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Wildfire Risk Assessment

Forester’s Co-Op offers a suite of comprehensive Wildfire Behavior Modeling services for the purposes of simulating the damaging impacts to communities and resources resulting from a wildfire. The cornerstone of our proprietary GIS-driven landscape Wildfire Behavior Models is the accurate collection of weather and wildfire fuel inventory field data. Integrated with other bio-physical GIS data, the models simulate realistic fire conditions.  Wildfire Behavior Model results are coupled with our professional wildfire analysis to quantify and identify risk of project impacts or losses resulting from future wildfire events. Fire behavior model re-calibrations can be adjusted to simulate changing weather conditions, changes in fuel load as a result of fuel reduction projects or a recent fire, location and source of the point of ignition.

The Forester’s Co-Op technique for customizing fire model outputs tailored to specific projects allows for the accurate prediction of fire behavior based on ground fuels, vegetation, forest stand density, topography and climatic conditions. Simulation of wildfire behavior allows our company to design effective fire protection services and implement pre-fire prevention practices such as: strategic fuel breaks, emergency ingress and egress transportation routes, landscape fuel load reduction projects, and Fire Wise community developments. Our Wildfire Behavior Modeling services provide our clients with the tools to minimize the loss of life and property due to wildfires.

Applications for Fire Behavior Modeling:

  • CEQA/NEPA Environmental evaluation of project and alternative impacts
  • Fire Wise/Safe Community Planning
  • Wildfire risk and hazard analysis and reporting
  • Conservation and protection of natural resources
  • Reduce damaging impacts to communities and assets in a wildfire event
  • Fire prevention public education and outreach programs
  • Safe evacuation route planning
  • Benefits of defensible space
  • Identification of indefensible landscapes for land use planning purposes

Our typical services include:

Recent Fire Behavior Modeling Projects: