From the text... 'The press and politicians called fire season 2000 'a natural disaster.' The fires were natural, but the 'disaster' was how much the United States spent to fight them.'
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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From the Introduction ... 'This chapter reviews the record of past and present North American boreal fire regimes at various time scales and how the relate to both climate and vegetation. From this review, we draw some possible conclusions...
To reconstruct a natural fire regime it is necessary to estimate the historical fire cycle when human influence was less evident. This can be accomplished through the construction of a fire-origin map. The dynamic fire regime is a result of...
Doug Ladd, Director of Science and Stewardship, Missouri Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, had the opportunity to share TNC's views concerning the use of fire as a management tool in the conservation of natural habitat. His testimony, in full,...
From the text...'The purpose of this document is to provide technical information on prescribed burning. It does so in two ways. One, it provides background information useful in determining reasonably available control measures (RACM) and best...
The report describes the 1997 land and forest fires in Indonesia, reviews of the control measures put in place and evaluates the national coordination efforts taken to combat the fires as the dry period extended toward what became a serious drought. A...
Created through the Wildfire Disaster Recovery Act of 1989 (PL 101-286), in response to the destructive western fire season of 1987 and the Yellowstone fires of 1988, the Commission was asked to consider the environmental and economic effects of...
Regenerating oak stands on productive upland sites is widely recognized by foresters as a major problem in hardwood management. Recent research indicates that oak regeneration is more resistant to surface fires than its primary competitors on these...
A paradigm shift from fire suppression to fire suppression and prescription requires a shift in emphasis from simply controlling wildfire occurrence and spread to one that includes controlling characteristics of prescribed fire. Suppression focuses on...
From the text ... 'Fire is not an independent force in Nature. When fire rages through the forest, it affects every aspect of the ecosystem -- the soil, air, wildlife, trees, and all other plant life. Fire is one component of the total forest...
Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist our full-time field operations staff with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.
The National Science Foundation's NEON is a 30+ year project dedicated to collecting and providing open access continental-scale data to better understand how our nation's ecosytems are changing. Operated by Battelle, the observatory relies on hundreds of scientists and engineers to collect, process and provide over 175 data products from 81 field sites located in ecosystems from Alaska to Puerto Rico. The teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field scientists who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. Once measurements and observations are collected, a leading edge cyberinfrastructure calibrates, stores and publishes the data. The observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.
This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Summer work locations and duties vary and are designed to provide hands on experience and training. Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program, students may be non-competitively placed into career-conditional positions within the BIA.
As a Student Trainee (Pathways), you will serve in a developmental role to gain experience by working with higher graded employees/specialists in support of the mission of the BIA and will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position pertaining to the functions and operations of the organization and the specialty area, with an emphasis on the oversight, protection, management and utilization of federal Indian trust or restricted lands, such as assembling data, consolidating and preparing reports, gathering and analyzing requested information for a variety of projects, providing information to others and following up to assure completion. Receive other developmental assignments to broaden the student's knowledge of the BIA activities in related program areas and assist the student in acquiring the competencies of a target position.
Internship work assignment opportunities are based on BIA needs. Under this announcement, real estate services, land titles and records, minerals and energy, and forestry management programs will be given priority consideration. However, selections may be made for other program areas, including for the following targeted positions:
- Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
- Rangeland or Agriculture Management
- Soil Conservation
- Civil Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Legal Instruments Examining
- Irrigation System Operation
The full performance level of this position is GS-4. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.
Wayne Harrison was a leader and innovator, working for decades in fire ecology and prescribed fire. As a lasting contribution to the fire ecology and management community, Wayne's family partnered with the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) after his passing in June 2019 to create the Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship to support the academic and professional growth of students through funding research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science.
Scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded annually, with applications due March 31 and awarded by May 31.
The International Association of Wildland Fire would like to invite you to participate, either as a mentor or mentee, in their Mentoring Program.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the link below.
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Presented by Travis Dotson, Analyst from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Co-sponsored by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium and the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange
Is the risk of death the same when implementing "...
In this webinar, Dr. Kimberley Davis will examine the effects of climate on post-fire conifer regeneration and subsequent seedling and tree growth. She and her colleagues focused on lower elevation ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests to identify the...
Wildfires across the United States have cost more than 100 lives and more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community. Take...
The conference theme is "Fuels of Today - Fire Behavior of Tomorrow" Understanding Fire Behavior and Fuels for Sound Decision Making and Effective Management
This conference will provide government and nongovernment professionals at all levels a...
Training Dates: Sunday, April 28 to Friday, March 10, 2019
Target Audience: This training is open to all who are interested in learning about prescribed fire and utilizing it as a tool within fire-adapted...
Todd Hawbaker, Ph.D., US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Casey Teske, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
Complete and accurate burned area...
Organized by the Alaska Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee. Presented by Jennifer Jenkins, BLM Alaska.
Content: Locations and processes for acquiring data used in WFDSS for fire behavior modeling
- Perimeters ...
This webinar will focus on the development and use of the all lands Pacific Northwest Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment. The presentation will cover agency policy and direction, what is risk, what data and procedures were used to conduct the...
The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation...
Alaska EPSCoR presents a Science Pub event with Uma Bhatt: Predicting fire seasons in Alaska's changing climate
It's no easy task to forecast fire activity across a whole summer, and climate change can throw a proverbial monkey wrench in the...