5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress

Monday, 17 November 2003
Wildland Fire Risk Hazard Value Analysis
Mark Grupé, Yosemite National Park, El Portal, CA; and M. Beasley
Yosemite Fire Management conducted a wildland fire risk-hazard-value analysis using the Asset Analyzer Arcview extension developed by the Southern Sierra Geographic Information Cooperative. Asset Analyzer is a decision making tool that calculates weighted classes from normalized inputs. The analysis incorporated input variables of wildland fire risk (probability of ignition based on historical records), hazards (potential fire behavior), and values (cultural and natural resources). Yosemite Fire Management will use the analysis to prioritize fuel treatment efforts and the assignment of resources during multiple fire starts.

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