Upgraded web site design to better use new web-based technologies
Updated and re-analyzed the vegetation inventory data
Redefined Structural Conditions Class to Successional/Structural Class (S-Class) with definitions and queries that better reflected wildlife use of habitats Addition of information from recent literature and data, through December 2016
Post-fire information, such as wildlife data or current conditions in the analysis area, can only be compared to inventory data if the appropriate scale is used for analysis. The analysis area should have the same proportion of the high snag density classes as the percent of area (y-axis) in the DecAID inventory histograms. Large fires can hugely skew the current conditions, even in a 10-digit HUC, to the point that the analysis area is no longer representative of habitat conditions from which the inventory data were collected. See the Considerations of scale: landscape and stand levels section of the Summary Narratives. Current information within the “Guide to the Use and Interpretation of DecAID” speaks further to the importance of scale of the analysis area when addressing post-fire conditions (including updating current vegetation data for fires) in the section “Use of Appropriate Scale” and “Applying DecAID to Projects.
Users should note that as of Jan. 1, 2018, vegetation data for the DecAID website have been updated while the base vegetation data for Regional Distribution Analysis have not changed (i.e., version 2.2, based on the GNN release of 2014, is still current). Users may encounter some discrepancies between absolute values of reference conditions between the website and reference conditions in Regional Distribution Analysis. Comparisons within either the website or Regional Distribution Analysis will not be affected by this situation. We expect the next release of GNN to be issued in the second half of calendar year 2018. We will notify users when a new version of the data for Regional Distribution Analysis is ready.
This section contains a running summary of DecAID Advisor updates
Version 3.0.5 - July 2018
References to (Regional) Distribution Analysis always point to the zip file
Add and removed members to the table in Guide to the use and interpretation of DecAID
Version 3.0.4 - April 2018
Updated DecAID Guide with correct links based on Barbara Webb's comments
Forms in T:\FS\Reference\GeoTool\r06\Toolbox\DecAID\Ver_3.0_Documentation_Info now available in a zip file
Fixed bug in table .sp-15 where Annotated bibliography failed to populate due to missing RecordID in request
Version 3.0.3 - December 2017
Updated DecAID Guide to reflect change for version 3
Wording changes based on comments from DecAID Science team
Removed references to Rose et al. 2001
Scroll bar in web maps
Version 3.0.2 - November 2017
Fixed behavior where if users click on sidebar links before narratives finish loading, they stop loading altogether
Filled in missing narrative sections
Added "No Data Available" message when charts are empty
Revised photo credits page to be a table instead of a list
Implemented links to allow navigation between DecAID v3 and v2 in VDC
Removed invalid links; fixed missing zip file in legacy DecAID guide
View Maps now open new browser window instead of modal popup
Fixed histograms not showing for legacy DecAID - EMC_ECB Small/Medium
Updated summary narratives, glossary, and caveats & cautions according to comments from Karen Waddell and Janet Ohmann
Misspelling, duplicate block of team members
Removed DecAID Flowchart
Update Field Guide to the Common Diseases and Insect Pests of Oregon and Washington Conifers in each of the insect and pathogens so the link goes to actual PDF documents.
Fix link for Stem decay, How to prune trees
Wallowa-Whitman, Rogue-Siskyou, and Umatilla forests were missing large parcels due to those polygons cross state lines
Web map intro text now refer to the unharvested sites with correct color (blue instead of white)
Additional information->Ecosystem processes now links to PDF instead of web page
How to Cite DecAID and FAQ links are opening new pages
Metric Conversion page no longer uses widget for dynamic conversion. Revert to static page
Wildlife habitat code in narrative link to new page; Wildlife habitat type descriptions and structural condition class descriptions are also standalone pages instead of shown in modal windows
Version 3.0.1 - October 2017
Resolved issues where Down Wood Percent Cover and Ancilliary Data does not load if they are the first sections users click on
Fixed dead links for Insect and Pathogen list where the Dwarf Mistletoe links were broke as well as some additional dead links in the insect/pathogens pages
Reduced sizes of some photos to facilitate loading
Version 3.0 - September 2017
Initial release to production
Version 2.20 – updated January 2012
Addition of information from recent literature and data, through December 2011
Version 2.10 - updated January 2009
Version 2.0 - updated January 2006
Version 1.10 - First general release version following peer review. Moved to USDA Forest Service server, April 2003
Version 1.00beta – Full beta-test version available for peer review only, not for public use, developed August 2002.
Version 0.30alpha - Revisions to prototype developed 13 April 2000.
Version 0.20alpha - Modifications to prototype developed 30 March 2000.
Version 0.10alpha - Initial early prototype developed 07 March 2000.