Dr. Matt Nolan is a Research Associate Professor at UAF's Institute of Northern Engineering with degrees in geophysics and arctic and mechanical engineering. He has been pioneering new high-tech uses of an old tool-the aerial photo. With new advances...
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
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- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
Climate shapes geographic and seasonal patterns in global fire activity by mediating vegetation composition, productivity, and desiccation in conjunction with land‐use and anthropogenic factors. Yet, the degree to which climate variability affects...
Hearing about climate-driven plant community changes takes on new meaning when they name names of the passengers who might not be boarding the flight to the future. A recent paper by Hollingsworth et al. (2013) does just that, analyzing fire severity...
In this short but powerful paper authors Mann, Rupp, Olson and Duffy look for evidence that Alaska’s forests are already responding to changes in fire regime. They use a tool that was developed in lock-step with Alaska fire management agencies called...
Absher and Vaske conducted a mail survey of rural landowners in heavily forested counties along the Front Range of Colorado. They asked questions designed to measure respondents’ trust in (1) the information that the Forest Service provided regarding...
Today’s extended fire seasons and large fire footprints have prompted state and federal land-management agencies to devote increasingly large portions of their budgets to wildfire management. As fire costs continue to rise, timely and comprehensive...
The Haines Index is used in wildland fire management to evaluate the potential for ‘large and/or erratic' fire behaviour. Published in 1988 as the Lower Atmospheric Severity Index, it was widely adopted and has become popular among fire managers,...
Presented by Steve Norman, USFS Southern Research Station, and sponsored by the US Forest Service, Research and Development. The Landscape Science Webinar Series occurs monthly on a Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern providing a forum to communicate research...
This session will provide an overview of the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) and a hands-on demonstration on the use of the GWIS viewer. GWIS is an online web application that uses remotely sensed wildfire data. This data includes fire danger...
Climate change data - and future projections of related impacts - are crucial to community planners, land managers, and indeed all the people of Alaska. We depend on the landscape and its resources, and that landscape is changing. But raw data, even if...
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.
The Wallow Fire was discovered at 1330 on May 29, 2011 at a remote location on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona. Initial response to the fire was immediate and aggressive. Extremely dry, windy conditions contributed to rapid...
2011 Annual Fire Science Workshop
Presenter: Jim Smith, The Nature Conservancy.
Hosted by the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network.
Presentation Slides (PDF) and...
Presenter: Jessica Clement, Co-Director Colorado Forest Restoration Institute and Social Scientist in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources.
Hosted by the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network.
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Living with Fire - Addressing Global Change through Integrated Fire Management
International Association of Wildland Fire
Sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
Sponsored by the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN) and the Rocky Mountain Coordination Group Fuels Committee
In association with the Interagency Fire Review
2010 Annual Fire Science Workshop