From the text..'Twenty, 62-acre study sites were located within a creosote-tarbush habitat on McGregor Range, Fort Bliss in south central New Mexico. Prescribed fires were applied to 10 of the study sites during June 1995. Reptile and terrestrial...
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From the text...'We are studying the response of the vegetation and small mammal communities to a prescribed burn to make training and land management recommendations to the military. Twenty study sites (63 acres each) in a creosote/tarbush...
Ring-width chronologies from three white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) and two jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) sites in the boreal forest of northern Alberta were constructed to determine whether they could provide proxy records of monthly...
Ecosystem management links human activities with the functioning of natural environments over large spatial and temporal scales. Our examination of Greater Yellowstone and Georges Bank shows similarities exist between human uses, administrative...
Greater Yellowstone is described as the last large, nearly intact ecosystem in the northern temperate zone of the earth (Reese 1984;Keiter and Boyce 1991.) Conflict over management has been controversial, and the area is a flagship site among...
'The forests that burned in the 1988 Yellowstone fires appear by all indicators to be perfectly healthy. We should place a premium on the protection of large preserves where nature can manage her own affairs.'
'After years of suppressing forest fires, the Park Service is realizing its policy does not necessarily benefit ecosystems that depend on intense blazes for regeneration.'
Fire managers base a growing number of decisions on information from a variety of computer systems.
FIRE! is one example of GIS models that go beyond inventory, monitoring, and display to allow ecosystem managers to simulate the spatial outcomes of management and policy decisions. By making the ability to vary critical model assumptions readily...
The effects of elk (Cervus elaphus), pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) browsing on shrubs in big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) communities were monitored over a 31-year period in Yellowstone National Park....
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.
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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Evaluating Flammability of Reburns in the Boreal Forests of Interior Alaska
Dr. Brian Buma and Katherine Hayes, University of Denver
Temperatures in high-latitude environments are rising quickly, leading to increases in the frequency...
Sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Fuelcasting is a new program that provides projections of expected fuel conditions this grazing season. It is an important component of the Rangeland Production Monitoring...
At home during COVID-19? With the Governor's Stay At Home order in place through April 30, many of us are at home or outdoors doing yard work. Learn how to safeguard your home by integrating simple, easy-to-use Firewise landscaping...
Sponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration
Selecting species and seed from appropriate sources to maximize project success faces many challenges. This presentation will review plant selection for ecosystem diversity that supports...
This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Forest technician training from the Alaska Forum and Chugachmiut is available at no cost to qualified applicants.
Forest Technicians work on a variety of jobs...
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...
AFSC Spring Workshop, Part III
Update on the Path to Constructing a Seasonal Outlook for Wildland Fire in Alaska
Tag-team presentation from the Alaska EPSCoR Boreal Fires (BF) Project Team (Uma Bhatt, Jonathan...
The environmental legacies of tundra fires in the Noatak River Valley of Alaska
Ben Gaglioti, Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Observing how permafrost and vegetation respond to tundra fires in...
Canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Actionable best practices for communities and agencies impacted by wildfire. Features two tracks:
- Practical Tools & Techniques for property owners, community leaders, agencies responding to...
Arctic Urban Risks and Adaptations (AURA): a co-production framework for addressing multiple changing environmental hazards, presented by Jen Schmidt, University of Alaska Anchorage and
Forest Insect and Disease Surveys In Alaska: Cankers, Miners...