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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.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map
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- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
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Biomass burning, one of the most important global sources of particulate matter, produces both airborne particles that may influence global and regional climate, and particles incorporated into sediments that provide records of past local, regional,...
The concentration of radiatively active gases such as CO2 and CH4 have increased substantially since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Atmospheric CO2 has increased from the preindustrial level of 270 ppm to the current level of 355 ppm, and...
In the primeval wilderness - where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man - periodic forest, grassland, and tundra fires are part of the natural environment - as natural and vital as rain, snow, or wind In Minnesota, for example -...
The primary productivity of an ecosystem, as measured by either the rate of gross photosynthesis of the photoautotrophs (called Gross Primary Productivity, GPP) or the rate of net photosynthesis of the autotrophs (as equal to the gross photosynthesis...
Mineral exploration, mining, pipeline construction, recreation, and other activities are accelerating on alpine and arctic ecosystems in North America. These ecosystems are threatened with severe disruption; in some areas, esthetic, watershed, and...
Global warming is likely to have the greatest impact at high latitudes, making the Arctic an important region both for detecting global climate change and for studying its effects on terrestrial ecosystems. The chapters in this volume address current...
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This KCFAST User's Guide is designed to help you access and use the Kansas City Fire Access Software (KCFAST).
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, seeks applicants for five tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC. These new hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss, and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire
As part of the cluster, we seek a Conservation and Restoration Scientist to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Botany, and Forest & Conservation Sciences, with opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. The Conservation and Restoration Scientist will conduct research broadly investigating how to conserve and protect biodiversity, and restore functioning ecosystems in a changing world. Applicants should have an interest in integrating fundamental research on restoring biodiversity, ecosystem functions or adaptive capacity, with applied research on conservation and restoration strategies that involve engagement with communities, industry or governments. Their expertise will be in ecology (including applied ecology), conservation, evolutionary biology, forestry, geography, or related disciplines. We encourage applicants who use a range of empirical or theoretical approaches, applying them to real-world problems from local to global scales, in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and working in plant, animal or fungal systems.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
This study is collecting feedback from female firefighters regarding the design, fit, and mobility of their personal protective clothing. Females firefighters in the US are invited to participate.
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.
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Paul Werth, a fire weather meteorologist with Weather Research and Consulting Services, LLC, will provide a discussion of weather elements that promote extreme fire behavior, regional critical fire weather patterns, and forecast products that are...
AFSC fire ecologist Randi Jandt will talk about the evolution of Alaska firefighting practices--field and management--over the past 50 years. We are starting to be aware of the changes in climate and in Alaskan forests: is the wildfire "problem" the...
REDapp is a universal fire behavior calculator developed with financial support from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC), and in-kind support from fire management agencies...
This webinar presented by Craig Clement from the Fire Weather Research Laboratory at San Jose State University will provide a discussion of wind systems in mountainous terrain, modeling fire behavior on slopes, and wind modeling tools.
The 2015 Sierra Blanca Wildland Fire Academy will be held in Ruidoso, NM, January 24th thru 30th, 2015
Classes: 8 am - 5 pm daily
Briefing: 7:50 am daily
Check in: 7:00 - 8:00 daily
For a complete class schedule go ...
The Stewardship Network is pleased to bring you two great days of informative talks and workshops that will focus on Resilience - Creating Social and Ecological Structures for a Changing World.
Join them for a great line up of presentations;...
What: Statewide leaders in prescribed fire policy and management will lead a discussion on the state of prescribed fire in Colorado.
Location: Colorado Springs Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy,...
Lee Osterland, Michigan DNR Fire Management Specialist
Courses include: Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S - 230), Heavy Equipment Boss (Single Resource) (S - 236), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (S - 390), Smoke Management Techniques (RX - 410), Basic Air Operations (S - 270), Wildland...