This paper reports on the development of the Intelligent Fire Management Information System (IFMIS), a computer program for dispatching fire suppression resources to wildfires. The program uses a number of advanced concepts to provide information to...
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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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Consistent success in prescribed underburning requires managers to specify acceptable levels of fire injury and to describe the fuels, weather, and fire behavior necessary to accomplish the objectives. Information is assembled to assist managers in...
The pinyon-juniper woodlands and the sagebrush-grasslands, with a combined area of over 90 million ha, comprise a major portion of the rangelands in western North America. During pristine times fire played an important role in these vegetation types....
Fire effects on wildlife and wildlife habitat in northern mixed-grass prairie ecosystems may be positive or negative depending on the uniformity, intensity, duration, frequency, location, shape, size, and timing of the fire and 1) the stage in the life...
Canadian Parks Service policy requires that 'natural resources will be protected and managed with minimal interference to natural processes to ensure the perpetuation of naturally evolving land and water environments and their associated species...
The l988 fire season was very significant to the western United States. The U.S. fire situation generated a high level of concern among Alberta Forest Service's fire managers. It helped to reinforce a long-argued policy-that of excluding unmanaged...
This paper presents an historical review of the concepts and developmental phases of the remote ignition of forest fuels by laser devices. An approximate 20-year developmental history is outlined that culminates with recent proposed concepts qf laser...
Interactive video is a powerful medium, bringing together the emotional impact of video film and the interactive capabilities of the computer. Interactive videodisc instruction can be used as a tutorial for drill and practice and in simulations as well...
This paper reviews the operational experience with a combination infrared (IR)/video scanning system acquired by the Billings Area Office of the USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1985. The system combines the capabilities of IR sensing with videotape...
This paper will show the progression of efforts made by the Alberta Forest Service (AFS) in developing guidelines for forest fire suppression that are in concert with human and forest resource values. A method for determining resource fire protection...
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
PhD Assistantships in Fire Science and Ecologyevaluating the effectiveness of fuel breaks in mitigating size and risk of damaging wildfiresand the fuel break ecological impacts in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Dr.Eva StrandandDr. Tim Prather in the University of Idaho Rangeland Center are seeking a highly motivated PhD studentin Natural Resources at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciencesand Department of Plant Sciencesat the University of Idaho.
The successful applicant would conduct research that involvesvegetation and fuel samplingin the field, spatial and statistical analysisof data from past interactionsof fuel breaks and fire, modeling of fire behavior using existing tools and decision support systems,and conduct plant community analysis within and around fuel breaks. The successful applicant will provide evidence of experience with some aspect of computer modelingand spatial analysis, vegetation sampling, and utilize herbicides for annual grass management and ability to work in natural areas. The successful applicant will also provide evidence of good communication skills both written and oral.
The successful candidate will be working in an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students evaluating the effects of fuel breaktypeson fire mitigation, plant community ecology, and the rural economy. The team collaborates closely with research partners includingthe Bureau of Land Managementand the local ranching community of southern Idaho. Theproject isfundedby the Joint Fire Science Program.
The PhD assistantship has a starting date ofJanuary 2021. The assistantships includea stipend of $21,000-24,000per annum. To apply, please email Eva Strand (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tim Prather (email@example.com) with a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the positionis scheduled to remain open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idahowith the earliest start date of January 2021; information about the application procedure is available online.
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now calling for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience.
Natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires cause tremendous damage to communities across the U.S. every year. While these events cannot be prevented completely, their impacts can be dampened by disaster resilience measures such as policies, designs, codes and standards.
NIST and NSF plan to award a total of $3.1 million for scientific and engineering research into disaster-related phenomena that can significantly improve our nation’s defenses against natural hazards. The agencies will co-manage the Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) program and intend to make 8-12 awards of up to $400,000 each.
To apply, submit your letter of intent by Aug. 14, 2020. The deadline for full proposals is Sept. 15, 2020. NSF and NIST will host an informational webcast on Aug. 3, 2020.
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Who should participate? Practitioners, managers, and...
Experts predict that the 2020 fire season will be extreme and destructive, especially in rural mountain areas and communities located in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). In this webinar, Mike Tarantino of the Colorado State Forest Service and...
Sponsored by Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presented by Kevin Robertson, Ph.D., Fire Ecology Program Director, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
This webinar will...
This webinar from the APHA Center for Climate, Health and Equity will discuss wildfire smoke and its public health impacts with a focus on health equity. Presenters will:
- Describe the public health impacts of wildfire smoke.
Workshop Hosts: Sierra Nevada Conservancy & University of Washington
The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a virtual forum entitled, “Examining Coronavirus Impacts on Wildland Fire Operations and Vulnerable Communities.”
Ms. Laura McCarthy
In this webinar co-hosted by the FLN and Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Meg Matonis will share highlights from the recent report “Insights and Suggestions for Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Programs.” A panel will give overviews of programs...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
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).
Host: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Presenters: Rebecca Ward, North Carolina Assistant State Climatologist, Katherine Hegewisch, Research Scientist at the University of Idaho, Jeff Marti, Drought Coordinator, Washington...
Spring Updates from the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee
Lisa Saperstein, USFWS - Landfire and the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System Updates for Alaska.
A new set of Landfire maps are planned for release...