UAF professor Uma Bhatt reviews progress on the NOAA funded project to improve longer-term predictions of Alaska's fire season. From the Spring 2018 Alaska Fire Science Workshop.
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
Aim: Fire is a globally important disturbance that affects nearly all vegetated biomes. Previous regional studies have suggested that the predictable seasonal pattern of a climatic time series, or seasonality, might aid in the prediction of average...
Contemporary climate change in Alaska has resulted in amplified rates of press and pulse disturbances that drive ecosystem change with significant consequences for socio‐environmental systems. Despite the vulnerability of Arctic and boreal landscapes...
Recent studies have explored the use of simple correlative models to project changes in future burnt areas (BAs) around the globe. However, estimates of future fire danger suffer from the critical shortcoming that feedbacks on climate change effects on...
Purpose of Review: Containing and controlling wildfire incidents is one of the main functions of fire management. Understanding how this can be done effectively and efficiently informs many of the preparatory activities undertaken by fire management...
Purpose of Review: The effectiveness of wildfire suppression is difficult to define as it can be assessed against different objectives and at a range of scales. The influence of multiple variables make it a challenge to research. This two-part series...
Vegetation fires are an important process in the Earth system. Fire intensity locally impacts fuel consumption, damage to the vegetation, chemical composition of fire emissions and also how fires spread across landscapes. It has been observed that fire...
Chris Moore provides an overview of ways to understand the overall drivers of Alaska's fire seasons, with a focus on season-slowing and season-ending events. From the Spring 2018 Alaska Fire Science Workshop.
AFSC fire ecologist Randi Jandt reviews how to access some of the most useful tools and resources provided by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. From the Spring 2018 Alaska Fire Science Workshop.
AFSC fire analyst Robert Ziel provides an update on a new project to forecast convective outflows from thunderstorms. From the Spring 2018 Alaska Fire Science Workshop. Note: Zeke gave this talk without the slides, so the slides include references to...
In an effort to continue to promote the scholarly pursuits and graduate level training within the global wildland fire community, in 2019 the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) will again be awarding two graduate-level scholarships, each valued at $3,000USD to IAWF members who are Master of Science/Arts (MSc/MA) or Doctoral (PhD) students studying wildland fire or wildland fire related topics.
We encourage applications from students studying any aspect of wildland fire be it from the perspective of physical, ecological or social science to less traditional subject areas as well: we are looking through this scholarship to recognize and support any type of research relevant to the global wildland fire community.
There are many exciting things coming to IFTDSS in 2019. The IFTDSS Development Team would like to get to know its User Community and would love to hear what you think so far. User Feedback is essential as they add new features and functionality.
Included in this free class:
- A trunk and curriculum containing 40 hands-on activities for teaching about wildland fire science
- Covers physical science of combustion, fire history, succession, and fire effects on plants andanimals
- New curriculum & streamlined materials - just released
- Includes materials on fire use by Native Americans
- Lessons for elementary, middle, and high school levels
When: June 20-21, 2019.
Where: Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT
Since the inception of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, NFPA and State Farm have partnered together to give communities an opportunity to apply for $500 to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities. The deadline is March 1. Use the links below to get started:
Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.
Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019
The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.
The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.
FY2019 20-Day Sessions:
- January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
- February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
- March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
- April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
- June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019
FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:
- October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
- February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019
This year the Wildlife Society conference travels to Cleveland, Ohio, to celebrate their 25 years of educational conferences. Each year the conference grows with more educational and networking sessions, and 2018 is no exception. They anticipate the...
Sponsored by ACCAP
Speaking: Celia Fisher and James White, NOAA Hollings Scholars
Alaska experiences extremely variable and increasingly active wildland fire seasons,...
The convention theme will explore the differences between policy and politics, and how science, management, and policy interact and integrate to inform and influence the conservation of forested landscapes. Plenary sessions will consider the role of...
Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by William Toombs and Keith Weber, GIS Training and Research Center, Idaho State University
Participate to learn about the Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) - a free, online tool that helps landowners and natural resource managers track vegetation through time and plan actions to improve America's grazing lands.
The Rangeland Analysis...
From supplying forest products to filtering stormwater, state foresters know trees and forests do amazing things for American communities-rural and urban alike. At this year's annual meeting, NASF will be celebrating the many social, economic, and...
The UC Davis Air Quality Research Center welcomes you to join them at their first Air Sensors International Conference! The AQRC's mission is to facilitate research on the scientific, engineering, health, social and economic aspects of gaseous and...
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis has invited LANDFIRE, the DOI Environmental Achievement Award ("Dream Team") winner, to present a seminar, Foundational All-Lands Data for Improving Decisions in Land Management, on...
Expanding the use of prescribed fire in fire dependent ecosystems will be critical for reducing both wildfire risks and building healthy resilient forests. The southern region of the US leads the nation in prescribed fire applications partly as a...
Speaking: Steve Miller, Colorado State University
Presented by Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
The Alaska Region achieves a unique resonance of natural hazards spanning the surface to the top of the troposphere and...