Anchor Point works in diverse service sectors, but we are always "wildfire centric" in our approach. Our superior, yet cost effective Wildland Fire, Forestry, and Environmental consulting is a proven resource, provided to clients ranging from private companies to local and Federal Government. Anchor Point offers the customer highly personalized service paired with accurate and effective results. Close attention to detail and quality control, as well as the demonstrated capability of the company makes it "the first choice" with those who have engaged our services in the past. We take pride in the large number of clients who have retained our services multiple times.
The National Hazard and Risk Model (No-HARM) is a versatile, nation-wide mapping product designed to assess exposure of infrastructure and property to wildfire impacts. This data set allows the user to pinpoint fire risk for any location.
County Gov. / Land Use Planning
Oil and Gas / Mining
Federal and state critical infrastructure
19,532,800 properties have a moderate or higher risk value within the US. This equates to over 1.1 Trillion dollars in insured value. Our data paints a picture of wildfire exposure for underwriting, pricing, portfolio analysis and loss estimation across the United States. The goal of the system is to differentiate risk throughout the country, to recognize risk, understand why it exists and drive profitable decision-making.
The system provides the how and why of every risk score to educate policy holders on their existing condition and how to properly mitigate their unique wildfire exposure
Thomas Fire Dec. 2017. Structure loss (yellow dots) fell mostly inside our ember zone within Ventura, CA
FIRE MANAGEMENT PLANS
Over the past 20 years, Anchor Point has prepared over 180 wildland fire assessments/ fire plans throughout the U.S. and internationally. The foundation of all our projects is fuel modeling and accurate fire behavior analysis. Our corporate experience bridges remote sensing/GIS, fuels and wildfire planning to response, providing our clients with an exceptionally well-rounded team to ensure a scientifically-based and accurate fire management plan.
Municipal water supplies are often sourced from heavily vegetated watersheds (often Federal lands) and can be particularly vulnerable to wildfire. This service creates a watershed-management plan that identifies and prioritizes locations within the watershed where site-specific fuels treatments
(<200 acres) can be placed to prevent or minimize postfire hydrologic impacts in drainage areas that contributes to the municipal supply reservoirs and effect infrastructure.
COMMUNITY FIRE PLANNING (CWPP)
Anchor Point’s CWPP service is a critical product that provides clients a complete, scientifically-sound picture of their wildfire threat. Assessments can be conducted from the smallest subdivision to the multi-state level. The company’s methodology and technology exceed all the requirements of the 2003 Community Wildfire Protection Plan federal directive (HFRA). AP has assessed over 2,800 communities with our CWPP service.
UTILITIES / OIL & GAS
Our approach to wildfire management for utilities improves working relationships with responders, shows due diligence in managing repetitive loss and improves customer relations through the public knowledge that the company is implementing a practical, functional plan to help prevent future loss.
Benefits of the system:
Provides metrics for the prioritization of tree trimming and planning
Identifies adjacent community exposure
Promotes continuance of operations
Empower local first responders to be safer and more effective.