From the text ... 'Predictive Services' greatest strength is its ability to distill voluminous amounts of weather, fuels, and fire danger information into short, concise documents that pinpoint problem areas... These important events join...
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 text ... 'Low-power wireless sensor technology can be successfully deployed in wildland fires to collect local environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure.... Testing the system required...
From the text ... 'Beginning in the mid-1990s, the machines were used to help suppress large marsh wildfires and to assist in prescribed fire operations.'
From the text ... 'To mitigate and reduce downstream smoke complaints, clients in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere have used BlueSky and BlueSky-RAINS on prescribed burns for go/no-go decisions and timing.... Failure to meet air quality...
From the text ... 'These 'problem fires' are the symptoms of a larger forest health issue in which ecological realities conflict with both social expectations and economic limitations.... Only through dedication and alignment of the full...
From the text ... 'One of the challenges for all smoke dispersion and impact models is to characterize the accuracy of their prediction of smoke trajectories, concentration of pollutants, and duration of impacts.... Understanding the needs and...
From the text ... 'Early prescribed natural fire efforts were tacitly supported, limited in extent, and carried out under close scrutiny.... Wildland fire use has moved beyond the confines of remote, inaccessible areas. It is expanding across an...
From the text ... 'A coordinated, interagency effort is required to ensure that fire use programs are implemented in a professional and competent manner.... Fire management is as much a philosophy and attitude toward the land as it is an action...
From the text ... 'Old-growth forests provide researchers a unique setting to study the role of fire in forested ecosystems.... These wildland fire use fires have important management implications for Federal land management agencies.... Land...
From the text ... 'Three 2003 Grand Canyon National Park fires burned 83 plots across the park's North Rim old-growth forests that range from open ponderosa pine groves to dense spruce-fir-aspen stands at 7,300 to 8,800 feet (2,224 to 2,682 m...
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.
Dr. Kai Zhu is recruiting 1-2 PhD student(s) starting in Fall 2021 in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Zhu Lab works on research questions at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem processes, using quantitative approaches such as remote sensing, species distribution models, and Bayesian statistical methods. Current research projects include (1) phenological responses to climate change and human activity in the Northern Hemisphere; (2) the biogeography of soil fungi in North America; and (3) wildfire propagation and forest regrowth in California. The Zhu Lab also collaborates with other research groups, such as the Peay Lab at Stanford University (https://mykophile.com) through a collaborative NSF grant (https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/09/zhu-nsf.html). More information is available at https://zhulab.ucsc.edu/.
Students are encouraged to develop their own projects, which is an essential part of their advancement as independent and creative researchers. Dr. Zhu expects students to have previous research experience and a strong background in ecology and environmental science, as well as math, statistics, and programming. However, in the Zhu Lab students will learn new methods and tools by attending classes, workshops, and working on projects, so the most important quality is the willingness to learn.
Interested students should contact Dr. Kai Zhu (kai dot zhu at ucsc dot edu) as early as possible and no later than the application deadline in December 2020 with the following information: (1) research experience, ideas, and questions; (2) motivations to pursue a PhD and long-term career goals; (3) why interested in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC; and (4) current CV, academic transcript, and TOEFL score (if applicable).
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
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Presentation by: Jim Bresch, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
In this presentation, a tool to identify convective outflow boundaries in high-resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP)...
The webinar will inform participants about the new LANDFIRE Remap products, what has changed from previous product offerings, and what remains the same or has been updated. We will offer application examples taken from the SW region, and will save...
Co-Sponsored by The Sierra Nevada Research Institute and Western North American Naturalist.
This symposium will focus on the responses of Sierra Nevada forest organisms and ecosystems to increasing climate stresses. Talks and posters featuring...
Join the Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) and Society of American Foresters (SAF) for an informational meeting on the hiring process for federal land management agencies. Bring a laptop! A U.S. Forest Service representative and experienced...
Presenter: Jesse Kreye, Ph.D., Penn State University, State College, PA
Webinar Description: Litter flammability is an important and often overlooked component of understanding the role of fire in the...
Are you interested in learning more about Prescribed Fire and its implementation and effects on Production, Wildlife, and the Land you manage?
Then come to a three-day Prescribed Fire School where you will conduct burns with experienced...
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Co-hosted by AFSC and ACCAP, presentor Dan McEvoy of the Desert Research Institute and Western Regional Climate Center will be presenting a talk at UAF on Monday, Aug 12, 2019 11:00 AM AKDT.
Dan works on advancing drought monitoring technology,...
Join us for a practical workshop for landowners concerned about how to best manage fire on tracts with significant duff loads. The workshop will begin with a short classroom session that will cover the science of...
The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange (GPFSE) will be hosting a Teach the Teacher workshop. GPFSE has been working on adapting the FireWorks curriculum (an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12)...