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April Public Lecture Flyer, 2022

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A Burning Question: What can long-term datasets teach us?

By Justin Welty, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

  • Long-term datasets are critical to our understanding of many factors that affect the natural world and its flow of goods and services to human communities.
  • Until recently, reading available, high-quality, long-term data were lacking for wildland fires and land management activities. 
  • "Big data" are important in natural resource management. Two examples are the Combined Wildland Fire Dataset and the Land Treatment Digital Library.
  • There is a great need to make these long-term datasets available and more accessible to researchers, resource managers, and the public. 

April 28th, 2022 at 6PM PDT.


Resource Links:

Land Treatment Digital Library Website:

Land Treatment Digital Library Data Release:

Land Treatment Exploration Tool:

Combined Wildland Fire Dataset Data Release:


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