GIS providing support to controlled burns

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Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and it
encourages the development of native grassland growth. Without
controlled burns native grasslands run the risk of being overtaken by
non-native grasses (one reason why controlled burns are very important.)
The Village of Glenview has three areas in the Village that require
controlled burns (or hazard reduction burning) and until recently, all
information was reported in hand written documents and maps. Now, with
assistance from GIS the Forestry department can document and map the
burn areas and information more accurately and effectively.

By using GIS this gives Public Works knowledge (previous burn(s) wind
speed, direction, and etc.) for better awareness and preparedness for
future controlled burns and the ability to track this information
visually.

GIS providing support to controlled burns

Blog_GIS_providing_support_to_controlled_burns.jpg

Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and it
encourages the development of native grassland growth. Without
controlled burns native grasslands run the risk of being overtaken by
non-native grasses (one reason why controlled burns are very important.)
The Village of Glenview has three areas in the Village that require
controlled burns (or hazard reduction burning) and until recently, all
information was reported in hand written documents and maps. Now, with
assistance from GIS the Forestry department can document and map the
burn areas and information more accurately and effectively.

By using GIS this gives Public Works knowledge (previous burn(s) wind
speed, direction, and etc.) for better awareness and preparedness for
future controlled burns and the ability to track this information
visually.