The Nevada Division of Forestry Launches Wildfire and Natural Resources Portal
Carson City, NV – May 3, 2017 – The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) used grant funds to contract with Timmons Group, a leader in geospatial technology, to design and develop the Nevada Natural Resources and Fire Information Portal (NRFIP). This internet-based natural resources and wildfire risk information portal serves as the primary mechanism for NDF to deploy wildfire risk information and create comprehensive natural resources awareness across the state.
NRFIP produces user- friendly outputs that are formatted to aid project planning, information sharing, and natural resource management prioritization for all state, federal, local and private land holders across Nevada. The portal contains both fire and natural resource data with the aim of facilitating effective wildfire mitigation, fire prevention, and post-fire rehabilitation.
“NRFIP is a solution that provides an easy to use tool for NDF, other fire and natural resource agencies, elected officials, and the public looking for answers to questions regarding the status of wildfire hazards risk and associated natural resource status and concerns,” said Ryan Shane, Program Manager at NDF.
Other capabilities of the portal include linkages to Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and spatial data and plans derived from the USFS SMART database. NDF will also be using the Focus Area Manager module in NRFIP to track fuels and other mitigation projects in the landscape to ensure informed decisions are being made and the best possible data are leveraged when making investments in Nevada. The portal will eventually also include a real-time incident mapping feature, allowing for increased capability and efficiency in response to and tracking of wildfires and the associated resources implemented during response efforts through the Intterra SA tool.
Timmons Group’s geospatial team has a dedicated help desk team and user-support portal for all modern WRAPs in the country, including Texas, Arizona, Utah, and SouthWRAP, which includes 13 states’ portals.
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Timmons Group is a leading provider of geospatial, information architecture and engineering services focusing on developing intuitive, enterprise geospatial web applications, highly-usable, cross-device mobile applications, and integrated, geospatially-enabled enterprise solutions. Timmons Group develops innovative solutions across multiple platforms, including web, web-based mobile / HTML5, and native mobile operating systems. Timmons Group is a privately held ENR 500 company and maintains a strong business partner relationship with Esri. Timmons Group has been a recipient of both the Esri Business Partner of the Year award and the Esri Foundation Partner of the Year award. For more information, visit www.timmonsgis.com.
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