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USDA, partners unveil new fire mapping tool

A new fire-mapping online tool is now available for the Southeast. It enables resource managers to improve their regional or local approaches to managing wildfire risk and fire management needs through targeted prescribed burns and training. Fire management helps improve forest ecosystem health, increases timber values, reduces the risk of…
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NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal

Earlier this week, the USDA released a new soil moisture tool that is powered by NASA satellite data. The Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Analytics (Crop-CASMA) app provides access to high-resolution data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. It will…
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Climate maps and other info from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center

I am attending a virtual conference hosted by the Midwestern Regional Climate Center this week. One of the talks reminded me of the great resources they have on their web site. If you go to https://mrcc.illinois.edu/clim/ and look under Resources, you can find climate maps as well as GIS-based station…
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