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An ArcGIS Interface for Fuel Treatment Planning and Wildfire Risk Assessment

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Wildland fire risk assessment and fuel management planning on federal lands in the U.S. is a complex problem that often requires advanced fire behavior modeling and intensive spatial data analyses. Both the benefits and potential impacts of proposed fuel treatments must be clearly demonstrated in the context of land management goals and public expectations. Potential fire behavior metrics, including fire spread, intensity, likelihood, and ecological risk need to be analyzed for proposed fuel treatment alternatives.

We built ArcFuels to streamline the fuel management planning process, and provide tools for quantitative wildfire risk assessment. ArcFuels integrated a number of fire behavior models and corporate spatial data within an ArcMap toolbar. The toolbar vastly simplifies spatial data manipulations and wildfire behavior analyses for designing and testing fuel treatment alternatives.

Check out the new online tutorial

ArcFuels Overview Webinar

See also Landscape Treatment Designer.

Several papers describing ArcFuels and its applicaiton:


Western Wildland Environmental
Threat Assessment Center

3160 NE Third St.
Prineville, OR 97754
P (541) 416-6583
F (541) 416-6693

Updated: May 26, 2015

Contact Information

Nicole Vaillant
Phone: 541-416-6600

Alan Ager
Phone: 541-969-8683

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