Scenario Planning

The USDA Forest Service Scenario Investment Planning Platform was developed by Forest Service Research & Development to help the agency modernize its approach to prioritizing land management investments. The system can be used to model spatially explicit management scenarios across scales ranging from projects, forests, regions, states, and nationwide. The framework can be coupled with other models and management assessments and applied to a wide range of scenarios. The core of the scenario platform is the ForSys a versatile planning model that evolved over a decade of research on operational forest and fuel management problems at the Rocky Mountain Research Station. ForSys provides a platform to integrate assessments of forest conditions and analyze tradeoffs among them in terms of land treatment investment strategies.

For more information on the Scenario Planning project see the new The Scenario Investment Planning Platform Story Map.