By James Lutz | September 15th, 2019

Utah Forest Institute

Utah Forest Institute

The Utah Forest Institute hired a full-time technician (Megan Nasto, Ph.D. University of Montana) to lead the expansion of the Utah Forest Institute into field work as well as to complete the fire atlas for Utah.

As of 9/15/2019, our technicians have completed the burn severity analysis for 238 Utah fires from satellite data. We have developed processing procedures and software and trained the undergraduates so that they can produce Landsat-derived fire severity maps independently.

We have established our website, http://utahforestinstitute.org and populated it with statements of our mission and pictures of the staff. We have employed ten staff who have been trained in fire severity analysis.

Associate Professor James Lutz, Director, Utah Forest Institute of Wildland Resources, James.Lutz@usu.edu