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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
- Past Events
The Mann Gulch fire, which overran 16 firefighters in 1949, is analyzed to show its probable movement with respect to the crew. The firefighters were smoke-jumpers who had parachuted near the fire on August 5, 1949. While they were moving to a safer...
From the Executive Summary: Current Status: Pondberry is listed as an endangered species. A total of 36 naturally occurring populations are extant. The species is currently known from Arkansas (10 populations), Georgia (4 populations), Mississippi (13...
From the text: 'In my opinion, professional foresters should be working much harder to get the facts across on prescribed burning because if we don't I feel forest management could suffer from restrictive rules or laws, both at the State and...
From the text... 'The data in these tables and in the two additional tables listing "near-fatal” fires (Tables 3 and 4) help demystify these related fire types. It is possible to identify some common denominators of fire behavior in both...
Economic limitations prevent the mapping over large areas of forest fire fuel types using conventional forestry methods. The information contained in such maps would be a valuable tool for assisting in initial attack planning, presuppression planning...
Discusses the effects of snow cover on the behavior, migration and species survival of caribou, from field studies in southern Mackenzie and Keewatin Districts during the winter 1957-58. Snow observation records were taken at 114 stations, caribou...
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 Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. This Student Trainee position will be filled as an Intern appointment. The appointment is indefinite and is expected to last for the duration of the student's academic attendance.
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is composed of professionals from around the world, who together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy. AFE values the diversity of perspectives and range of experiences held by its members. AFE aims to actively cultivate the future of fire and resource conservation by investing in future leaders through the AFE Mentoring Futures Program.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
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.
Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees, this event will provide leaders intent around the...
Sponsored by the Forest History Society
Presented by Dr. Stephen Pyne
Acclaimed fire historian and author Dr. Stephen J. Pyne will deliver the 2020 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History on October 28,...
Be a part of history! For the first time in 120 years, the Society of American Foresters National Convention is going 100% virtual for 2020. At a time when foresters crave community and learning, SAF2020 is here to deliver that and so much more.
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. IAFC is planning a new, virtual event format. This virtual experience will provide access to educational resources on timely issues and the insights you need to keep your community safe.
Topics will include: Satellite-derived data, WildfireSAFE, tips for remote fire analysis assignments, etc.
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AFSC Fire Science Workshop Part 2:
Simulcast of the Boreal Fires team presentations from the Alaska EPSCoR Fire and Ice All-Hands Meeting.
This session will provide brief updates from the boreal fire science projects supported by the...
Part of the RMRS Land Manager-Focused Fall Webinar Series
Presenters: Shawn Urbanski, Research Physical Scientist, and Duncan Lutes, RMRS Fire Ecologist
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California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Courtney Schultz, Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Policy, Colorado State University
Extensive wildfires across the US West and their dramatic effects for ecosystems, human health...
The leadership of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) plans to convene their 7th Science Team Meeting May 10-13, 2021, in person if possible in Fairbanksat UAF, as they originally intended in 2020. Recordings and posters from the...
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 and decision-making settings. This will be a great opportunity for researchers and managers to...
Born to burn: Characterizing fuel loads, flammability and plant traits across spatio-temporal gradients of black spruce dominated communities
M.S. Thesis Defense By Emilia Grzesik Advised by: Dr. Teresa Hollingsworth and Dr. Roger Ruess
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Tirtha Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvin
S-131 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience.
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*Presented in a 100% virtual format via Canvas and Zoom*
Warmer summers, longer growing seasons, and pressures from insects and tree diseases are some of the factors shaping wildfires in Alaska. Randi Jandt, Fire Ecologist with the Alaska Fire Science Consortium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will...
Sponsors: Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, Sustainable NW & NW Fire Science Consortium
Presenters and research team include: Andrew Larson, C. Alina Cansler, Derek Churchill, Sean Geronimo, Paul Hessburg Sr., Van Kane, Jim Lutz, and...
AFSC will be presenting the 2020 Fall Fire Science Workshop Online in association with the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Interagency Fall Fire Review (October 19-23).
If you attended the workshop please fill out a brief evaluation to...
Presented by Joe O’Brien
Sponsored by the USFS Southern Research Station
The Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group will convene the Interagency Fall Fire Review October 19-23 as an online conference. AFSC will present a short online workshop October 21st from 8:30 - 10:30 ...
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Sara McAllister, Research Mechanical Engineer, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, USDA Forest Service
Every year, wildland fires seem to be more unpredictable, causing losses of both lives...
Sponsored by the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
Presented by Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions with Timmons Group
This webinar will cover the latest developments in the Shared Wildfire Risk Mitigation (...