As the threats of climate change become more immediate and persistent, there is a growing need for datasets to document the burden of climate-related events and exposures on human health over time. These data should be freely available, timely and long...
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
Background: Primary Survey Goal: to better understand how Prescribed Fire Councils (PFCs) are organized and operate, and improve coordination of efforts. Four focal-areas:1) Membership; 2) Organizational structure; 3) Annual meetings; 4) Immediate and...
Pyrolysis is a key process in all stages of wood burning from ignition to extinction. Understanding each stage is crucial to tackle wildfires and assess the fire safety of timber buildings. A model of appropriate complexity of wood pyrolysis and...
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...
Wildland fire incident management activities create an ideal environment for the transmission of infectious diseases: high-density living and working conditions, lack of access to and use of soap and sanitizers, and a transient workforce. These and...
This video is a compilation of experienced prescribed fire council leaders talking about some of the benefits that they have seen in their states and across the country. The overall theme across all the messages is unity and collaboration for a common...
Novel fire regimes are expected in many boreal regions, and it is unclear how biogeochemical cycles will respond. We leverage fire and vegetation records from a highly flammable ecoregion in Alaska and present new lake-sediment analyses to examine...
Prescribed fire is a land management practice used in many parts of the U.S. The prevalence of burning varies widely across regions due to cultural, ecological, climatic and legal factors. A primary concern among private landowners is the liability...
In large-scale mass fires generated in forests or by a nuclear event, the area of the fire is large (diameter 1 or more kilometers) whereas the flame height is relatively small (less than 10 m) creating a large turbulent buoyant plume. This paper...
Wildland fire fighters use many tools and equipment that produce noise levels that may be considered hazardous to hearing. This study evaluated 174 personal dosimetry measurements on 156 wildland fire fighters conducting various training and fire...
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.
The project will center around US national forest policy and the implementation of the US Forest Service’s Shared Stewardship Strategy. This opportunity is ideal for a student looking to build expertise in public policy and administration, with a focus on US forest and fire management. US forest policy is an exciting and complex context for studying environmental governance change. Students will have opportunities to dig into literature on organizational change and learning, policy implementation, networked governance, and institutional innovation.
Start date: Fall 2020 (or Spring 2021 if moving this Fall is not realistic)
Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) programs establish bridges of access between the Latino community and trustworthy, socially responsible partners.
The core purpose for the MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) is to connect, build and develop thoughtful Latino leaders who share a passion for serving and strengthening their communities. HAF internship and fellowship programs offer unique work experiences and competitive packages for candidates. Programs provide extensive training, mentoring and professional development support to ensure that students have the tools, tips and knowledge to be outstanding contributors, navigate challenges and make the most of their experience. Through site visits, webinars, mentorship connections and links to the HAF network, participants are strongly positioned for success and high impact.
All programs are paid and many offer transportation stipends, free on-site housing or housing stipends.
Internship and fellowship programs currently serve diverse career fields related to:
- Cultural and Heritage Preservation (i.e. Museum Studies, Architecture, Ethnographic research, etc.)
- Natural and/or Cultural Resources
- Environmental Education / Conservation
- Communication/Media/Public Affairs
- Business related fields – Accounting, Finance, Operations
- Current college students or graduates ages 18 -30
- Possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
- Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are preferred but not required for all positions
Partner agencies currently hosting HAF summer internships or fellowships (6 mos +):
- National Park Service
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- National Credit Union Administration
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- U.S. Forest Service
Closing Info: Open until filled
Salary: $3500-4000 per month, 40 hours per week (Overtime Eligible)
Duration: 6 months, with potential to extend. Start date in early June 2020
Position: The incumbent leads a small crew in the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team at the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab. There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations throughoutthe United States (including the southeastern and western US); evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burns, and post-fire tree damage inventory. This data will be used to assess fuels modeling methods, and evaluate the overall predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, shrubs, understory plants, downed woody debris, litter, and ground fuels, and collection of fuel samples for laboratory processing.
No upcoming events.
Canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Actionable best practices for communities and agencies impacted by wildfire. Features two tracks:
- Practical Tools & Techniques for property owners, community leaders, agencies responding to...
Arctic Urban Risks and Adaptations (AURA): a co-production framework for addressing multiple changing environmental hazards, presented by Jen Schmidt, University of Alaska Anchorage and
Forest Insect and Disease Surveys In Alaska: Cankers, Miners...
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns
This training runs from March 30 - April 10, 2019.
During the Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (WTREX), we invite participants of all genders and ethnic and racial backgrounds...
The focus of the webinar will look at how remote technologies can inform and impact forest managers jobs. Information has always been at the heart of the forest; knowledge of stand age, tree species, fire and storm damage, pest and disease and logging...
2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
Part 1, March 25
Machine learning to predict final fire size at the time of ignition Shane Coffield, UC Irvine
Attend the 2020 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting Online
See the agenda below for call in numbers for specifics days
This year's 2020 Annual Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop is postponed and will be presentated in an alternative method. Content is updated in the announcement section accessed by the link below.
This year's Hazard Mitigation Partners...
Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges March membership meeting with featured guest speaker and fire ecologist Lisa Saperstein.
How will wildfire affect refuges in a changing climate? Wildfire was always a major driver of habitat change...
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Carissa Wonkka, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Maintaining appropriate fire return intervals for fully functioning ecosystems can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Laws and...
Topics include: Kenai Vegetation Map (Gabe Bellante), Landscape Change Monitoring System – Chugach National Forest (Leah Campbell), Kenai Peninsula Fuel Break Working Group (Sue Rodman), and agency updates / round robin.
Members and invitation...