From the text ... 'Our solution was to devise a system that would more closely reflect the subtle ways different prescription elements interact.... This matrix is an attempt to increase the prescribed fire manager's flexibility without...
Fire Behavior Portal
The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org)
The Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org) is a collection of long-term assessments, fire progressions, fire behavior reports, and other documents and resources to support fire modeling and assessment of long-duration fires. Each file is tied to some event with a location, a start date, and background information. This site is operated by Rick Stratton and Jim Edmonds of the USFS National Office.
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From the Summary... 'Prescribed underburning met most of the resource objectives for managing white fir sites.... This technique can reduce fuel loading and arrangement -- lessening fuel problems for future managers, while preparing a seed bed for...
From the text... 'Fire kills trees in several ways: crown injury, cambium injury, and root injury.... Once an acceptable level of mortality has been chosen for a particular species, the nomogram can be used to develop a burning prescription.......
From the text... 'The three physiographic regions of the Southeast, all have their own unique requirements for the use of prescribed fire.... Smoke from the fire, a seemingly harmless element, has become as important and as potentially dangerous...
From the text.... 'The Apache National Forest, like many southwestern forests situated on the Colorado Plateau, has significant fuel hazard problems.... Our objective is to compile a catalog of proven prescriptions to burn any given site in the...
From the text.... 'A plot of temperature against time represents one of a fire's most significant thermal characteristics.'
This paper documents the existence and character of a little known fire-maintained anthropogenic ecosystem in the southeastern Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, U.S.A. Due to cessation of anthropogenic burning, there is no longer an intact example...
Housing developments are replacing ranches in the southwestern United States, with potentially significant but little-studied ecological effects. We counted grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and measured vegetative cover for 2 years in a grassland...
Smoke data were collected from two instrumented plots located on the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina during prescribed burns on Feb. 12, 2003. One of the plots had been subjected to mechanical chipping. Particulate matter (PM2.5) data...
Fire management is increasingly focusing on introducing heterogeneity in burning patterns under the assumption that ''pyrodiversity begets biodiversity.'' This concept has been formalized as patch mosaic burning (PMB), in which 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 Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
Pre-season climate and weather variables point to an especially active fire season this year for the Pacific Northwest. During this webinar, we’ll explore the factors that make up this outlook, define what a normal fire season looks like for the...
The dates of this training are: April 29-May 10, 2019.
There is widespread recognition within conservation, restoration, and land management agencies across the state of the need to increase ecologically-based, landscape restoration. To do so...
The conference theme is "Fuels of Today - Fire Behavior of Tomorrow" Understanding Fire Behavior and Fuels for Sound Decision Making and Effective Management
This conference will provide government and nongovernment professionals at all levels a...
Todd Hawbaker, Ph.D., US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Casey Teske, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
Complete and accurate burned area...
Organized by the Alaska Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee. Presented by Jennifer Jenkins, BLM Alaska.
Content: Locations and processes for acquiring data used in WFDSS for fire behavior modeling
- Perimeters ...
Researchers investigated the influence of brush cutting and prescribed fire on soil heating levels relevant to restoration goals. Preliminary results support a growing body of evidence that high subsurface moisture and low soil temperatures of late...
Presented by: Wade Steady, M.S. Candidate, Natural Resources
This workshop consists of two intense days of entertaining hands-on activities for teaching students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and more. Goals include:
- Engage in activities from the Sierra Nevada FIRE WORKS...
What will you learn?
This presentation introduces a new line of research in our laboratory; one examining the role that nonforest plays in the wildfire resilience of inland montane forests. In past work, we were consistently...
The dates of this training are: March 30-April 13, 2019.
Objectives: To conducta series of controlled burns on The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preservetoprovide experiential learning opportunities to participants....