The primacy of past human activity in triggering change in earth’s ecosystems remains a contested idea. Treating human-environmental dynamics as a dichotomous phenomenon – turning “on” or “off” at some tipping point in the past – misses the broader,...
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 FIRE AND SMOKE MODEL EVALUATION EXPERIMENT (FASMEE) is a multi-agency effort to provide advanced measurements necessary to evaluate and advance operationally-used fire and smoke modeling systems and their underlying scientific models. The field...
This document presents the study plan for the Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE). FASMEE is a large-scale interagency effort to (1) identify the critical measurements necessary to improve operational wildland fire and smoke prediction...
Deforestation from timber harvests and farmland conversions have led to 565 GtCO2 (billion tons of carbon dioxide) being emitted into the atmosphere. Taking into account natural regeneration on forestland, Houghton (2003, 2008) and Houghton et al. (...
This article develops a theoretical model to analyze the impact of policies to promote defensible space — the most prominent wildfire risk mitigation strategy on private property — on the overall level of defensible space in a community when homeowners...
Purpose of Review: Prescribed fire escapes continue to challenge most fire and land management agencies and many communities. This article considers the issue from knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL) perspectives. We review...
With increasing heat and droughts world-wide, wildfires are becoming a more serious global threat to the world’s population. Wildfire smoke is composed of approximately 80% to 90% of fine (<2.5 um) and ultrafine (<1 um) particulate matter (PM)...
Fires shape the biogeochemistry and functioning of many ecosystems, and fire frequencies are changing across much of the globe. Frequent fires can change soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) storage by altering the quantity and chemistry of plant inputs...
Changes in the frequency and extent of wildfires are expected to lead to substantial and irreversible alterations to permafrost landscapes under a warming climate. Here we review recent publications (2010-2019) that advance our understanding of the...
Wildfires strongly regulate carbon (C) cycling and storage in boreal forests and account for almost 10% of global fire C emissions. However, the anticipated effects of climate change on fire regimes may destabilize current C-climate feedbacks 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, 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.
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...
The SER Southwest (SW) Chapter was formed in 2011 to facilitate communication and encourage coordination amongst land managers, researchers, and restorationists working in the southwestern United States, where minimal and variable precipitation...
Presented by Dr. Clay Blankenship, Universities Space Research Association (USRA)/NASA Short-Term Prediction Research and Transition (SPORT)
Soil moisture is a critical variable for agriculture and for predicting fire risk, and monitoring...
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...
From cellulosic nanotech to cross-laminated timbers and mass plywood, wood-based products are rapidly evolving and impacting our lives for the better. Today, in light of increasing global demands for wood fiber, as well as the ongoing loss of fiber to...
Central State Air Resource Agencies (CenSARA) meeting addressing the EPA's Regional Haze Rule.
International Arctic Research Center presentation on the extended 2019 wildfire season.
Thursday, Oct. 24, from 2-3 p.m. in Akasofu 401.
Uma Bhatt: ...
NWSA hosts annual workshops in partnership with other wilderness stewardship organizations and land management agencies. The conferences/workshops provide a great way for stewardship groups around the country to connect with each other and with key...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
This conference was the brainchild of renowned plaintiff attorney Ken Roye. Ken's vision was to create a neutral and informative forum for lawyers, experts and others to share their experiences and collaborate in improving how justice is done in...