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Fire Effects Information System Website (FEIS)

Access FEIS database.

The FEIS database provides access to more than 1,200 species reviews, 150 fire studies, and is now producing fire regime syntheses. This suite of products provides information on plant, lichen, and wildlife species’ life history, ecology, and relationship to fire and detailed descriptions of site characteristics, burning conditions, fire behavior, and fire effects. This spatially searchable database was developed by the USDA-FS, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula, Montana.

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US Geological Survey Science Locator

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The USGS Science Locator tool provides a way to search for published research locations in the Great Basin.

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Great Basin Research and Management Partnership Consortia Database

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The GBRMP Consortia Database provides a way to easily identify the various partnership groups in the Great Basin and obtain a quick reference to their goals, points of contact, and relationships.

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ESRI Wildfire Public Information Map

Access interactive map.

ESRI developed an interactive map of US wildfire locations, perimeters, fire potential areas, global burn areas, wind conditions, and precipitation via streaming data from NIFC, GeoMAC, NHSS, MODIS, METAR/TAF, and the USDA Forest Service, Fire Modeling Institute. See the real-time effects of the fires via social media posts.


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LANDFIRE – Landscape fire and resource management planning tools

Access LANDFIRE tools.

LANDFIRE is a shared program between the wildland fire management programs of the USDA-FS and DOI, providing landscape scale geo-spatial products to support cross-boundary planning, management, and operations. It provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

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SageSTEP – Sagebrush steppe treatment evaluation project

Visit SageSTEP website.

SageSTEP is a long-term multidisciplinary experiment evaluating methods of sagebrush steppe restoration in the Great Basin.

You can find and access information on this project’s:

  • Land management treatments
  • Treatment effects on vegetation and fuels; soils and biogeochemistry; water runoff and erosion; wildlife and insects
  • The economics and human perspectives of management treatments
  • Association with climate change
  • Research findings thus far and project future
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Bromus Database

Access Bromus database.

The Bromus database contains information about Bromus species, both invasive and non-invasive, from all parts of the globe. It provides information about range and distribution, habitat, plant traits, environmental interactions, invasions and invasiveness, human uses, and management.

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Great Basin Weather and Climate Dashboard

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The Great Basin Weather and Climate Dashboard came about from a need to help stakeholders locate the weather and climate information they need to make decisions related to the current drought in the Great Basin. The Dashboard is a joint effort by the Western Regional Climate Center, California and Nevada Applications Program,the USDA Farm Service Agency and the Great Basin LCC.

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SoilWeb Applications

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SoilWeb 2.0 App update released in June 2019

SoilWeb Apps from the UC Davis California Soil Resource Lab provide access to USDA-NCSS detailed soil survey data (SSURGO) for most of the United States.

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NEPAssist Tool

Access NEPAssist tool.

NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest. These features contribute to a streamlined review process that potentially raises important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development.

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