Andrew Bailey

(DOI) Wildland Fire Management RD&A

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(DOI) Wildland Fire Management RD&A


Andrew is Data Manager for Wildland Fire Management - Research, Development & Analysis, a federal interagency technology transfer and decision support unit headquartered in Boise, ID. He supports the data and analysis needs of the interagency wildland fire community, including oversight of the data sets used in the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS). Andrew previously served as GIS Coordination Forester for the North Carolina Forest Service, worked in fuels, smoke, and fire research and planning with Alion Science and Technology corp., developed landscape and habitat models with the Southeast Gap Analysis Project, and worked as a laboratory and field technician with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.  He has a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Management with a minor in computer science from North Carolina State University. When he's not fighting forest fires or moving bytes, Andrew enjoys photography, trail running, and home brewing. Andrew, his wife Kathy, and young son and daughter are new to Idaho and love exploring their new state together.

Specialties: GIS dataset creation and documentation (metadata), building GIS databases, spatial analysis, workflow creation and documentation, educating people on the power of GIS.