From the text ... 'WFU [wildland fire use] is the management of naturally ignited wildland fires to protect, maintain, and enhance resources in predefined areas outlined in fire management plans.' © 2007 by the Association for Fire Ecology....
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
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
Wildland fires burn several hundred million hectares of vegetation every year, and increased fire activity has been reported in many global regions. Many of these fires have had serious negative impacts on human safety, health, regional economies,...
From the text ... 'This is the beginning of a new culture.'
From the text ... 'Without clearly articulated doctrinal principles in wildland fire suppression, the agency has no consistent basis for its actions or responses.... The current risk to the agency is that improper behaviors, poor judgment, or the...
From the text ... 'Fire suppression duties today are performed in a political, cultural, and physical environment that is more challenging than ever before.'
From the text ... 'Your identity is based on your contribution -- not your rank. 'When you get this much intelligence and passion in a room -- good things happen.' -- Faye Fentiman, management consultant-facilitator.'
From the text ... 'The need for this effort and resulting foundational doctrine could not be more timely.... To allow our efforts and the product to languish would be a fatal flaw in the process.'
From the text ... ''A lesson is truly learned when we modify our behavior to reflect what we now know.' -- Paula Nasiatka, Center Manager, Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. 'The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center enables...
From the text ... 'Career wildland firefighters usually pass through a portal of sorts: a 'safety awareness portal' that gives them new perspectives, altering their reality.... Transiting the portal is like a wakeup call.'
From the text ... ''Fireline Fitness' is an exciting, innovative, and novel approach to physical health and conditioning for wildland firefighters.... By promoting a healthy wildland fire workforce, the Fireline Fitness program benefits...
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) 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.
register for free at:
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 (...