Interagency Clearinghouse of Ecological Information


Welcome to ILAP

Integrated Landscape Assessment Project (ILAP) uses a variety of modeling tools and data to provide information policy makers, resource managers, and other interested parties can use to evaluate alternative land management approaches. The most helpful tools are easy to use and understand, fairly inexpensive to apply, and provide a reasonable representation of the implications of vegetative succession, management, and natural disturbances.

Mid-scale assessments and plans are needed by several state and federal agencies, including the Oregon and Washington Department of Forestry (ODF), Region 6 National Forests, Washington Department of Natural Resources, the Oregon and Washington/Washington Bureau of Land Management, and others. Ideally, these planning efforts would share models, methods, and data. Key issues for all these planning and assessment activities include integrating fire risks, fuel conditions, wildlife habitats, old forests, forest products, rangeland conditions, potential biomass supplies, carbon sequestration, and others.

ILAP vegetation data and models are designed to be compatible with the interagency national LANDFIRE effort. ILAP data and models can be rolled-up or summarized to the simpler LANDFIRE data and models and allow calculation of standard products like Fire Regime and Condition Class.

ILAP Partners

Partners include the Oregon Department of Forestry, USDA Forest Service Region 6, USDI Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, The Nature Conservancy, and the USDA Forest Service PNW Research Station. Other federal, state, and non-governmental entities are involved, including the Western Wildland Environmental Threats Center and the Oregon Natural Resource Institute.