                                         statement:
                                                       FY = '2008' AND
                                                       "kp_area" = 3 and
                                                       "act_acres" > 0 and
                                                       ("cat_nm" = 'Fire'
                                                       or "CAT_NM" =
                                                       'Mechanical' or
                                                       "CAT_NM" =
                                                       'Other') and (
                                                       "TYPE_NAME"
                                                       <> 'Fire Use' )
                                                       AND
                                                       "HF_OBJ_STA" =
                                                       'Moving'
                                 NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area       Query summarized
                                 on October 12, 2008   and Zone were         by area and
                                                       added to NFPORS       proportion of area by
                                                       layer and then        Bureau and
                                                       queried using the     Geographic Area
                                                       following SQL
                                                       statement:

                                                       ("FY" = '2008' OR
                                                       "FY" = '2006' OR
                                                       "FY" = '2007')
                                                       AND "kp_area" =
              Treatments using                         3 and
Contracting
              contracts                                "ACT_ACRES" >
                                                       0 and ("cat_nm" =
                                                       'Fire' or
                                                       "CAT_NM" =
                                                       'Mechanical' or
                                                       "CAT_NM" =
                                                       'Other') and (
                                                       "TYPE_NAME"
                                                       <> 'Fire Use' )
                                                       AND
                                                       ("SVC_CNT_CS"
                                                       >= '0' OR
                                                       "GRNT_CST" >=
                                                                  '0' OR
                                                                  "STEW_CST" >=
                                                                  '0' OR
                                                                  "COOP_CST" >=
                                                                  '0' )

Consequences
       Layer         Description            Source                Processing Step       Summary Unit            Data Issues
       Biomass       Biomass Availability   NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area       Query summarized
                                            on October 12, 2008   and Zone were         by area and
                                                                  added to NFPORS       proportion of area by
                                                                  layer and then        Bureau and
                                                                  queried using the     Geographic Area
                                                                  following SQL
                                                                  statement:

                                                                  (FY = '2009') and
                                                                  "KP_AREA" = 3
                                                                  and ("CAT_NM"
                                                                  = 'Mechanical')
                                                                  and
                                                                  ("TYPE_NAME"
                                                                  <> 'Seeding') and (
                                                                  "BIOMASS" = 'Y'
                                                                  )

                                            NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area       Query summarized
                                            on October 12, 2008   and Zone were         by area and
                                                                  added to NFPORS       proportion of area by
                                                                  layer and then        Bureau and
                                                                  queried using the     Geographic Area
                     Restoration                                  following SQL
       Restoration                                                statement:
                     Opportunities
                                                                  FY = '2009' AND
                                                                  "KP_AREA" = 3
                                                                  AND
                                                                  "ACT_TRT_IS" =
                                                                  1 AND
                                                 ("CAT_NM" =
                                                 'Fire' OR
                                                 "CAT_NM" =
                                                 'Mechanical' OR
                                                 "CAT_NM" =
                                                 'Other') AND
                                                 ("TYPE_NAME"
                                                 <> 'Fire Use' OR
                                                 "TYPE_NAME"
                                                 <> 'Preparation' )

                           NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area      Query summarized
                           on October 12, 2008   and Zone were        by area and
                                                 added to NFPORS      proportion of area by
                                                 layer and then       Bureau and
                                                 queried using the    Geographic Area
                                                 following SQL
                                                 statement:

                                                 FY = '2009' AND
                                                 "KP_AREA" = 3
                                                 AND
           Maintenance                           "ACT_TRT_IS" =
Maintain
           Opportunities                         1 AND
                                                 ("CAT_NM" =
                                                 'Fire' OR
                                                 "CAT_NM" =
                                                 'Mechanical' OR
                                                 "CAT_NM" =
                                                 'Other') AND
                                                 ("TYPE_NAME"
                                                 <> 'Fire Use' OR
                                                 "TYPE_NAME"
                                                 <> 'Preparation' )
                                  NFPORS – downloaded                          Query summarized
                                  on October 12, 2008   Geographic Area        by area and
                                                        and Zone were          proportion of area by
                                                        added to NFPORS        Bureau and
                                                        layer and then         Geographic Area
                                                        queried using the
                                                        following SQL
                                                        statement:

                                                        (FY = '2009') and
                                                        "KP_AREA" = 3
                                                        and ("CAT_NM"
             Contract                                   = 'Fire' OR
Contract
             Opportunities                              "CAT_NM" =
                                                        'Mechanical' OR
                                                        "CAT_NM" =
                                                        'Other') and
                                                        ("TYPE_NAME"
                                                        <> 'Fire Use' or
                                                        "TYPE_NAME"
                                                        <> 'Preparation')
                                                        and "contract" = 'T'
                                                        AND
                                                        "ACT_TRT_IS" =
                                                        1

CWPP or      CWPP or Equivalent   NFPORS – downloaded   Geographic Area        Query summarized
Equivalent   Opportunities        on October 12, 2008   and Zone were          by area and
                                                        added to NFPORS        proportion of area by
                                                        layer and then         Bureau and
                                                        queried using the      Geographic Area
                                                        following SQL
                                                        statement:

                                                        (FY = '2009') and
                                                        "KP_AREA" = 3
                                                        and ("CAT_NM"
                                                        = 'Fire' OR
                                                        "CAT_NM" =
                                                                  'Mechanical' OR
                                                                  "CAT_NM" =
                                                                  'Other') and
                                                                  ("TYPE_NAME"
                                                                  <> 'Fire Use' or
                                                                  "TYPE_NAME"
                                                                  <> 'Preparation')
                                                                  and ("CWPP" =
                                                                  'CWPP' OR
                                                                  "CWPP" = 'CWPP
                                                                  equivalent') AND
                                                                  "act_trt_IS" = 1




*Surface Management Area (SMA) layer was used as the Cross Tabulated feature in the Tabular Area calculation. Layer included
agency region and geographic area.

Surface Fire Potential LANDFIRE Values

FBFM40    Fuel_Model    LANDFIRE_CLASS         Rating   Value
1         GR1           101                    green    0
2         GR2           102                    yellow   1
3         GR3           103                    yellow   1
4         GR4           104                    red      2
5         GR5           105                    red      2
6         GR6           106                    red      2
7         GR7           107                    red      2
8         GR8           108                    red      2
9         GR9           109                    red      2
10        GS1           121                    green    0
11        GS2           122                    yellow   1
12        GS3           123                    yellow   1
13        GS4           124                    red      2
14       SH1   141   green    0
15       SH2   142   green    0
16       SH3   143   green    0
17       SH4   144   yellow   1
18       SH5   145   red      2
19       SH6   146   red      2
20       SH7   147   red      2
21       SH8   148   red      2
22       SH9   149   red      2
23       TU1   161   green    0
24       TU2   162   green    0
25       TU3   163   yellow   1
26       TU4   164   yellow   1
27       TU5   165   yellow   1
28       TL1   181   green    0
29       TL2   182   green    0
30       TL3   183   green    0
31       TL4   184   green    0
32       TL5   185   green    0
33       TL6   186   green    0
34       TL7   187   green    0
35       TL8   188   green    0
36       TL9   189   yellow   1
37       SB1   201   green    0
38       SB2   201   yellow   1
39       SB3   203   red      2
40       SB4   204   red      2
All NB               green    0

				
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