Annual BAER Imagery Support Training

The BAER Imagery Support Program hosts a web-based training every spring. This training is open to all USDA Forest Service and Department of Interior employees who want to gain a greater understanding of the BAER Imagery Support program, how to request imagery support, and how to apply the data products the program provides. The training consists of an overview of the program and the analysis methods it employs. It includes an instructor-led GIS demonstration of BARC adjustment to field observations. Sample data and instructions for three GIS exercises are provided. The training is generally 3-4 hours in length and includes both an overview presentation as well as hands-on exercises. A recording of the most recent training can be found at the link below: 

View a recording of the 2022 webinar

Download Webinar Data

Computer Requirements and Expectations: During the GIS portion of the training, participants will use their own computer to complete hands-on GIS exercises designed specifically for use with burn severity products produced by the BAER Imagery Support Program. The exercises and associated spatial datasets can be downloaded using the link above. It is expected that participants have introductory-level experience using ArcGIS software and navigating in a Windows environment. All GIS exercises are written for ArcGIS version 10.x. You will need the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, Google Earth, and decompression software to unzip the training data.

Disclaimer: These materials are provided to the user community AS-IS with no guarantee to the currency of materials and their compatibility with all software programs. Additionally, the government is not endorsing the use of any specific software programs that are referenced in these materials.