Month: May 2017


Wildfire Decision Support System Meeting – May 23, 2017

Wildfire Decision Support System Meeting

You are invited to attend a meeting hosted by the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative to be held in Salida on May 23rd at 10:30 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is the continuation and expansion of a project to develop the GIS database for the Wildfire Decision Support System (WFDSS) that includes critical drinking water sources.  The primary intent for the data is to support wildfire suppression decisions during an active event with the objective of avoiding catastrophic impacts to a community’s drinking water supplies.  Secondarily, the data would support decisions around pre-fire mitigation and post-fire restoration activities for high-value surface water resources.

Who Should Attend: Water providers that would like to learn more about WFDSS and work towards getting their critical water supply information into GIS and the Federal decision support tool.  We are focusing on those systems that are within, or in proximity to, the Pike San Isabel National Forest and Arkansas River Basin.


  •  Introduction
  • Project overview and current accomplishments
  • WFDSS Introduction
  • Identifying GIS users vs. Non-GIS users
  • Next Steps
  • Timing of project
  •  Funding and in-kind opportunities


When:  May 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Salida Steamplant Annex at 220 West Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81202
Food: Lunch will be provided
RSVP by May 15th if you will be attending to
Jean Van Pelt at If you have questions contact Kim Gortz at