FireScape Monterey Uses STI's Fire Modeling to Reduce Risk from Wildfires
As part of this work, STI’s fire behavior modelers used fire behavior and fire effects models to determine whether a set of proposed fuel breaks would intercept future wildfires and interrupt fire movement across this fire-prone landscape.
Our work demonstrated
- The usefulness of the fire behavior and fire effects modeling tools in the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) for fuels treatment analysis and planning.
- That proposed fuel breaks were strategically located and would likely intercept future wildfires.
- That the fuel breaks would support fire suppression activities to reduce fire movement out of the wilderness area.