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Assess and Expand Coastal Zone Fire Risk Indicators for Fire Monitoring and Management Decisions

Project Timeline
October 2017 - August 2021
Project Status

The purpose of this project is to provide organic soil moisture data and information to aid coastal zone fire risk monitoring and management. Current and archived data from these stations are accessible on the Science Communicators of North Carolina's Fire Weather Intelligence Portal, where they provide real-time information for drought monitoring and fire risk decision making for the NC Forest Service, NC State Parks, and The Nature Conservancy.

View a story map of Fire in the Coastal Carolinas.

General Location
Specific Location
North Carolina
Key Partners
North Carolina State Climate Office
Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA, a NOAA RISA Team)
The Nature Conservancy
DEWS Components
Observation & Monitoring
Planning & Preparedness