Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) have been developed alongside manned aircraft yet have seen widespread use only in the past decade. Their use for miliraty applications has propelled advances in electronics and sensors to yield systems whose capabilities...
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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Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
The report synthesizes the literature and current state of knowledge pertaining to reintroducing fire in stands where it has been excluded for long periods and the impact of these introductory fires on overstory tree injury and mortality. Only forested...
Recent developments in the monitoring of soil degradation processes have used passive remote sensing (diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) and active remote-sensing tools such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and frequency domain electromagnetic...
Wildfire emissions are challenging to measure and model, but simple and realistic estimates can benefit multiple disciplines. We evaluate the potential of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data to address this objective. A total of...
Fire is an integral Earth System process that interacts with climate in multiple ways. Here we assessed the parametrization of fires in the Community Land Model (CLM-CN) and improved the ability of the model to reproduce contemporary global patterns of...
Long term, high quality estimates of burned area are needed for improving both prognostic and diagnostic fire emissions models and for assessing feedbacks between fire and the climate system. We developed global, monthly burned area estimates...
From the text ... 'Policymakers and forestry experts recognize that, after a century of fire suppression, there is a crisis in forest health: fire-dependent ecosystems starved of regular fire cycles now have unhealthy fuel loads and experience...
Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on several fronts. In the United States, the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs....
In land change science studies, a cover type is defined by land surface attributes, specifically including the types of vegetation, topography and human structures, which makes it difficult to characterize land cover as discrete classes. One of the...
Fire disturbance at high latitudes modifies a broad range of ecosystem properties and processes, thus it is important to monitor the response of vegetation to fire disturbance. This monitoring effort can be aided by lidar remote sensing, which captures...
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
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 Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) developed a Wildland Fire Professional Certification program to further promote ecologically-based science and management in wildland fire and fuels through accredited professionals. They have multiple certifications to fit diverse career stages and focal areas, and recently expanded options to include a set of certifications related to wildland fuels.
2020 Deadline Extended to October 1
Help the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) recognize leaders in the field of fire ecology and management by submitting a nomination for an AFE Award in 2020:
Nominations in all categories are due October 19, 2020.
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.
The Land Trust Alliance is pleased to host Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference — Where 2,000 people who share your passion for conservation will re-energize and inspire you. Gather to learn about diverse conservation topics — there are...
Join the International Association of Wildand Fire for "Emotional Intelligence for Wildland Fire Professionals - Why It Matters and Why You Should Care," part of the Workforce Resilience Ignite Talk Series.
It is crucial for wildland fire...
Join NFPA’s wildfire safety team on this free webinar to learn how to work with your neighbors to create a safer community! They will walk step by step through the process of organizing a Firewise USA® site, using their online Portal and web resources...
Join the National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative for their quarterly Zoom meeting! This meeting will feature presentations about prescribed burn associations in California and the role of Cooperative Extension, spreading science and making...
Colorado Post-Fire Playbook
Presenter: Kate Dunlap, Water Quality Manager, City of Boulder
An introduction and overview of new, concise, and usable guidance aimed at counties, tribes, municipalities, and water providers, to facilitate...
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 (...
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 and property. Without a better understanding...
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 10/21 from 8:30 - 10 AM followed by additional online fire science content in the...
S-131 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience.
About this Event
*Presented in a 100% virtual format via Canvas and Zoom*
Presenter: Tirtha Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvin
Presented by Alan Ager, Research Forester, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
The first webinar in a series of virtual learning opportunities sponsored by the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy that address the cultural shifts...
The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development and Office of Water host a monthly webinar series to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water systems and communicate current small drinking water...
Target Audience: Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists, IT specialists
- Tools for using LANDFIRE data and submitting feedback
- Submitting data to LANDFIRE
Presenters: Dave Celino, BJ Glesener
Target Audience: Fire Supervisors, Program Managers, Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists – all interested
- Fire Reporting Overview / Fire occurrence reporting tools...
Part of the After the Flames webinar series.
Presented by Pete Robichaud, Research Engineer with the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
As of mid-September 2020, forest fires across the West Coast of the United States had burned down 5 million acres of forests, destroying communities and producing some of the worst air quality on the planet. How can this disaster spur reforestation...
Living With Fire Program Manager, Jamie Roice-Gomes and Outreach Coordinator, Megan Kay will discuss creating effective defensible space.
Presenter: Robert (Zeke) Ziel
Target Audience: Planners, Analysts, Program managers and specialists
Topic/Description: LANDFIRE application examples (Great Lakes)
Want to get AFE certified? Wondering which certification is a best fit for you? Have questions about the minimum education or experience requirements?
Join them September 15 at 10am MDT to get your questions answered! Members of the...
Sponsored by the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange
In a pandemic environment, remote learning is becoming a necessity for NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) courses. To help keep firefighters fireline-ready, instructors need to adapt...