ILAP is structured around two components -- science delivery modules that synthesize existing knowledge and knowledge discovery modules that develop new data and methods.

The Integrated Landscape Assessment Project Overview graphic at right shows the relationship between each of the project modules and organizations. (click to enlarge as a pdf)

overview of ILAP modules

Science Delivery Modules
Science Delivery Module Co-Leads – Jimmy Kagan, INR and Josh Halofsky, WDNR   

The Science Delivery modules are about using existing knowledge and methodologies to inform watershed-level prioritization of fuel treatments in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. The Science Delivery modules include the Geographic Information System (Spatial Data) module, State-and_Transition Modeling (Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool (VDDT)) module and the Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) module. These modules build on and consolidate existing spatial data, models and decision support tools from the Interagency Mapping and Assessment Project (IMAP), USDA Forest Service Region 3 (R3) forest planning work, and LANDFIRE efforts. 

Lead Staff:

Geographic Information System (Spatial Data) Lead – Joe Bernert, INR
State-and-Transition Modeling (VDDT) Lead – Emilie Henderson, INR
Decision Support (EMDS) Lead – Sean Gordon, Oregon State University - College of Forestry (OSU-COF)


Knowledge Discovery Modules
Knowledge Discovery Module Lead – Paul Doescher, OSU-COF

The Knowledge Discovery modules are about developing new knowledge and methodologies to inform watershed-level prioritization of fuel treatments in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. The Knowledge Discovery modules include the Wildlife Habitats module, Fire and Fuels Characterization module, Fuel Treatment Economics module, Community Economics module, Climate Change modules (addressing changes in fire probabilities, water supply, and watershed conditions), and Optimized Decision Support System module. The Knowledge Discovery modules will integrate inputs and outputs from the Science Delivery modules to inform mid- to broad-scale landscape prioritizations of land management actions for use by planners, land managers, and policy-makers.

Lead Staff:

Wildlife Habitats Lead – Anita Morzillo, OSU-COF
Fire and Fuels Characterization Lead – Jessica Halofsky, Forest Service – Pacific NW Research Station (FS-PNW)
Fuel Treatment Economics Lead – Xiaoping Zhou,  FS-PNW
Community Economics Lead – Claire Montgomery, OSU-COF
Climate Change Leads – Jessica Halofsky, FS-PNW, Rebecca Kennedy and Gordie Reeves, FS – Forest Research Lab (FRL), Dominique Bachelet and Dave Conklin (CBI)
Optimized Decision Support System Lead – Michael Wing, OSU-COF

The Western Landscapes Explorer digital library was developed to provide access to the data, tools and information produced by ILAP. Scoping, results and recommendations to develop this portal are presented in this Powerpoint Presentation (PDF). Web portal lead: Kuuipo Walsh, OSU-INR