USDA Forest Service

Geospatial Technology And Applications Center

How is RAVG related to MTBS and BAER?

The RAVG, MTBS and BAER Imagery Support programs are three distinct but related post-fire assessment activities managed, at least in part, by GTAC. MTBS is conducted jointly with the USGS EROS Center. For BAER imagery support, GTAC responds to requests from Forest Service BAER teams and EROS responds to requests from Department of the Interior teams. The three programs have many similarities, such as the use of moderate resolution multispectral satellite imagery, but differ in their methods and protocols, as well as in their intended audiences. For more information about the MTBS and BAER imagery support programs, see https://www.mtbs.gov and https://www.fs.fed.us/eng/rsac/baer/, respectively.

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