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The USDA Forest Service Update for FY 2008. Bill Belton USDA Planning & Coordination December 11-13, 2007. National Level Funding History. FY 2004: $1,071,000 Tongass NF Contract $500,000 NAIP Projects $571,000 FY 2005: $ 841,000 All to NAIP Projects

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the usda forest service update for fy 2008

The USDA Forest Service Update for FY 2008

Bill Belton

USDA Planning & Coordination

December 11-13, 2007

national level funding history
National Level Funding History
  • FY 2004: $1,071,000
    • Tongass NF Contract $500,000
    • NAIP Projects $571,000
  • FY 2005: $ 841,000
    • All to NAIP Projects
  • FY 2006: $1,650,000
    • $1,600,000 to NAIP
    • $50,000 to MRLC
  • FY 2007: $1,567,500
    • 5% Reduction from FY 2006
    • Chugach NF Contract, est. $ 200,000
    • Puerto Rico High Resolution $ 25,000
    • NAIP Projects $1,342,500
  • FY 2008:$1,650,000 (?)
    • Chugach NF Contract, est: $ 500,000
    • NAIP Projects $1,145,000
    • Travel $ 5,000
forest service transformation
Forest Service “Transformation”
  • Reorganization of Forest Service Washington Office and Regional Offices
    • Optimize performance and support to field
    • Reduce budgets at these levels by 25% over 2 year period
    • Does not extend to National Forests and District Offices
    • Does not include Research and State and Private Forestry
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 completed September 2007
  • National Leadership Team is reconsidering recommendations
    • No timeline for decision
    • “Soft” Hiring Freeze in place at WO/RO until competed
forest service requirement for stereo orthoimagery
Forest Service Requirement for Stereo Orthoimagery
  • Forest Service Remote Sensing Steering Committee request
  • Regions and Forests are reducing or eliminating resource photography programs
  • NAIP is not able to meet all requirements
    • Stereo imagery at 1-meter resolution would add significant functionality
  • Requests NDOP Technical Subcommittee to study issue
lidar activities part 1
Lidar Activities – Part 1
  • Three proposals to FS Remote Sensing Steering Committee
    • Coronoado NF: Specifications for Lidar data acquisition
    • Wayne NF: evaluation of statewide Lidar acquisition (March 2008 delivery)
    • NF in Florida evaluation of Lidar data
lidar activities part 2
Lidar Activities – Part 2
  • Colville NF (Washington State) RFP for Lidar data acquisition (AG-05G1-S-07-0043.)
    • Basically 1st and 2nd return Lidar data to support fire fuel assessment program
    • Email from John P. on day RFP closed
      • “Surveying is considered to be an architectural and engineering service and shall be procured pursuant to 36.601 from registered surveyors or architects or engineers.”
      • “The services you are requesting have traditionally been considered A/E related surveying and mapping services. Virtually identical services are regularly contracted for by the Corps of Engineers, using the QBS process”
      • “Moreover, the LIDAR survey work in your contract solicitation constitutes the practice of surveying in the State of Washington.”
regional reports
Regional Reports
  • Region 1 – No resource photography, will do post-fire collections as needed
  • Region 8 – No planned activities
  • Region 9 – No planned activities
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