Decision makers need data to determine where to put resources and investments that can help build climate and wildfire resilience in California. But current data systems are either antiquated, disparate, varied across agencies, or otherwise not used to their fullest potential; this is a major problem in getting good work done on the ground—and a problem the Wildfire and Landscape Resilience Data Hub (Data Hub) aims to solve.
The resulting community-informed blueprint will harness the connections between scientists, data producers, and land managers to create pathways for a scalable, sustainable, and more effective data hub.
The essential problem that the Wildfire and Landscape Resilience Data Hub hopes to address is the difficulty in integrating available data to support decision-making informed by treatments, challenges, and conditions on the ground. Our potential solutions come into clearer focus as we move through each phase of the project timeline.
It’s much more difficult to get where you need to be if you don’t know exactly where you are. Better understanding past, present, and future forest conditions is a key priority of the Wildfire and Landscape Resilience Data Hub. This is a critical problem to solve on our path to building greater fire resilience in California, and towards a better understanding of what could work elsewhere in the West and world. Here is a high level overview of the Data Hub’s timeline: