Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly toxic, nonirritating gas. One of the products of combustion, it is invisible, odorless, tasteless, and slightly lighter than air. But smoke, another combustion product, is visible. And when smoke is present, it is...
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
'If it hadn't been for that damn fire whirl we would have caught it at 5 acres,' yelled the fire boss to his assistant as they watched the fire crews mop up the final smoldering spots in a 250-acre brush fire. The fire had been contained at about 5...
In preparing for this symposium, discussion inevitably turned to the many facets of wildfire in the subarctic which should be considered - material, philosophical, economic. Is fire detrimental to the environment? 'Are the practices which you...
In 1967, the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska began producing isoline maps of buildup index by hand on a daily basis. These maps proved to be operationally valuable. In 1969, it was proposed that the isoline maps and other fire-danger ratings be...
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.
- Coordination with fire management and outreach programs to design a National Outreach Strategy.
- Coordination with Service visitor services and other fire outreach staffs, conduct a national media relations campaign to profile fire management "success stories." Conceives, develops, implements and evaluates public affairs and outreach strategies designed to meet internal and external needs for information on the Service Fire Management Program.
- Establish a public affairs program to educate the public about the Service fire management program.
- Develop and distribute strategic briefing packages for Congress, Department, and the Office of Wildland Fire on key fire management action areas.
- Raise visibility of the program within the Service by increasing internal communications about fire management activities.
- Gather information and produce information materials concerning policies, programs and activities for dissemination.
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.
What: Part 1: Panel discussion - working with Federal agencies post-fire, what's working, what's not?
Part 2: Updates on WFLC/WGA progess, assistance, & solutions.
Who: Wildfire Leadership Council & Western Governors' Association...
Amanda Stasiewicz, Ph.D. Candidate in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present her dissertation defense.
Major Professor: Dr. Travis Paveglio
Zoom Link: https...
Exploration of the Hot Dry Windy Index and wildfire; Climate Change and overnight fire growth
Speakers: Clairisse Reiher & Emily McCutchan, 2020 Hollings Scholars
During the summer of 2020 ACCAP and the Alaska Fire...
Postponed Until August 16-20, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Changing Boreal Biome
Assessing the vulnerability and resilience of boreal ecosystems to climate change, and their socio-economic implications.
Session 1: Increasing...
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...
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...
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. More details to follow.
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of...
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.
Jeffrey Stenzel, doctoral student in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present his dissertation proposal.
Major Professor: Dr. Tara Hudiberg
Zoom Link: https...
This webinar is targeted to early career professionals (especially students) who would like to better understand emotional intelligence and to discuss application in a variety of natural resource career settings.
PRESENTER: Kelly Martin, Fire...
Who should participate? Practitioners, managers, and...
Experts predict that the 2020 fire season will be extreme and destructive, especially in rural mountain areas and communities located in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). In this webinar, Mike Tarantino of the Colorado State Forest Service and...
Sponsored by Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presented by Kevin Robertson, Ph.D., Fire Ecology Program Director, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
This webinar will...
This webinar from the APHA Center for Climate, Health and Equity will discuss wildfire smoke and its public health impacts with a focus on health equity. Presenters will:
- Describe the public health impacts of wildfire smoke.
Workshop Hosts: Sierra Nevada Conservancy & University of Washington
The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a virtual forum entitled, “Examining Coronavirus Impacts on Wildland Fire Operations and Vulnerable Communities.”
Ms. Laura McCarthy
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).
Host: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Presenters: Rebecca Ward, North Carolina Assistant State Climatologist, Katherine Hegewisch, Research Scientist at the University of Idaho, Jeff Marti, Drought Coordinator, Washington...