NorthTree Fire International's GIS Section provides cutting-edge mobile mapping services during complex emergency events. Our mobile GIS units are also available for pre-fire planning and fuels reduction assessments.

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Incident Mapping Professionals

NTFI's GIS team draws upon the knowledge base of a diverse group of individuals with expertise in:

NTFI GIS Team Training in NTI-281, May 2004

Key GIS Team Members

Mapping Manager/GIS Team Leader - Zeke Lunder

Zeke Lunder received a degree in Cartography and Physical Geography from California State University, Chico. He has worked in wildland fire since 1996. Publications include fire management plans for the Nature Conservancy's Lassen Foothills area, in Northern California, the Morro Bay Estuary watershed, on the California Central Coast, and for large commercial timberland properties in the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Lunder is an NWCG qualified GIS Specialist, with experience mapping large wildland fires and doing erosion/landslide hazard analyses for Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) teams after large wildland fires in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California.

As Mapping Manager, Mr. Lunder trains and manages NTFI's call-when-needed Incident GIS technicians, designs and builds mobile GIS mapping facilities, and manages NTFI's non-emergency GIS mapping contracts.

GIS Analyst - Justen Maxey

Mr. Maxey joined NTFI's mapping team in 2007, and quickly racked up over 2,000 hours of mapping experience on major incidents. He is a NWCG taskbooked GISS mapping specialist, having worked as a lead GIS tech on the Cascade and Landmark Complexes, in Central Idaho, as a GIS trailer manager on the Poomacha Fire, in San Diego County in fall 2007, and on the 2008 Lightning Fires in Northern California.

Mr. Maxey has a BA from Humboldt State in Archaeology and a GIS certificate from Portland State.

GIS Analyst - Dave Jukkola

Dave Jukkola comes to NorthTree from the Nature Conservancy's Sacramento River Project - where he worked on various initiatives that The Nature Conservancy and its partners are developing to restore the riparian ecosystem of the Sacramento River on over 100 river miles, from Red Bluff to Colusa. Dave has worked for NorthTree GIS since 2004 and is an NWCG qualified GIS Specialist.

GIS Analyst - ben Chambers

Ben Chambers has been working in the GIS and Environmental Fields since 2003. He has worked for entities including Aerotek, mapping UXO on Beale Air Force Base, Nevada County, as a GIS tech, for Storrer Environmental Services, as an Environmental Scientist, and for Tetra Tech Inc. as an Environmental Technician. Ben has a B.A. Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz, with an Emphasis in Environmental Studies. He is an NWCG qualified GIS Specialist

The Power of Experience

NTFI Mapping Specialists share over 8,000 hours experience providing innovative mapping solutions for Incident Management and Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Teams during major wildland fire incidents including: The 1999 Butte Complex; the Clear Creek, Burgdorf, and Frank Church Wilderness Complex "Idaho fires of 2000"; the Martis, Devil, Oregon, Powerhouse, Poe, Gasquet, 70, Blue Complex, and Purdy Fires in 2001, the Cannon, Monument, Malheur Complex, Biscuit and Tiller Complex in 2002, and the Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery, Clark and Fawn Peak, Humboldt Lightning/Canoe, and Cedar fires in 2003.