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SE FireMap

An improved system for mapping fires across the U.S.

Welcome to the SE FireMap!

More effective spatial tracking of wildland fire and understanding fire patterns across the Southeast landscape are critical needs identified by a consortium of conservation partners, including members of the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) and America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI).

In 2020, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided funds through an agreement with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) to support the creation of the new Southeast FireMap. The accuracy and comprehensive coverage of this SE FireMap will promote better decision-making to prioritize funding for staff, projects, training, equipment and more. Fire is key to healthy native landscapes in the Southeast to keep “working lands” working, restore the longleaf pine ecosystem, support the Department of Defense’s military and training missions, conserve listed and at-risk species, manage for wildfire risk, and minimizing the need to conserve species through regulation.

The importance of enhancing and expanding prescribed burn management cannot be overstated - it is imperative that we have a reliable method to select priority geographies to manage natural resources and wildfire risk.