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SharePoint Image Management Demonstration
Labs Photo Gallery (SharePoint Photo Library Demonstration) https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/PNW%20Labs%20Picture%20Library/Forms/Thumbnails.aspx
Author’s Guide Project
Citation Tools Wiki https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/citationtools/Home.aspx
USFS PNWRS Zotero Demonstration https://www.zotero.org/usfs_pnwrs/items
USFS WWETAC Zotero Implementation https://www.zotero.org/wwetac
Recent Publications Project
Quarterly Publication Update Wiki https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/QuarterlyPubUpdate/Home.aspx
Drupal Site Guide Project
Drupal Site Guide Wiki https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwwt/DrupalSiteGuide/Home.aspx
SharePoint Adoption and Use Project
SharePoint Blog Demonstration (Open Research Notebook) https://ems-mysites.usda.gov/personal/tjessel/Blog/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/default.aspx
SharePoint Survey and Results Project https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/SitePages/2017%20PNW%20SharePoint%20Survey%20Results.aspx
SharePoint Redesign Project
PNW Directories List Demonstration https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/SitePages/Directory.aspx
PNW Programs List Demonstration https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/Lists/PNW_Programs/Programs.aspx
Research Program Pages
Research Programs Web Content Folder https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Ffs%2Drd%2Dpnwcap%2FShared%20Documents%2FWeb%20Redesign%20Project%2FResearch%20Programs%20Web%20Content
EPF https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/ecological-process-and-function
CAP https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/communications-and-applications
GSV https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/goods-services-and-values
LWM https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/land-and-watershed-management
RMA https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/resource-monitoring-and-assessment
TCM https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/threat-characterization-and-management
NWCH https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/program/northwest-climate-hub https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/Shared%20Documents/Web%20Redesign%20Project/Research%20Programs%20Web%20Content/NWCH/NWCH-web-text-v03-bvh.docx&action=default
Research Lab Pages
La Grande https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/forestry-and-range-sciences-laboratory-la-grande
AWUDRC https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/alaska-wood-utilization-research-and-development-center
BECRU https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/boreal-ecology-cooperative-research-unit
Anchorage FSL https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/boreal-ecology-cooperative-research-unit
Corvallis FSL https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/forestry-sciences-laboratory-corvallis
Juneau FSL https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/forestry-sciences-laboratory-juneau
Olympia FSL https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/forestry-sciences-laboratory-olympia
Portland FSL https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/forestry-sciences-laboratory-portland
Wenatchee FSL https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/forestry-sciences-laboratory-wenatchee
Seattle Lab https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/research-labs/pacific-wildland-fire-sciences-laboratory-seattle
Research Labs Web Content Folder https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Ffs%2Drd%2Dpnwcap%2FShared%20Documents%2FWeb%20Redesign%20Project%2FResearch%20Labs%20Web%20Content
Olympia FSL Lab Content https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwwt/Shared%20Documents/Web%20Content/PNW%20Lab%20Content/Olympia%20Lab%20(Olympia%20Forestry%20Science%20Lab)
Tools Images https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwwt/Shared%20Documents/Web%20Content/Tool%20Images
Research Highlight Images https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwwt/Shared%20Documents/Web%20Content/Research%20Highlight%20Images
Drupal De-Bug and Troubleshoot Project https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwwt/SitePages/Home.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Ffs%2Drd%2Dpnwwt%2FShared%20Documents%2FWeb%20Content%2FDebug%20and%20Troubleshoot&FolderCTID=0x012000044944E608F86B47BD359F03B2D669D2&View=%7BF38905D3%2D10D0%2D4297%2D9449%2D727D093387B6%7D
Tool Edits and Revisions
DAT https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/node/10231/moderation
Forest Disturbance and Attribution Detector (FIDAR) https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/forest-disturbance-and-attribution-detector-fidar
Global Ranavirus Reporting System (GRRS) https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/global-ranavirus-reporting-system-grrs
GMWest: a risk assessment system for gypsy moth introductions in the Pacific Northwest https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/gmwest-risk-assessment-system-gypsy-moth-introductions-pacific-northwest
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/analytic-framework-tool-predicting-sensitivity-reduced-summer-streamflow-climate-warming
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/threats-and-resources-mapper-wildland-threats-and-high-value-resources
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/reference-guide-effects-fire-insect-and-pathogen-damage-wood-quality-dead-and-dying-western
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/timesync-landsat-time-series-visualization-and-data-collection-tool
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/fuel-characteristic-classification-system-version-30
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/inciweb-%E2%80%93-incident-information-system
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/framework-facilitates-designing-effective-wildlife-corridors
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/integrated-landscape-assessment-program-ilap
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/mc2-dynamic-general-vegetation-model
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/interactive-map-showing-moss-based-distribution-22-elements-portland-or
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/fuel-characteristics-classification-systemforest-vegetation-simulator-postprocessor
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/virtual-trail-olympic-habitat-development-study
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/center-forest-provenance-data
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/wildland-threat-news-explorer-tool
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/seedlot-selection-tool
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/modeling-effect-fire-aquatic-systems
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/ltermaps-internet-mapping-application
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/natural-fuels-photo-series
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/digital-photo-series
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/landtrendr-and-timesync
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/pacific-northwest-forest-inventory-and-analysis-database-pnw-fiadb
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/aquatic-and-riparian-state-and-transition-models-blue-mountains-northeastern-oregon-and
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/new-model-predicts-marten-age-based-genetic-material
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/tribal-climate-change-project-profiles
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/fire-emission-production-simulator-feps
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/community-socioeconomic-information-system-csis
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/wildland-fire-air-quality-tools
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/quercus-garryana-bibliography-endnote%C2%AE-database
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/incident-command-tool-protecting-drinking-water-icwater-v-3
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/green-cities-good-health
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/riparian-management-explorer
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/global-bd-mapping-project-database
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/bluesky-framework
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/node/10225/moderation
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/equations-evaluating-nutritional-quality-available-moose-forage
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/my-fuel-treatment-planner-myftp
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/wildland-fire-emisssions-information-system-wfeis
https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/fuel-characteristics-classification-system-fccs-30
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“Not yet Submitted for Review”

Hi Tiffany,

EMDS 5.0 and beyond is a chapter in the book cited here:

https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/tools/ecosystem-management-decision-support-emds-system

It is in TreeSearch as TreeSearch ID 69164.

However, it is listed as “Not yet Submitted for Review” and therefore is not available to list as a related publication.

I think that 69157, 69161, and 69157 are also part of the same book, and also have the same status, “Not yet Submitted for Review.”

Just thought I would mention it since I noticed it.

-Tanner

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Communicating Science Tools via Resource Cataloguing, Description Skills

For my last two weeks at PNW, I have been working on revising the “Tools” Catalog. Often, scientists provide a very high-level overview of their tool, what it does, and how it works. PNW came up with a template for describing each tool. The Communications and Applications group pores over the original material to explain the key messages in the research product: what is it? How can it be used? I’ve been enjoying the research needed to evaluate what the tool does, how it can be used, and the linkages. I think my efforts have made a major contribution to ability to understand the resources made available by PNW scientists – major example below.

Compare to original:

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PNW Recent Publications Instructable

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:54 PM
To: Mazza, Rhonda L -FS < >
Subject: RE: simple "recent publications" template

Hi Rhonda,

I re-did this quarter’s recent publications example to match the “First Order” taxonomy terms (rather than the second order that TreeSearch XML gives us), see attached.

I finished the instructional on how to get to a finished “Recent Publications” product:

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/QuarterlyPubUpdate/Home.aspx

I did come across a weird thing where the MAF Form you gave me did not have all the “National Taxonomy” 2nd order sub-headings that I found in TreeSearch.

For whoever does this to “look up” the First Order taxonomy terms from the Second Order terms, I added a sub-page in the wiki to “look up” the headings within the wiki (can be changed later):

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwcap/QuarterlyPubUpdate/National%20Taxonomy%20Lookup%20Table.aspx

-Tanner

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Recent Publications E-mail Mockup

Hi Rhonda,

Template revisions are as below:

1. revised mock up images

a. shorter demo header image

b. changed name from “Publications Update” to “Recent Publications”

c. removed PNW logo from footer

d. added white USDA logo to footer

2. added text

a. added citations for the previous quarter from treesearch

b. selected topic headings from the available national taxonomy options

3. Removed in-line image

Note that the “lorem ipsum” text still needs replaceing.

Hope this works to illustrate.

Note the “C” in publications has feet where I “hid” the sheep on the hill; I didn’t bother with editing them out since this is just to illustrate.

-Tanner

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PNW Publications Update Template

Hi Rhonda,

Here is what I am thinking when talking about a template that can be re-used again and again; see attachment “pnw-quarterly-pub-update-template.oft”. It opens up in Outlook.

I just used a stock blog post header with Canva and stretched it to match existing dimensions from the USDA Rural Development Template. I also modified the footer with a PNW and USFS logo.

Anything here can be changed, this is just to illustrate the idea. When finished with changes, it’d just take “Save As” an Office Template when you are done by selecting “save as type.” Then when you are ready to use it you just click the template.

I’ll work on the less interesting part about how to copy and paste the citations the rest of the day and have a goal of being done Monday afternoon.

-Tanner

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PNW EFR Website and database creation

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:32 PM
To: Youngblood, Anthony – FS < >; Burks, Matthew C -FS < >
Cc: Wilson, Todd – FS <twilson@fs.fed.us>
Subject: RE: PNW EFR Website and database creation

Hi Anthony,

I’m glad you pointed out the RNA site – I agree it is a good model. A less obvious feature buried in that site is an interactive map of all the NFS research natural areas available to scientists:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=h&msa=0&z=6&source=embed&ie=UTF8&mid=1P2E6FokQN4bYW8FvLqHr2ypmstk&ll=45.60095374529163%2C-120.3932115

Just a wild guess here as I don’t work on it – but could this be a useful feature for the Science Support Network on SharePoint? Perhaps a small database of research sites and opportunities in an Access Web App might be useful? I’m kind of getting the idea of a “matchmaking service” for PNW researchers and available research sites. I’m attaching a spreadsheet I created really quickly with the data from the OSU site for the locations specific to the forest service ( perhaps for no reason other than the RNA sites and the map interest me, and I want to have a handy reference back to it). Some ideas to expand the potential utility of a hypothetical “matchmaking” database might be to include other publications in TreeSearch done at the specific RNAs, and maybe the species available to study at the site. I’m not sure what that would end up looking like, but the idea interests me.

For the other part, I think you’ll be pleased to learn that Tiffany has built up a section for Experimental Forests and Ranges on the upcoming Drupal Site, and it is indeed modelled after RMRS:

https://zlpheweb003.phe.fs.fed.us/pnw_dev1/page/experimental-forests-and-ranges

Matt, the example content linked at http://www.fsl.orst.edu/chef/index.htm would make great content for an ESRI “Story Map” for our (ten?) experimental forests and ranges – the linked page http://www.fsl.orst.edu/chef/about2nd.htm really lends itself well to that medium.

All of the EF&R have really fascinating histories and research legacies that make for good stories.

-Tanner

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Online FS portal for data viz?

Hi Bob and Cheryl (also CC’ing Cindy with CAP and John with WO R&D as I think they may find this of interest):

Thank you both for the opportunity to learn about landscape visualization tools available to / from the Forest Service at last week’s conference on “Exploring Visualization Tools for Communicating Natural Resource Management Information” at PSU.

I wanted to follow up on a point I raised in the discussion of potential outcomes of the conference:

A barrier to Forest Service employees applying some of the available software tools may be that a “technical approval” is required to install non-standard software on Forest Service Machines. I’d mentioned perhaps the Forest Service could have non-standard software for landscape visualization and assessment hosted on the Forest Service’s Citrix Server Farm.

That would ideally lower the barrier to Forest Service managers to have the opportunity to easily “try out” some of the software tools available. A list of non-standard software already hosted on Citrix is available on SharePoint; I think it would be a great to see more software developed by the research stations hosted / available to try on the Citrix Farm.

Also – Taylor Mutch from CBI voiced a second idea to perhaps host Forest Service software on “Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment” (XSEDE) platform for distributed / cloud computing and science applications. XSEDE offers the opportunity to develop “Science Gateways,” collections of domain-specific software and tools. “Science Gateways” are available here: https://portal.xsede.org/science-gateways. The closest examples to illustrate the concept applied to natural resource management are probably these two:

http://gateway.cigi.illinois.edu/home/

https://mygeohub.org/

This is beyond my area of expertise (I’m no software developer), but I had a thought that if PNW or the Forest Service in general had enough people with the skills to develop hosted versions of our desktop software applications, this could remove the impediment to Forest Service employees who might be intimidated by installing non-standard software on FS machines, and perhaps resolve a second issue of long-term disposition of software developed by Forest Service researchers.

As a new/temporary visitor to PNW, I was surprised to learn software is developed at PNW (and other research stations). I think it could be great addition to have some sort of online “science gateway” to gather these tools together, ideally with the option to try them out / run them online.

Thanks again,

Tanner

Tanner Jessel, MSIS
Science Communications Research Fellow
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

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Landscape Visualization Software

http://vterrain.org/Plants/Forestry/

Envision – A PNW product:

http://forsys.cfr.washington.edu/envision.html

https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/programs/forest_mgmt/projects/landscapesim/envision.shtml

Not to be confused with:

http://envision.bioe.orst.edu/Downloads.aspx

Visual Nature Studio

http://3dnature.com/index.php/products/natureview/

VISualization of Terrestrial-Aquatic Systems (VISTAS).

http://blogs.evergreen.edu/vistas/

http://blogs.evergreen.edu/vistas/vistas-software/

Some more considered by the Forest Service here:

https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/programs/forest_mgmt/projects/landscapesim/index.shtml

With a link out to http://vterrain.org/

https://sites.google.com/a/pdx.edu/dynamic-ecosystems-landscape-lab/research/landis-ii-development

http://www.landis-ii.org/

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/tools/landis/

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