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created Aug 18 2015

updated Feb 7 2019

Description

This dataset includes details for each wildland fire recorded after 2007 under the jurisdiction of the DEC NYS Forest Rangers. Earlier wildfires (1975-2007) under the jurisdiction of NYS DEC Forest Rangers can be found in the historical wildfire dataset. That dataset was formatted for use with FireFamily Plus. Each wildfire controlled or prescribed fire conducted by NYS DEC Forest Rangers is documented as a single incident in this database.

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forest fire, brush fire, wildland fire, prescribed fire, grass fire, forest ranger
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Forest Protection
Source Link
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4975.html
Dataset Summary
Organization
Division of Forest Protection Forest Rangers
Time Period
Beginning 2008
Posting Frequency
Annually
Dataset Owner
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Forest Protection
Contact Information
rangers@dec.ny.gov
Coverage
Statewide
Granularity
Individual wildfire and prescribed fire incident reports
Disclaimers
Limitations
This data reflects only wildfires that a NYS DEC Forest Ranger have extinguished and any wildfire 10.0 acres and larger. It does not include wildfires extinguished by fire departments only. Forest ranger wildfire data represents approximately 2.7% of the total number of wildfires that fire departments report (2005-2014). The data also includes all prescribed fires that occur on DEC state lands and cooperating partners, such as the Albany Pine Bush Commission.
Dataset Information
Agency
Environmental Conservation, Department of
Common Core
Publisher
State of New York
Contact Name
Open Data NY
Contact Email
opendata@its.ny.gov
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