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Center for Ecosystem Climate Solutions

Science-based solutions for land management

The Center for Ecosystem Climate Solutions (CECS) is developing the science-based tools California needs to more effectively manage its natural lands for climate change.

CECS brings together researchers, managers, and practitioners from across the state, who are all working to improve the health and resilience of our communities and the ecosystems we depend on.

The CECS Fire Progression Tool is Live!

This new app shows daily fire spread for 32 of the largest multi-day fires in California since 2012. The underlying dataset, built by CECS researchers, uses satellite detection to track daily fire spread for all 274 large, multi-day fires in California from 2012-2020. 

The tool also visualizes fuel loads derived from CECS Ecosystem Integration Model, an original product that integrates geospatial data on physical conditions and a diagnostic model of pools and fluxes in order to generate data on carbon pools, water balance, die-off, and surface fuels.

Screenshot of fire progression tool interface