Ecomath: Determining Forest-Wide Fire Priorities Based on Ecological Factors

"Ecomath" is a term coined for the prioritization of controlled burns developed by participants in the Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network. The current version of Ecomath evaluates and ranks existing and potential controlled burn units. The factors used to score each unit area include the ecological zone present, fire dependent rare species present, fire dependent rare communities, and priority habitat types. The result is a GIS shapefile with a unique score for each square kilometer section of a UTM based grid on the landscape. The score for each area is intended to be used in identifying priorities for future fire planning and management.

For more information, see the article below written by Ecomath developer, Josh Kelly and join the Ecomath webinar on June 28th, 2016. 

Ecomath for the North Zone of Cherokee National Forest: A Randomized Approach to Determining Forest-Wide Fire Priorities Based on Ecological Factors

To join the webinar, click here.