Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision

Support SystemWorkshop


February 6, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


A One Day HANDS-ON Session! Bring your Laptop!


What is IFTDSS?


The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is a web-based application designed to make fuels treatment planning and analysis more efficient and effective. IFTDSS provides access to data and fire behavior models through one simple user interface.


IFTDSS is available to all interested users, regardless of agency or organizational affiliation


IFTDSS is a simple and intuitive interface that provides the ability to model fire behavior across an area of interest under a variety of weather conditions and easily generate downloadable maps, graphs, and tables of model results. IFTDSS hosts a complete set of reference data available for the entire US including LANDFIRE fuels information, SILVIS Wildland Urban Interface, Agency Ownership, as well as a modern map interface allowing users to create or upload their own data.


Workshop Location: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Instructors: Bre Schueller and Nicole Vaillant, Wildland Fire Management RD&A


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Registration: $25 - this fee includes lunch





Special Note: For USDA Forest Service Employees, this Workshop has already been approved for FY20 Meeting Management (i.e. Attendees Estimated Cost Detail). Contact your local Meeting Management representative to confirm details.



Working Schedule for the Day:

 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Navigating the Application

Learn your way around the Planning Cycle, understand the workspace, search tools, and download features. Understand the Modeling Playground and Explore the Help Center.


Using the Map Studio and Mapping your Values

Take a tour of the Map Studio and understand the widgets and available data. Learn about cool features like the “Swipe” tool and how to upload and view your own data.


Fire Behavior Modeling

Check out Landscape Fire Behavior and Landscape Burn Probability and learn where and when to use them. See how they fit into fuels planning scenarios.


Hazard and Exposure Analysis

What is all the buzz about? Learn how IFTDSS is making these types of analysis useful and understandable to you and your partners. See how to apply these concepts to your fuels planning projects.


A Look Ahead to Wildfire Risk Assessment

Under construction in IFTDSS: get an overview of how this workflow will function and how it can help you conduct your own Risk Assessment within your area.


For any questions about Workshop please contact Jack McGowan-Stinski,, 989-287-1734

For any questions specific to IFTDSS please contact Bre Schueller,