1 Areas burned annually in the United States between 1700 and 1990 were derived from published estimates of pre-European burning rates and from wildfire statistics of the US Forest Service. Changes in live and dead vegetation following fire and fire...
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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The revision of FOFEM, a national fire effects model, is described. FOFEM 5.0 will incorporate the predictions of fuel consumption, tree mortality and smoke production along with the addition of soil heating and an updated user interface. The revised...
A comprehensive investigation of Canadian boreal forest fires was conducted using NOAA-AVHRR imagery. Algorithms were developed to (1) detect active forest fires, (2) map burned areas on daily and annual basis, and (3) estimate fire emissions based on...
Emissions of atmospheric pollutants from vegetation fires can greatly affect local and regional air quality. The near real-time information on the magnitude of fires, the amount of pollutants emitted, and their impact on air quality is critical to fire...
The workshop began with the workshop facilitator, Neil Sampson, summarizing 17 invited papers presented on the opening day of the conference. These papers provided a state-of-the-science overview of pre-selected topics including Overview (3 papers),...
Understanding the trade-off between short-term and long-term consequences of fire impacts on ecosystems is needed before a comprehensive fuels management program can be implemented nationally. We are comparing three vegetation models that may be used...
Smoke may present the most intractable barrier of all to implementing more enlightened fire management. The benefits of a prescribed fire program can only be realized if the public and regulatory agencies agree that the air quality impacts are...
A GIS-based method has been developed for mapping weather-dependent fire danger index under the Mission to Planet Earth Program. This method uses information provided by AVHRR and TOVS instruments installed in NOAA satellites. The radiometric NOAA fire...
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From the text ... 'Removing American Indians from the land effectively ended wildland burning practices that had lasted for millennia. ...The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management together administer several hundred million acres of...
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
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.
PhD Assistantships in Fire Science and Ecologyevaluating the effectiveness of fuel breaks in mitigating size and risk of damaging wildfiresand the fuel break ecological impacts in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Dr.Eva StrandandDr. Tim Prather in the University of Idaho Rangeland Center are seeking a highly motivated PhD studentin Natural Resources at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciencesand Department of Plant Sciencesat the University of Idaho.
The successful applicant would conduct research that involvesvegetation and fuel samplingin the field, spatial and statistical analysisof data from past interactionsof fuel breaks and fire, modeling of fire behavior using existing tools and decision support systems,and conduct plant community analysis within and around fuel breaks. The successful applicant will provide evidence of experience with some aspect of computer modelingand spatial analysis, vegetation sampling, and utilize herbicides for annual grass management and ability to work in natural areas. The successful applicant will also provide evidence of good communication skills both written and oral.
The successful candidate will be working in an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students evaluating the effects of fuel breaktypeson fire mitigation, plant community ecology, and the rural economy. The team collaborates closely with research partners includingthe Bureau of Land Managementand the local ranching community of southern Idaho. Theproject isfundedby the Joint Fire Science Program.
The PhD assistantship has a starting date ofJanuary 2021. The assistantships includea stipend of $21,000-24,000per annum. To apply, please email Eva Strand (email@example.com) or Tim Prather (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the positionis scheduled to remain open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idahowith the earliest start date of January 2021; information about the application procedure is available online.
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.
Presenter: Robert (Zeke) Ziel
Target Audience: Planners, Analysts, Program managers and specialists
Topic/Description: LANDFIRE application examples (Great Lakes)
Living With Fire Program Manager, Jamie Roice-Gomes and Outreach Coordinator, Megan Kay will discuss creating effective defensible space.
Part of the After the Flames webinar series.
Presented by Pete Robichaud, Research Engineer with the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Presenters: Dave Celino, BJ Glesener
Target Audience: Fire Supervisors, Program Managers, Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists – all interested
- Fire Reporting Overview / Fire occurrence reporting tools...
Target Audience: Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists, IT specialists
- Tools for using LANDFIRE data and submitting feedback
- Submitting data to LANDFIRE
Presented by Alan Ager, Research Forester, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
The first webinar in a series of virtual learning opportunities sponsored by the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy that address the cultural shifts...
The Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group will convene the Interagency Fall Fire Review October 5-8. We expect the meeting to be virtual, and AFSC plans to convene a short online workshop during the week, followed by additional online fire science...
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...
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 (...
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.
Want to get AFE certified? Wondering which certification is a best fit for you? Have questions about the minimum education or experience requirements?
Join them September 15 at 10am MDT to get your questions answered! Members of the...
Sponsored by the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange
In a pandemic environment, remote learning is becoming a necessity for NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) courses. To help keep firefighters fireline-ready, instructors need to adapt...
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Jesse Abrams, University of Georgia
Recent policies including the Cohesive Strategy and the 2012 NFMA planning rule emphasize restoration of landscape resilience as a way forward for...
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...
Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium
As COVID-19 cases and wildland fire activity increase across the country, wildland fire personnel are looking for ways to quickly identify cases and prevent the spread of the disease on the...
Presenters: Elizabeth Graham and Lori Winton, USFS Forest Health Protection
A subset of Alaska's forests are surveyed annually by the Alaska Division of Forestry and US Forest Service Forest Health Protection specialists. However, surveys have...
In June, the National Forest Foundation convened a virtual peer learning session focused on COVID-19 and fieldwork on National Forest System lands. They joined many of their colleagues and partners from around the country to discuss early-season...
ESA will be holding a totally virtual Annual Meeting this year from August 3–6 in response to the pandemic. The virtual meeting will provide four days of inspiration and community, an opportunity to focus on your research and your career, and a way to...
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...
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...