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Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

GRS has developed sophisticated geospatial models to support a variety of applications.  We have designed and implemented models for wildfire mitigation assessment in the wild-land urban interface (WUI), wildlife habitat analysis, Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) analysis, forest growth modeling, forest harvest scheduling, and predictive models for ecosystem analysis. GRS has also performed complex spatial analysis in support of natural resource management, transportation modeling, and water/waste-water networking.

Galena Forest (Biomass) Inventory and Long-term Sustained Yield Planning

In late January, 2013 Geographic Resource Solutions (GRS) released the This report describes the detailed vegetation/land cover/biomass inventory developed for approximately 1.25 million acres of wildlands in the vicinity of Galena that was used to estimate forest growth and biomass availability and project the magnitude and sustainability of future harvest levels through the end of this century. It represents the combination of field data collection, image classification, growth projection, harvest scheduling, and long-term sustained yield planning services, all performed by GRS.  The resulting information provided the basis for a determination of the feasibility of developing biomass fueled power generation for the community of Galena. This Project was funded by grants from the Alaska Energy Authority and the Bureau of Land Management.


Spatial Analysis

GRS can help you capture the analytical strength of GIS.  Most GIS users understand the power of geospatial analysis but not everyone understands how to use the hundreds of the available tools and applications to perform the analysis that they envision. GRS has been performing complex geospatial analysis for our clients for over 20 years.  Our deep understanding of the concepts, tools, and science involved in spatial problems can be brought to bear on your problem.  We strive not only to use the appropriate tools to perform a scientifically sound analysis, but to educate our clients in the processes we designed and tools that we have used.


Wildfire Exposure Modeling

GRS has developed the Wildfire Exposure Model (WEM) for the analysis of the potential effects of wildfire within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).  The WEM calculates the key components for wildfire exposure: values at risk, ignition risk, fire behavior, suppression constraints, and potential weather.  These components are then weighted and combined into a fire exposure rating. Each layer that is used in the analysis of the components can be adjusted and weighted allowing the user to analyze various mitigation and event scenarios.

The exposure ratings provided by WEM are used by fire managers, emergency planning agencies, and other resource managers as a decision support system for fuels mitigation, catastrophic event planning, zoning regulations, and home mitigation analysis.


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