Historically, wildland fire fundamentally shaped the American landscape, and it continues to do so today in a highly modified environment. Forest, brush, and range fires were common in 'presettlement' times, and the American Indians realized 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.
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Disturbances can interrupt feedbacks that maintain stable plant community structure and create windows of opportunity for vegetation to shift to alternative states. Boreal forests are dominated by tree species that overlap considerably in environmental...
This paper reviews the most recent literature related to the use of remote sensing (RS) data in wildland fire management.
Studies dealing with pre-fire assessment, active fire detection, and fire effect...
Forest inventory and analyses and shared stewardship have become more important today than ever before. With diminishing resources and limited budgets, land managers may struggle to support the 2012 Planning Rule, which requires forests to use the best...
Boreal forest and tundra biomes are key components of the Earth system because the mobilization of large carbon stocks and changes in energy balance could act as positive feedbacks to ongoing climate change. In Alaska, wildfire is a primary driver of...
Research Highlights: Flammability of wildland fuels is a key factor influencing risk-based decisions related to preparedness, response, and safety in Alaska. However, without effective measures of current and expected flammability, the expected...
The Community Biomass Handbook. Volume 2: Alaska, Where Woody Biomass Can Work, is a companion volume to the Community Biomass Handbook. Volume 1: Thermal Wood Energy, published in April 2014 (Becker et al. 2014). Why an Alaska volume? The original...
Wildfire Risk to Communities is a free, easy-to-use website with interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. The website was created by the USDA Forest Service under the direction of...
FireCLIME (Fire-Climate Landscape Interactions in Montane Ecosystems) Vulnerability Assessment v3.1 is a macro-enabled Excel file (xlsm). A user guide is also available below.
Central to public health risk communication is understanding the perspectives and shared values among individuals who need the information. Using the responses from a Smoke Sense citizen science project, we examined perspectives on the issue of...
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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Presenter: Dr. Luigi Boschetti - Professor of Remote Sensing, University of Idaho
Part of the University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences' Spring 2020 Seminar Series.
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IFTDSS is a simple and intuitive interface that provides the ability to model fire behavior across an area of interest under a variety of weather conditions and easily generate downloadable maps, graphs, and tables of model results. IFTDSS hosts a...
Sponsored by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station) will present the structure and function of the current version of the US National Fire Danger Rating...
Presented by: C.D. O’Connor, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station Human Dimensions Program
Sponsored by: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Wildfire is one of the most contentious subjects affecting land managers, land owners, and...
Hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Presented by Chuck McHugh, Fire Spatial Analyst with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the FlamMap...
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...
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Course Development Sub Committees, comprised of subject matter experts, to manage and deliver graduate school level curriculums....
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Stephen Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living...
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