The National Operations Center (NOC) provides remotely sensed geospatial data products to support fire management officials conducting Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) activities on wildfire-affected BLM lands. The ESR program is implemented to lessen post-fire effects such as erosion and to restore affected habitats. Remote sensing products assist management officials in completing key objectives, including monitoring vegetation treatments and reforestation, and rehabilitating land cover. To support ESR efforts, the NOC is providing pre- and post-fire RapidEye 5-m resolution commercial multispectral imagery and a burned/unburned classification product. These data are accessible as Web-based image and map services, respectively. Additionally, the NOC is now supplying Sentinel-2A 10-m multispectral imagery and derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) products to the BLM fire community via Google Earth Engine. The available data include pre- and post-fire Sentinel-2A visible to near-infrared (VNIR) imagery, NDVI information, and a Delta Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (dNDVI) useful for delineating fire extents and differentiating burned and unburned cover.
Pre- and post-fire Sentinel-2A imagery, May 2016 and June 2016.