These research topics were distributed throughout the interagency fire and land management agencies in 2008. Respondents prioritized the topics within each category. The AWFCG Research Committee recommended rankings for topics which had no clear ranking dominance to the AWFCG. 'RC Notes' reflect the rationale used by the Research Committee to make recommendations. The AWFCG approved these rankings on October 1st, 2008. The categories are NOT ranked, only the topics within each category are prioritized.