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Session 2C Remote Sensing and Modeling Applicaitons for Fuel Treatments in the Eastern United States

    Session Chair

Mr. Paul Greenfield
National Program Leader for Remote Sensing
USDA Forest Service National Forest Systems (Engineering)
RP-C 5th
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, DC 20090

Dr. Yongqiang Liu
Southern Research Station
USDA Forest Service


Topics included

This session explores using remote sensing for eastern fuel loading, structure and moisture, validation for fuel treatment effectiveness and program progress, fire fuel indices and classification systems, and fuel mapping in the east. It will also showcase past simulation modeling work to guide fuel treatments strategies and where the application of fuels modeling for development of treatment strategies might go in the future. Finally, the session will address using and developing fuels management decision support systems for the eastern states.