During the last couple of years and stemming from the year 2000 fire plan, Land Management Agencies hired 20 meteorologists nationwide to develop fire weather programs at Geographic Area Coordination Centers and to introduce and implement new programs...
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
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- Upcoming Events
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Two new online products are available to the international tree-ring community. The Bibliography of Dendrochronology (published online in February 2003) currently has 10,000 references and is the world's largest online bibliography specializing in...
Analyses were conducted of fire and fuel management options for 172 million hectares (424 million acres) of Forest Service and Interior public lands in the contiguous lower 48 states. A landscape dynamics model was calibrated based on fire regime...
Available fuel and its dynamics, both of which affect fire behavior in forest ecosystems, are direct products of ecosystem production, decomposition, and disturbances. Using published ecosystem models and equations, we developed a simulation model to...
This experiment studied burning characteristics of pine cones as a separate fuel component. Cones of fire resisters ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, longleaf pine, and south Florida slash pine, and cones of fire evaders Monterey pine, knobcone pine, sand...
It is commonly accepted that the fire retardant mechanism of boric acid is a physical mechanism achieved by the formation of a coating or protective layer on the wood surface at high temperature. Although a char-forming catalytic mechanism has been...
A new one-dimensional heat conduction model for predicting stem heating during fires is presented. Themodel makes use of moisture- and temperature-dependent thermal properties for layers of bark and wood. The thermal aspects of the processes of bark...
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.
These positions are located within a National Forest. The incumbents serve as a technicians to forestry research scientists at a Research Station in a Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit. FIA is a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources.
- GS-05 positions in California and Oregon: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584726900
- GS-06 positions in California, Oregon and Washington: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584726400
- GS-05 positions in Alaska: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584436200
- GS-06 positions in Alaska: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584458700
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, seeks applicants for five tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC. These new hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss, and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire
As part of the cluster, we seek a Conservation and Restoration Scientist to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Botany, and Forest & Conservation Sciences, with opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. The Conservation and Restoration Scientist will conduct research broadly investigating how to conserve and protect biodiversity, and restore functioning ecosystems in a changing world. Applicants should have an interest in integrating fundamental research on restoring biodiversity, ecosystem functions or adaptive capacity, with applied research on conservation and restoration strategies that involve engagement with communities, industry or governments. Their expertise will be in ecology (including applied ecology), conservation, evolutionary biology, forestry, geography, or related disciplines. We encourage applicants who use a range of empirical or theoretical approaches, applying them to real-world problems from local to global scales, in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and working in plant, animal or fungal systems.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
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.
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The National Wilderness Conference program will be the first national gathering of the wilderness community in 25 years and the highlight of a year's worth of events celebrating 50 years of American wilderness.
The conference will be filled with...
The Halifax National Smoke Forum 2014 is being held in association with the Wildland...
In association with the Interagency Fire Review
2014 Fall Fire Science Workshop
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In this presentation we review several recent studies that attempt to understand how suppression actions influence fire progression as well as review variation among Incident Management Teams in the amount of resources that they use to manage large...
Presenter: Tracy Hmielowski, Wisconsin Fire Needs Assessment
This Webinar is part of a larger series of webinars:
LANDFIRE and the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) have developed a series of webinars that that are designed to help land...
The Wildland Fire Canada conference themes include:
- Historic Fires - Learning from Our Past
- Risk Management and Multiple Disturbances in a Changing Climate
- Fire and the Natural Resource and Utilities Sectors
- Society and...
IUFRO's mission is to promote global cooperation; networking and collaboration on forest-related research to enhance the understanding about the ecologic, economic and social aspects of forests and trees, including wood and non-wood products, goods and...
This webinar will cover:
- National and Regional Strategy Overview - Mike Zupko
- What Information and Education Resources are out there? - Alan Long
- Extension Forester Survey Results - Bill Hubbard
- What are the Needs...