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Webinar: Land Cover Maps for Fire & Land Management


Date: Thursday, Nov. 9th

Time: 2pm to 3pm HST



Land cover maps are a powerful tool that can aid in better landscape-scale natural resource management decisions. Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Vegetation and land cover GIS products for Hawaii and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands;
  • A newly-developed, dynamic land cover product for Hawaii which identifies potential areas and rates of land cover change that has occurred since 2000;
  • Attributes and intended uses of these GIS products; and
  • Potential application of land cover products in the context of pre- and post-fire planning and reporting. 

This 40-minute presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A and group discussion, with participant input on the best land cover product applications and interfaces for different management uses. 

Intended Audience:

Natural resource managers, fire managers, and GIS users in Hawaii and US-affiliated Pacific Islands who could benefit from understanding, on a landscape-scale, map data on vegetation, land cover, and land cover change.


Matthew Lucas is a Master of Science graduate of the Natural Resource and Environmental Management Dept at University of Hawaii at Manoa. His specialty is GIS, remote sensing, and landscape ecology with a particular focus on developing spatial products which aid in conservation and natural resource management decisions.