Timothy Hatten

Biography

Tim Hatten is an ecologist with the US Geological Survey at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD serving as the USGS Project Manager for The Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) program. The primary objective of LANDFIRE, a joint program among the U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management, the DOI's Office of Wildland Fire, and The Nature Conservancy is to produce data products and tools to help decision-makers clarify problems and identify possible solutions when managing fires and natural resources. LANDFIRE supports the reduction of risk from wildfire to human lives and property, monitoring of fire danger, prediction of fire behavior on active incidents, and assessment of fire severity and impacts on natural systems.