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Step 3 - BRAT Project Builder

The first step that involves actually running a BRAT tool is the BRAT Project Builder. This tool is meant to take all the inputs that the user wants to use and copies them into a folder structure for future use, as well as creating an XML file that will be updated in future tools.

Required Inputs:

  • Select Project Folder - The path to a folder. This will be where the folder structure will be created.
  • Input Segmented Network - Add all stream networks that you want to use in BRAT.
  • Input DEM - Add all DEMs that you want to use in BRAT.
  • Input Coded Existing Vegetation Raster - Add all landfire EVT layers that you want to use, making sure that the “VEG_CODE” field has been added and populated.
  • Input Coded Historic Vegetation Raster - Add all landfire BPS layers that you want to use, making sure that the “VEG_CODE” field has been added and populated.

Optional Inputs:

  • Project Name - If you want the XML to have a project name, enter it here.
  • Watershed HUC ID - If you want your XML to include information on what HUC you’re running BRAT on, enter it here.
  • Watershed Name - If you want the name of your watershed to be recorded, enter it here.
  • Land Ownership - If you have land ownership shapefiles, add them here.
  • Beaver Dam Survey Data - If you want to compare BRAT results to beaver dam survey data, add those files here.
  • Perennial Streams - If you want use perennial streams, add them here.

The following inputs are optional but required to run the conflict potential and management models

  • Input Valley Bottom Polygon - Add all valley bottom polygons that you want to use in your BRAT runs.
  • Input Road Layer Feature Class - Add all road shapefiles that you want to use in your BRAT runs.
  • Input Railroad Feature Class - Add all railroad shapefiles that you want to use in your BRAT runs.
  • Input Canal Feature Class - Add all canal shapefiles that you want to use in your BRAT runs.
  • Input Land Use Raster - Add all land use rasters that you want to use in your BRAT runs, making sure that the “LU_CODE” and “LUI_CLASS” fields have been added and populated.
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