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Forestry Tools

Canada's Plant Hardiness Site

Canada's plant hardiness map provides insights about what can grow where. It combines information about a variety of climatic conditions across the entire country to produce a single general map.

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Climate Change Tree Atlas and Bird Atlas

The Climate Change Atlases can be used to examine the current distribution of tree and bird habitats in the eastern United States, and how tree and bird distribution might change in response to different climate scenarios.

Visit the Climate Change Tree Atlas and Bird Atlas

COLE (Carbon OnLine Estimator)

COLEv2.0 enables the user to examine forest carbon characteristics of any area of the continental United States.

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CONSUME is a user-friendly software application designed for resource managers and scientists. Land managers and researchers input fuel characteristics, lighting patterns, fuel conditions, and meteorological attributes, then CONSUME outputs fuel consumption and emissions by combustion phase.


DNDC (DeNitrification-DeComposition)

DNDC is a computer simulation model of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in agro-ecosystems. The model can be used for predicting crop growth, soil temperature and moisture regimes, soil carbon dynamics, nitrogen leaching, and emissions of trace gases including nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO), dinitrogen (N2), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2).

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ecoSmart Landscapes

The ecoSmart Landscapes tool can be used to calculate carbon dioxide sequestration and building energy savings provided by individual trees.

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The EVALIDator can produce estimates of growth, removals and mortality for individual inventories. The EVALIDator is unable to produce estimates of growth, removals and mortality for multiple inventories when "Trend analysis" is chosen as the row classification variable and the inventories chosen have different sampling designs (i.e., a mix of periodic and annual inventories). 

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Forest Adaptation Workbook 

Build a custom adaptation plan using your expertise, your judgment, and your land.

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Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO)

FIDO gives you access to the National FIA (Forest Inventory and Analysis) databases. You now have the ability to generate tables and maps of forest statistics through a web browser without having to understand the underlying data structures.

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First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

FOFEM is a model that predicts first-order fire effects including tree mortality, fuel consumption, emissions (smoke) production, and soil heating caused by prescribed burning or wildfire.


Fire Exchange Networks

The Fire Exchange Networks are staffed by local experts in your region that help forest land managers get connected with other managers, practitioners and scientists working in your area. They not only provide the best fire information for your area, they demonstrate new knowledge in the field and much more.

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Forecasts of Climate-Associated Shifts in Tree Species (ForeCASTS)

Using projections of future climate, ForeCASTS produces maps that depict future suitable habitat ranges for North American tree species in the United States and globally.

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Forest CarbonPlus Calculator

The Forest CarbonPlus calculator can be used to calculate carbon emissions that are directly related to day-to-day operations of Forest Service facilities and activities of Forest Service employees.

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Forest Health Risk Maps and Models

The USDA Forest Service Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team has many products that can help one understand risks from forest pests. These include national pest risk maps and models.

Visit the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team

Forest Health Advisory System

This website is designed to report on existing and predicted insect and disease conditions, raising awareness about forest health in many of the places you have come to know and love. Remember a healthy forest can make a world of difference!

Visit the Forest Health Advisory System

Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of forest growth simulation models that allow a user to explore how silvicultural treatments may affect growth and yield and, therefore, carbon stocks.

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Forest Service Carbon Tools

Forest Service tools for carbon inventory, management, and reporting. 

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ForWarn is a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that provides an overview of potential forest disturbances for the conterminous U.S.

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Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)

FCCS quantifies and classifies the structural and geographical diversity of wildland fuels in the United States and predicts their relative fire hazard. Current versions also predict surface fire behavior and quantify carbon stores for each calculated fuelbed.

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i-Tree is a peer-reviewed software suite that allows users to assess the benefits provided by urban trees. Some applications give estimates of the benefits that trees provide related to greenhouse gas mitigation and building energy savings.

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LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools)

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is a vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics mapping program.


National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

NIFC provides national fire updates and news, as well as information on fire prevention, education, programs, safety and training. 

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Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO)

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool that connects forest planning to current climate change science literature. 


Wildfire Preparation Resources

Firewise provides information, resources and guidance to communities on how to reduce wildfire risks.

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For additional Forestry Tools, visit the Forest Service's Climate Change Resource Center