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Using GIS for wildfire & Forest Fire Recovery

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Keith Weber has been the Director of ISU’s GIS Training and Research Center for more than 25 years. Marty Blair and Keith Weber discuss the NASA RECOVER program, which provides real time information on wildfires across the United States and fire impact on landscape rehabilitation.

In this podcast, Marty Blair and Keith Weber discuss wildfire research at ISU's GIS Training and Research Center ( They talk specifically about the RECOVER post-fire decision support system funded by NASA. This research uses geographic information systems (GIS) and NASA satellite imagery to help wildfire managers develop the best possible landscape rehabilitation and monitoring plan. To learn more about the NASA RECOVER program developed by ISU's GIS Director, Keith Weber, visit

Martin Blair joined Idaho State University in 2022 as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Dr. Blair began his career as a special education teacher. Then, spent two decades at the Utah State University Center for Excellence in Disabilities in a variety of research and training leadership roles. In 2013, he moved to Missoula, Montana where he spent nine years directing the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities. In these various roles, Dr. Blair has worked extensively across the U.S. to improve the quality of services, supports and policies for individuals with disabilities of all ages, and their families. <a href=""></a><br/>