Model Fire Behavior
Conway Conservation Group (CCG) will apply the appropriate wildland fire model or suite of models to answer our clients’ specific land management questions. CCG utilizes empirical, semi empirical, and/or physical fire behavior models to examine large landscape fire hazards or even analyze site-specific treatment effects. We maintain positive working relationships with most wildland fire model developers, so we are regularly taking advantage of contemporary, yet proven modeling toolsets.
Partner credit: Janice Coen
Model Forest Disturbance and Growth
With a deep understanding of available vegetation growth and disturbance models including spatially independent models like Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) or Landscape Disturbance and Succession Models like RMLands or LANDIS, Conway Conservation Group (CCG) is able to build appropriately scaled datasets to serve the analysis needs of any project phase. Whether it is to improve the inputs for fire behavior modeling or to evaluate treatment effects on carbon stores, CCG can efficiently serve up products that will help quantify the present and make the future clearer.
Model credit: Forest Vegetation Simulator
Evaluate High Valued Resources and Assets (HVRA) Risk to Wildfire
Utilizing similar workflows that go into regional or statewide risk maps, Conway Conservation Group builds risk products from proprietary vegetation and fuels information coupled with proven locally sourced HVRA data that is coordinated with input from stakeholders. Products are updated without large remote sensing acquisition investments and are applicable at county wide planning effort scales all the way down to defensible space treatment design on individual buildings.
Photo credit: UC Berkeley, Sagehen Field Station
Execute CEQA/NEPA Environmental Analysis and Documentation
Conway Conservation Group (CCG) has intimate experience applying environmental law, regulations and policy to natural resource projects. CCG, in conjunction with their partners, can find the right level of environmental analysis to meet the needs of any project based on its effects. Whether that is an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration under CEQA on private lands or an Environmental Impact Statement level of analysis on federal lands, CCG has access to the resources and expertise necessary to carry a project from scoping through decision.