New Product Release: LANDFIRE Remap in California
November 4, 2019 @ 12 PM Pacific
This webinar will focus on LANDFIRE Remap products in the Southwest U.S., with specific emphasis on California applications. Presenters Jim Smith and Kori Blankenship will review improvements to LF’s newest product offering and look at what remains the same as previous versions. LF Remap products are being released through 2019-2020, as determined by LF GeoArea.
Who should participate?
Anyone who is or might be considering using LANDFIRE products to inform fire and vegetation management decisions, e.g. researchers, land and project managers, fire and fuel professionals, GIS specialists, scientists, and practitioners.
Presenters: The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE Team members Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist, and Jim Smith, LF Program Lead.
Jim Smith, TNC’s LANDFIRE Project lead lives in Jacksonville, FL and is an industry leader in remote sensing and mapping. He started his career at Virginia Tech where he was a tenured member of the Forestry faculty for 13 years, then moved on to develop forest information systems development at Champion International Paper Company. Jim joined the Conservancy in 2004 to manage the LANDFIRE project, where he also contributes robust mapping and statistical expertise. Jim earned a BS in Timber Management, an MS Forest Biometrics from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in Forest Biometrics and Remote Sensing from Virginia Tech.
Kori Blankenship joined The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE team in 2005, where she has since facilitated the development of hundreds of ecological models, pioneered methods to estimate the historical range of variability, and applied LANDFIRE products to address land management challenges around the U.S. Combining her on-the-ground expertise in wildland fire (Kori holds an Incident Qualification Card) with knowledge of geography, proven spatial analysis skills, and solid technical writing, Kori helps improve LANDFIRE products and educates users on a multitude of applications. Kori earned her BA and MS degrees in Geography at Western Washington University. Kori lives in Bend, OR.