Nonriparian woodlands occur on escarpments and other topographic break throughout the grassland province of central North America. Grassland vegetation is mainly correlated with gently sloping or flat terrain mantled by deep, transported soils of...
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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Studies were made in 1955-62 in an old-growth Hemlock fir stand to determine the effects of logging (a) and logging plus slash burning (b) on soil-moisture trends, soil erosion, soil chemical properties, soil micro-organisms, and tree growth, and of...
Orthotolidine solution, which stains living but not dead tissue, aids evaluation of fire damage to trees. © Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.
'...That man contributed (and continues to contribute) to the incidence of fires on the Great Plains cannot be denied, but the role of lightning should not be overlooked or slighted.'
'This paper reports on laboratory tests that show variable lethal effects of sustained high temperatures on the mycelium of the four main decayers of lodgepole pine slash. For puposes of the eaperiment, S.sanguinolentum and C. puteana were...
A diffusion flame burner was operated to determine the effect of several parameters on the quality of NOx and unburned hydrocarbons produced. The statistical analysis indicated the unburned hydrocarbon emissions to be dependent upon the rate of heat...
This paper describes the initial thermal radiation and fire effects of a nuclear detonation - a subject with which the author has had some experience. It will then discuss some ecological consequences of fire - a subject for which the author's...
In this paper the kinds of particulate matter of plant origin that can be potentially contributed to the atmosphere are grouped in an expedient classifiction, described in general terms, and evaluated with respect to occurrence and viability above the...
In planning for sagebrush control, the following items should be considered: (1) Where, (2) when, (3) how, (4) grazing management afterward, and (5) the need for regrassing afterward. The purpose of this bulletin is to make information on these items...
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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.
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Spring Updates from the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee
Lisa Saperstein, USFWS - Landfire and the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System Updates for Alaska.
A new set of Landfire maps are planned for release...
NC State Extension Forestry - Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn
Prescribed fire is used as a forest management tool for wildfire risk reduction, wildlife management, and many other purposes. The presenters will address considerations related to...
The IFTDSS (Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System) Exposure Analysis was released in March 2020. Learn about how this feature is being used by folks in the field. Two presenters, Jennifer Anderson from the National Forests in Florida who...
Learn about the science and data used to calculate and map wildfire risk nationwide in the new Wildfire Risk to Communities website. Hear from the project’s technical lead about the use of LANDFIRE and other input datasets, the methods for modeling and...
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air and Energy National Research Program is working to assess the impact and improve our understanding of air pollution morbidity and mortality in vulnerable populations, including individuals with...
Sponsored by Los Alamos National Lab, US Forest Service Southern Research Station, Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presented by Rodd Linn, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Lab, Scott Goodrick,...
The goal of any fire safety training is to create behavior change in our audience.
How do you know if you fire or burn prevention program is creating behavior change?
This webinar will:
- Explain what is behavioral change and...
See a demonstration of the new Wildfire Risk to Communities website, including use of the interactive maps, charts, and resources available for every community, county, and state in the U.S. Learn how the website and downloadable resources can help...
Sponsor: National Fire Protection Association
Presenters: Faraz Hedayati, PhD, IBHS Research Engineer, Daniel Gorham, P.E., IBHS Research Engineer
The wildfires of 2017 and 2018 underscored the risk that wildfires can pose to many...
Wednesday, May 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT
In recent years, smoke from wildland fires has affected populations both near and far from the fire locations. A public health response to smoke intrusion presents a complex challenge, and many...