Before the advent of intensive forest management and fire suppression, western North American forests exhibited a naturally occurring resistance and resilience to wildfires and other disturbances. Resilience, which encompasses resistance, reflects the...
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
Purpose of Review: The objectives of this paper are to briefly review basic risk management and analytics concepts, describe their nexus in relation to wildfire response, demonstrate real-world application of analytics to support response decisions and...
Most regions of the United States are projected to experience a higher frequency of severe droughts and longer dry periods as a result of a warming climate. Even if current drought regimes remain unchanged, higher temperatures will interact with...
Tundra fires are projected to increase with anthropogenic climate change, yet our ability to assess key wildfire metrics such as fire severity remains limited. The Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) is the most commonly applied index for fire severity mapping...
Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses...
An accurate estimation of biomass burning emissions is partially limited by the lack of knowledge of fire burning phase (smoldering vs. flaming). In recent years, several fire detection products have been developed to provide information of fire...
More than ever, scientists are being asked to explain how their research is relevant to society and decision-making. This often requires them to navigate interactions with the media. In this webinar, journalist and scientist Dr. Julia Rosen will share...
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the variable landscapes of the US. The work entailed compiling existing data on fuel loadings categorized by Existing Vegetation Type...
Presented by: Alison York, Alaska Fire Science Consortium
November 20th, 2019
Powerpoint presentation from Special Session Bridging the Gap: Lessons from the First Ten Years of the JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network. Presented as part of...
Presented by: Ed Brunson, Joint Fire Science Program
November 20th, 2019
Powerpoint presentation from Special Session Bridging the Gap: Lessons from the First Ten Years of the JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network. Presented as part of the...
Urban WildF.I.R.E. (Fire Integrative Research Experience) is an intensive, interdisciplinary workshop that provides experiential learning at the intersection between urban forestry and wildland fire. This workshop is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University, Tennessee State University, and the US Forest Service.
Eligible applicants for Urban WildF.I.R.E. include students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree-granting program at an accredited US college or university. Traditionally underrepresented students majoring in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or related fields, and those pursuing degrees at 1890 and 1994 Land-grant institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
***All costs for airfare to and from the workshop in Michigan, in addition to all lodging expenses, will be covered for each workshop attendee.***
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST, February 7, 2020.
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The Wilderness Fellows Program is a collaborative of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship (SWS), the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and the US Forest Service. It was created in order to complete Wilderness Character Baseline Assessments. The Wilderness Fellow Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill Wilderness Fellow positions. Fellows are based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. Work is roughly 80% office-based and 20% field-based and is performed at USFS offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the USFS. Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities:
- Attend one-week training in Granby, Colorado (travel provided).
- Work out of remote USFS locations, residing in USFS housing.
- Coordinate meetings with USFS resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character.
- Research, compile,and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area.
- Travel to and into wilderness areas.
- Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time.
- Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring.
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
- Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in.
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports.
Locations: 11 positions are available, located in the following: Medicine Bow Route and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests, CO; Tonto National Forest, AZ (2 positions); Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV (2 positions); Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA; Siuslaw National Forest, OR; Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, WA (2 positions); Tongass National Forest, AK (2 positions)
Duration: May 18, 2020 – November 6, 2020 (Tongass National Forest positions will start in March)
In 2019, The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society will come together for the first-ever joint national conference of these two organizations. The event will likely be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever, and will...
You know you need to understand your audience’s perspective before you can build programming that will meet their needs (and yours), but how do you know what they’re already doing on their land? What they think about your organization? What time of day...
Use modern web-based geotechnologies to collect, map, spatially analyze, and explain the results of your work to others. These tools include Survey123, ArcGIS Online, Operations Dashboards, and story maps. Join geographer and educator Joseph Kerski for...
Topics and Themes for this conference are:
The science behind restoration
- Principles of restoration ecology
- Linking restoration science and practice (outreach, extension, training)
In 2008, a small group of landowners and conservation partners from the Blackfoot River valley and around the country gathered in western Montana to discuss aspects of landscape-scale collaborative conservation through public-private partnerships....
This webinar will provide information about the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI), the two phased Request For Proposals process for FY20, community voting, and the evaluation criteria used to select proposals. This valuable insight will...
The EPA will host a webinar providing an overview of its Guidance on Regional Haze State Implementation Plans for the Second Implementation Period.
The webinar link and call-in number can be found on the guidance website here:
Speaker: Keith Porter, Research Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Webinar Description: This webinar will explore the social challenges to implementing...
Sponsored by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium
The incidence and emergence of tick-borne diseases has increased dramatically in the past several decades. Thus, the need to identify practical, effective ways of reducing tick-borne...
Researchers will present results from a National Science Foundation-funded project studying management responses to Mountain Pine Beetle infestations in the western U.S. This research includes case studies of national forests and surrounding...