USGS Ecological Site Group Fire and Fuels Workshop
You’re invited to join this USGS-led workshop developing Ecological Site Group State and Transition Models with a focus on Fire and Fuels across the upper Colorado Plateau. There is no registration or attendance fee. Please fill out this form to be included in future emails with details and pre-workshop materials.
Dates and Locations
Salt Lake City, UT – Feb 20 (12:30pm – 5:30pm) & 21 (8:30am – 12pm)
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 State St. SLC, UT
Denver CO – Feb 22 (12:30pm – 5:30pm) & 23 (8:30am – 12pm)
Federal Center in Lakewood, CO
We will be covering an update from the previous year’s workshop on fire and fuels mapping across the Upper Colorado Plateau in Utah and Colorado using Ecological Site Groups. This will include updated field data collection, updated mapping efforts of current ecological states based on statistical clustering and identification of state transitions. Participants of this year’s workshop will be asked to help us identify potential options for desired conditions for the state and transition models based on the population of ecological states. We need your feedback on our results This will include hindcasting our state maps from 1984 to 2022 and analyzing state-change temporally and spatially with respect to land-use, fire, and climate. If you’d like a refresher on Ecological Site Groups and our developing of ESG State and Transition Models here is a short YouTube video from Anna Knight highlighting the overall process. Previous workshop attendance is NOT required.