In early 2022, IRC teamed up with local teenager Ryan Honary to evaluate and test his SensoRy AI wildfire sensor network. The AI-driven technology created by Ryan utilizes remote sensors that can help identify initial sparks of a fire and potentially predict the spread patterns. The sensors create a wireless mesh network that can be deployed on the land to communicate with scientists and emergency personnel about a fire ignition source. The technology is currently being tested at Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Native Seed Farm, which was damaged in the 2020 Silverado Fire.
The IRC team plans to continue testing the SensoRy AI network with hope of utilizing the technology in the future to help detect ignitions early and prevent devastating wildfires. For more information about the Irvine Ranch Conservancy and wildfire prevention efforts on the Landmarks, visit IRConservancy.org.