The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the variable landscapes of the US. The work entailed compiling existing data on fuel loadings categorized by Existing Vegetation Type...
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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Functionality has been incorporated into the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool (AGWA) to assess the impacts of wildland fire on runoff and erosion. AGWA (...
This paper presents a Stage 3 validation of the recently released Collection 6 NASA MCD64A1 500 m global burned area product. The product is validated by comparison with Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) image pairs acquired 16 days apart that...
The impact of wildland fire smoke on air quality and health is an issue growing in importance to many health officials across the country, as well as federal, state and local decision-makers. This webinar gives an overview of EPA’s tools and resources...
For this study, we characterized the dependence of fire counts (FCs) on soil moisture (SM) at global and sub-global scales using 15 years of remote sensing data. We argue that this mathematical relationship serves as an effective way to predict fire...
Prescribed burning is a widely used tool in forest and grassland management. However, because fire that escapes from a prescribed burn accidentally may cause property damage, injuries, and even human casualties, purchasing insurance to cover such...
Structure of vegetation significantly influences its flammability and resulting fire spread. Despite considerable amount of laboratory studies, experimental works carried out with full plant specimens, representative of field conditions, are still...
Recent decades have witnessed an escalation in the social, economic, and ecological impacts of wildfires worldwide. Wildfire losses stem from the complex interplay of social and ecological forces at multiple scales, including global climate change,...
Fire is a primary disturbance in boreal forests and generates both positive and negative climate forcings. The influence of fire on surface albedo is a predominantly negative forcing in boreal forests, and one of the strongest overall, due to increased...
Understanding how fire regimes change over time is of major importance for understanding their future impact on the Earth system, including society. Large differences in simulated burned area between fire models show that there is substantial...
Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist our full-time field operations staff with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.
The National Science Foundation's NEON is a 30+ year project dedicated to collecting and providing open access continental-scale data to better understand how our nation's ecosytems are changing. Operated by Battelle, the observatory relies on hundreds of scientists and engineers to collect, process and provide over 175 data products from 81 field sites located in ecosystems from Alaska to Puerto Rico. The teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field scientists who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. Once measurements and observations are collected, a leading edge cyberinfrastructure calibrates, stores and publishes the data. The observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.
This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Summer work locations and duties vary and are designed to provide hands on experience and training. Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program, students may be non-competitively placed into career-conditional positions within the BIA.
As a Student Trainee (Pathways), you will serve in a developmental role to gain experience by working with higher graded employees/specialists in support of the mission of the BIA and will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position pertaining to the functions and operations of the organization and the specialty area, with an emphasis on the oversight, protection, management and utilization of federal Indian trust or restricted lands, such as assembling data, consolidating and preparing reports, gathering and analyzing requested information for a variety of projects, providing information to others and following up to assure completion. Receive other developmental assignments to broaden the student's knowledge of the BIA activities in related program areas and assist the student in acquiring the competencies of a target position.
Internship work assignment opportunities are based on BIA needs. Under this announcement, real estate services, land titles and records, minerals and energy, and forestry management programs will be given priority consideration. However, selections may be made for other program areas, including for the following targeted positions:
- Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
- Rangeland or Agriculture Management
- Soil Conservation
- Civil Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Legal Instruments Examining
- Irrigation System Operation
The full performance level of this position is GS-4. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.
Wayne Harrison was a leader and innovator, working for decades in fire ecology and prescribed fire. As a lasting contribution to the fire ecology and management community, Wayne's family partnered with the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) after his passing in June 2019 to create the Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship to support the academic and professional growth of students through funding research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science.
Scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded annually, with applications due March 31 and awarded by May 31.
The International Association of Wildland Fire would like to invite you to participate, either as a mentor or mentee, in their Mentoring Program.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the link below.
Please help the Southwest Fire Science Consortium evaluate their impact on the fire community. Have they affected how you interact with your science and/or management colleagues or how you use or share science?
Follow the link below below and complete a short survey!
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Louise Loudermilk, Ph.D., USFS Southern Research Station
More information to come.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods.
The Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) is a national association for Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professionals working in environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range, recreation, waste...
The 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The AMS Agircultural and Forest Meteorology STAC represents the membership on the...
The UC Davis Air Quality Research Center welcomes you to join us at the Air Sensors International Conference! The AQRC's mission is to facilitate research on the scientific, engineering, health, social and economic aspects of gaseous and particulate...
AFSC is working with the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to organize a hands-on workshop on using their data and products in operational...
We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).
The proposed theme of the conference for 2020 is “From...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
Visit the link below for the most up-to-date information.
An overview of the Landscape Burn Probability Model - learn how this model can be applied to your work
Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., the AGU returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to celebrate the past and inspire the future...
Lynn Wendt, doctoral candidate in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.
Major Professor: Dr. Haiyan Zhao
Zoom Link: https://uidaho.zoom....
Presented by Nancy HF French, Susan Prichard, Maureen Kennedy, and Michael Billmire
Michigan Tech Research Institute and University of Washington
The JFSP has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the...
Maria Zubkova, doctoral candidate in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.
Major Professor: Dr. Luigi Boschetti
The US Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program along with its partner NCASI is pleased to announce the 2019 FIA Stakeholders Science Meeting. The Stakeholders Science Meeting brings together international forest scientists, managers...
Join the Association for Fire Ecology and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. The Congress will expand the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore interconnectedness among a...
Speaker: Colin Foard, Associate Manager, Fiscal Federalism, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Webinar Description: This webinar will provide an overview of The Pew Charitable Trusts' recent work on natural disaster...
Smoke Managers Subcommittee is a collection of land and air quality managers from across North America interested in working together to facilitate an increase in prescribed burning while minimizing air quality impacts. All interested persons are...