The Fire Research Institute (FRI) is a not-for-profit library holding over 120,000 books, journal articles, videos, training manuals, dissertations, news reports, and other material on wildland fire. Users can access the library database and are able...
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
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Established in January 2001, the Wildland Fire Operations Research Group (WFORG) in Hinton, Alberta hopes to follow the lead of its parent organization by providing leadership in fire operational research and technology development. Initially funded...
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the...
The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) is the focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other incidents throughout the United States. Located in Boise, Idaho, the NICC also provides Intelligence and...
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Their website provides links to a multitude of fire related content including current fire information, wildland fire statistics...
The BLM Library has over 40,000 volumes and over 250 periodical subscriptions in its collection. These materials cover all aspects of land management, natural resources, minerals, computer science, and administration. The library offers a full range of...
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) is made up of the USDA Forest Service; four Department of the Interior agencies: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the Fish and Wildlife...
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) works to maintain fire's role where it benefits people and nature, and keep fire out of places where it is destructive. The Fire and Landscapes pages contain a variety of information and resources related to the...
Our Purpose is to improve safe work performance and organizational learning in interagency wildland fire. Objectives include (1) Improve Performance, Safety and Efficiency; (2) Improve Organizational Learning; (3) Share Knowledge; (4) Promote...
The U.S. Fire Learning Network (USFLN) is engaging dozens of multi-agency, community-based projects in a process that accelerates the restoration of landscapes that depend on fire to sustain native plants and animals. By restoring this balance, the...
The special issue titled “Effects of Wildfire on Biodiversity” in the journal Fire is open for submissions through October 31.
The goal of this special issue is to compile a set of scientific articles describing how wildfire has impacted diversity in the ecosystem where they occurred. The journal invites articles that present measured or modeled effects of wildfire on diversity across various scales and dimensions of fire regime metrics and biological taxa, including but not limited to:
- Effects of wildfire on diversity of any taxa in any ecosystem
- Relationships between fire effects and abiotic factors such as climate
- Predictions of changes in fire effects as a result of a changing climate
- Effects of scale in the interpretation of fire effects on biodiversity
- Consequences of larger burned area for the composition of communities and landscapes
- Consequences of wildfire on biogeochemistry, such as the global carbon cycle
The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) beginning approximately July 2021 and remaining open approximately 60 days. The intent of this announcement is to provide an early alert to investigators interested in the topics listed below so that they can begin considering responsive ideas with potential partners and collaborators.
Investigators should recognize that final decisions regarding topic selection will not be made until July and that final topic selection may differ from that posted here. One or more topics could be dropped or added, and the specific focus of individual topics may be altered. Investigators should recognize this uncertainty and not invest substantial time or resources working on proposals until the FOAs and their associated topics are formally posted.
Topics and funding opportunities are as follows:
- Social and ecological recovery of communities impacted by wildfire. JFSP is interested in proposals that will inform the development or improvement of strategies, tools, and resources used for post-fire community recovery, such that they facilitate recovery efforts that increase the resilience of social-ecological systems to future wildfires.
- Collaborative development of ecosystem mapping products for fire and fuels management. JFSP is looking for proposals to develop, using a collaborative framework, prototype mapping protocols and products that capture current ecosystem condition, desired condition, and departure from desired condition at spatial and temporal resolutions relevant to fire and fuels management decisions.
GRIN FOA - Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award
The JFSP will continue awarding the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) program for current master and doctoral students in the field of wildland fire and related physical, biological, and social sciences. Proposals must be directly related to the mission and goals of JFSP to be considered, and they must address management- or policy-related questions related to one or more of the following general topic areas: fuels management and fire behavior, emissions and air quality, fire effects and post-fire recovery, relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire, or human dimensions of fire.
Regional Fire Science Exchange FOA
The JFSP is looking to solicit proposals to lead and execute a particular regional fire science exchange for a period of one to three years. This solicitation is seeking individual proposals (i.e., each proposal must be specific to one region) for the following six regions of the FSEN: Southern, Southern Rockies, Southwest, Appalachians, Great Plains and North Atlantic.
The Department of Interior's (DOI's) Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) and Office of Policy Analysis (PPA) are organizing the DOI Wildland Fire Workshop, to be held online in the fall of 2021. This workshop builds on the momentum of Reclamation's Wildfire Research Needs Workshop (led by John Whitler on April 6 and 7, 2021), and is an opportunity for those interested in issues related to wildland fire at Interior to come together for networking, learning, and discussing current issues.
Call for Presenters
The draft agenda includes "lightning rounds" to allow participants to learn about current work going on at Interior. Lightning-round presentations are brief summaries of in-progress work or completed projects. Please use the survey link below to send a brief description of your research by Friday, April 30.
Call for Session Facilitators
The draft agenda also includes two working sessions, where participants will be breaking into several smaller groups to address various aspects of how wildland fire intersects with (1) climate change, and (2) racial equity and disadvantaged communities. If you would be interested in serving as a chairperson or note-taker for any of these groups, please use the survey link below to let the workshop coordinators know by Friday, April 30.
The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics, the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, will be hiring a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in data science to assist with efforts to develop a prototype early warning system for Prescribed Fire Managers (PFMs). The primary research objective of the successful candidate is to characterize short, medium, and long-term climatological-risk for PFMs in the Southeast US, and to build a framework that allows for optimal decision making under uncertainty.
The successful candidate will work with Drs. Brian Reich (Statistics), Jaime Collazo (Applied Ecology), and Adam Terando (USGS) to model environmental conditions conducive to prescribed burning activities over time scales of days to decades in the future. Three major objectives of the position include 1). Define, identify, and model ‘fail-states’, or the sets of conditions that PFMs wish to avoid 2) Model risk exposure of PFMs given existing numerical model simulations of future climate over near-term (days) to long-term (decades) time scales, and 3) develop spatio-temporal models to characterize extreme wildfire risk on decadal time scales.
The incumbent will also join a national cohort as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. The SE CAPF scholar will collaborate with other cohort scholars from across the country on national-scale research and synthesis on climate-fire issues and participate in regular training and professional development opportunities, including training on translational ecology, co-production of actionable science with natural resource decision-makers, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
This is a two (2) year position, contingent on availability of funding, based in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center at North Carolina State University in close collaboration with the Department of Statistics. The successful candidate will be jointly mentored by Drs. Brian Reich, Adam Terando, and Jaime Collazo.
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Conference Theme: Understanding and Adapting to Change
The theme for the 2015 ISSRM centers on understanding and adapting to change. Drivers of and responses to change can take many forms and be observed and measured in many...
Presented by: Stephen Gage, Asst. Dir., Operations for fire and aviation management USFS & Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor, Umatilla National Forest.
This webinar was originally planned for May 4. The date has been changed to June 2, 2015....
A 3 day HYSPLIT workshop will be given June 2 - 4, 2015 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland. The workshop will be focused on the use of the model and its Graphical User Interface (GUI). Details and...
May 31-June 4, 2015 in Providence, RI
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The Conference aims to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers whose activities are focused on different aspects of fires and their impacts.
The main objectives of the Conference are to:
- Advance knowledge on interactions,...
- FS Pro Refresher - Robert Ziel
- Near Term Fire Behavior (NTFB) Refresher - Jennifer Barnes
- Fuels Guide Update - Lisa Saperstein
- Bein' on the list; what it means - Robert Ziel
Scott Goodrick, a research meteorologist with the USDA Forest Service, and Jason Forthofer, a mechanical engineer with the USDA Forest Service, will present a summary of vortices and wildland fire. Vortices are almost always present in the wildland...
Presented by: Autumn Ellison, Research Assistant & Patrick Bixler, Research Associate, from the Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon.
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Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Purpose: This conference will bring together the regional climate research community (North Central University Consortium, DOI agencies, and other...
2-day NFPA seminar addressing wildland/urban interface fire mitigation
This seminar is free of charge. Registration is due by May 12, 2015. Download the registration form here:...