Objective: A repeated measures study was used to assess the effect of work tasks on select proinflammatory biomarkers in firefighters working at prescribed burns. Methods: Ten firefighters and two volunteers were monitored for particulate matter and...
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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Identifying communities vulnerable to adverse health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke may help prepare responses, increase the resilience to smoke and improve public health outcomes during smoke days. We developed a Community Health-...
This webinar presented by Wayne Cascio June 21, 2017 highlighted updates to the Wildfire Smoke Guide, as well as the Smoke Sense app, which is a mobile application that gets air quality information to people impacted by wildfire smoke, and helps those...
Recent growth in the frequency and severity of US wildfires has led to more wildfire smoke and increased public exposure to harmful air pollutants. Populations exposed to wildfire smoke experience a variety of negative health impacts, imposing economic...
Wildland fire fighting is a high-risk occupation requiring considerable physical and psychological demands. Multiple agencies publish fatality summaries for wildland firefighters; however, the reported number and types vary. At least five different...
Escape routes are essential components of wildland firefighter safety, providing pre-defined pathways to a safety zone. Among the many factors that affect travel rates along an escape route, landscape conditions such as slope, low-lying vegetation...
The number of evacuees worldwide during wildfire keep rising, year after year. Fire evacuations at the wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) pose a serious challenge to fire and emergency services and are a global issue affecting thousands of communities...
The NWCG Report on Wildland Firefighter Fatalities in the United States: 2007-2016 is a report examining the causes of death for firefighters who work for various organizations across the United States. We assessed trends and common factors of...
The May 2016 wildfire in Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada—the costliest wildfire disaster in Canadian history—led to an areawide evacuation by road and air. Traffic count and flight data were used to assess the characteristics of the...
Wildland firefighters expend large quantities of energy, are exposed to extreme environmental conditions, and often alter their dietary patterns while managing fires. Our work at the National Technology and Development Program (NTDP) has been to...
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
Closing Info: Open until filled
Salary: $3500-4000 per month, 40 hours per week (Overtime Eligible)
Duration: 6 months, with potential to extend. Start date in early June 2020
Position: The incumbent leads a small crew in the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team at the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab. There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations throughoutthe United States (including the southeastern and western US); evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burns, and post-fire tree damage inventory. This data will be used to assess fuels modeling methods, and evaluate the overall predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, shrubs, understory plants, downed woody debris, litter, and ground fuels, and collection of fuel samples for laboratory processing.
March 31st is the deadline to send your data to LANDFIRE for inclusion in the next update. They are looking to collect disturbance and treatment activities from 2017-2018 that were not previously submitted.
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.
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.
Arctic Urban Risks and Adaptations (AURA): a co-production framework for addressing multiple changing environmental hazards, presented by Jen Schmidt, University of Alaska Anchorage and
Forest Insect and Disease Surveys In Alaska: Cankers, Miners...
The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program will hold its annual symposium April 2-3 online.
Canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Actionable best practices for communities and agencies impacted by wildfire. Features two tracks:
- Practical Tools & Techniques for property owners, community leaders, agencies responding to...
The environmental legacies of tundra fires in the Noatak River Valley of Alaska
Ben Gaglioti, Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Observing how permafrost and vegetation respond to tundra fires in...
AFSC Spring Workshop, Part III
Seasonal forecast and lightning project updates, presented by Uma Bhatt, Jonathan Chriest, Cece Borries-Strigle, and Peter Bieniek, UAF
Remote sensing project...
This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Forest technician training from the Alaska Forum and Chugachmiut is available at no cost to qualified applicants.
Forest Technicians work on a variety of jobs...
Evaluating Flammability of Reburns in the Boreal Forests of Interior Alaska
Dr. Brian Buma and Katherine Hayes, University of Denver
Temperatures in high-latitude environments are rising quickly, leading to increases in the frequency...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The ‘Large Outdoor Fires & the Built Environment’ or LOF&BE working group, sponsored by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is attempting to address problems with key...
Sponsored by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Kara Yedinak, Forest Products Lab, USDA Forest Service
Sound is a fundamental part of our experience when interacting with the world around us. So fundamental in fact, that...
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Louise Loudermilk, Ph.D., USFS Southern Research Station
More information to come.
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns
This training runs from March 30 - April 10, 2019.
During the Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (WTREX), we invite participants of all genders and ethnic and racial backgrounds...
The focus of the webinar will look at how remote technologies can inform and impact forest managers jobs. Information has always been at the heart of the forest; knowledge of stand age, tree species, fire and storm damage, pest and disease and logging...
2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
March 25 1-2pm
Attend the AFSC Workshop online here:
Attend the 2020 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting Online
See the agenda below for call in numbers for specifics days
This year's 2020 Annual Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop is postponed and will be presentated in an alternative method. Content is updated in the announcement section accessed by the link below.
This year's Hazard Mitigation Partners...
Postponed until November due to COVID-19 concerns.
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 many people...
Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges March membership meeting with featured guest speaker and fire ecologist Lisa Saperstein.
How will wildfire affect refuges in a changing climate? Wildfire was always a major driver of habitat change...
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Carissa Wonkka, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Maintaining appropriate fire return intervals for fully functioning ecosystems can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Laws and...
Topics include: Kenai Vegetation Map (Gabe Bellante), Landscape Change Monitoring System – Chugach National Forest (Leah Campbell), Kenai Peninsula Fuel Break Working Group (Sue Rodman), and agency updates / round robin.
Members and invitation...
Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Crown Managers Partnership is a multi-jurisdictional partnership among federal, state, provincial, tribal, and first nation agency managers and universities in Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia....