Assessing And Adaptively Managing Wildfire Risk in the
Wildland-Urban Interface for Future Climate and Land Use Changes

Decision Support Tool

The interactive spatial decision support tool (ISDST) developed in the project will: (1) integrate the geospatial datasets and analytical procedures used in the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Development (RECID) and FIRECLIM models; (2) allow land and wildland fire management agencies to determine how sensitive best ex ante decisions (BEDs) are to alternative panel ratings of both the acceptability of the attributes of treatment patterns and the relative importance of the attributes of NWRa; (3) allow risk–bearing agents to determine the BEDs for subperiods for alternative values of the exogenous variables that influence net wildfire risk and expected returns on investment; and (4) allow agents to determine BEDs using an adaptive management framework. The Internet will be used as the development and delivery mechanism for the ISDST because it is platform independent and can be developed once and used everywhere.