Relationships between soil seed banks and aboveground understory vegetation were examined in dry Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Beissn.) Franco) forests near Kamloops, British Columbia, to compare the effects of different disturbance types (low...
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 age structure of a stand provides an understanding of important ecological processes taking place during stand development. The age of trees has been estimated by historical records, estimation from tree size, ring counting at breast height and...
There is growing concern that populations of migratory ungulates are declining globally. Causes of declines in migratory behavior can be direct (i.e., differential harvest of migrants) or indirect (i.e., habitat fragmentation or land-use changes). Elk...
The past decade has seen an increasing interest in forest management based on historical or natural disturbance dynamics. The rationale is that management that favours landscape compositions and stand structures similar to those found historically...
From What GAO Recommends ... 'GAO recommends that the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, working with relevant state entities, provide more specific guidance on when to use particular cost-sharing methods and clarify the financial...
The timing of white spruce regeneration in aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) - white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) boreal mixedwood stands is an important factor in stand development. We examined boreal mixedwood stands representing a 59-year...
From the text ... 'This is the beginning of a new culture.'
From the text ... 'Without clearly articulated doctrinal principles in wildland fire suppression, the agency has no consistent basis for its actions or responses.... The current risk to the agency is that improper behaviors, poor judgment, or the...
From the text ... 'Fire suppression duties today are performed in a political, cultural, and physical environment that is more challenging than ever before.'
From the text ... 'Your identity is based on your contribution -- not your rank. 'When you get this much intelligence and passion in a room -- good things happen.' -- Faye Fentiman, management consultant-facilitator.'
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.
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.
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.
No upcoming events.
Part of the After the Flames webinar series.
Presented by Pete Robichaud, Research Engineer with the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
As of mid-September 2020, forest fires across the West Coast of the United States had burned down 5 million acres of forests, destroying communities and producing some of the worst air quality on the planet. How can this disaster spur reforestation...
Living With Fire Program Manager, Jamie Roice-Gomes and Outreach Coordinator, Megan Kay will discuss creating effective defensible space.
Presenter: Robert (Zeke) Ziel
Target Audience: Planners, Analysts, Program managers and specialists
Topic/Description: LANDFIRE application examples (Great Lakes)
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...