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...
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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.
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Wildland fire incident management activities create an ideal environment for the transmission of infectious diseases: high-density living and working conditions, lack of access to and use of soap and sanitizers, and a transient workforce. These and...
The following list of research topics was generated by agencies within AWFCG during 2005. The topics were ranked originally by the AWFCG Fire Research and Development Committee (FRDAC) and finally by the AWFCG members. Ranking was as follows: 3=...
In 1998, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) was statutorily authorized as a joint partnership between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The program provides leadership to the wildland fire...
Most people familiar with the Weeks Act of 1911 associate it with the establishment of national forests in the Eastern United States. However, the Weeks Act did more for eastern forest conservation than fund the purchase of private forest lands by the...
Like many of us at the Forest Service, I started my career in fire, and I have always relied on Smokey Bear. Fire prevention is part of our cultural DNA.
We’ve spent 100 years growing a tinderbox across the West. Now it's wildfire season. Controlled burning - an indigenous tradition that's been used for millennia - might be a solution.
Presented By: Mike Smith and Caleb Tomlinson
March 27th, 2019. Part of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium workshop, the presentation gave an overview on the Fire Management in the Yukon Territory.
This agreement is made and entered into by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Joint Fire Science Program (BLM), and the University of Nevada Reno for the purpose of Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Joint Fire Science Program...
New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial fire planning using tools such as Potential Control Line atlases (PCLs),...
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.
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...
Part of the FIRE x FAUNA: Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Effects on Wildlife series sponsored by Forest Service Research and Development
- Cannabis cultivation and wildfires: Where there’s smoke, there’s smoke, Adam Cummings, Ecologist ...
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...
A Virtual Conference, for Real World Problems
Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Across four days in May 2021, the IAWF will present real world risks and...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
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.
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,...
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...
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.
About this Event
*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