The data necessary for fire simulation may be made available through an algorithm based on tracing of boundaries composed of straight-line segments. Useful assumptions are that if a closed boundary does not contain a given point, then any other closed...
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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Summary of fire intensity levels, flame length, and fire description and control actions.
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To facilitate debris management, procedures for inventorying downed woody material are presented. Instructions show how to estimate weights and volumes of downed woody material, fuel depth, and duff depth. Using the planar intersect technique, downed...
This paper by Bill Adams, BLM Alaska State Office, Division of Fire Control, was developed with a research needs analysis by the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska. It expresses of program management, including BLM's fire program and provides a...
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[from the text] The Park can be divided into three major vegetation zones. The Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir zone lies above 8,400 feet elevation and is underlain by tertiary andesitic bedrock or has greater than forty inches annual precipitation...
The Very High Resolution Radiometer of NOAA-2 and -3 can successfully locate and identify thunderstorms. Since lightning fires account for more than 90 percent of the acreage burned by forest fires in Alaska, this imagery promises to be a useful tool...
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On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
This position is located with Chugach National Forest, Seward Ranger District in Moose Pass, AK. The incumbent serves as the Zone Ecologist for the Kenai Peninsula Zone of the Chugach National Forest.
- Serves as the Zone Ecologist for the Kenai Peninsula Zone of the Chugach National Forest.
- Serves on interdisciplinary teams planning forest management projects to assess effects on ecosystems including providing professional ecological knowledge to development of hazardous fuels reduction and timber production projects.
- Writes scientific and technical reports, grant applications, scopes of work for contracts, National Environmental Policy Act documents, and accomplishment reports.
- Plans work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work, and establishes quality standards. Assists supervisor with management of workload and assignments for field technicians.
- Prepares and updates a restoration and revegetation plan. Implements an invasive species management program and out-year plan through the use of a variety of techniques.
- Responsible for the database reporting of all botanical and ecological accomplishments through data collection applications, Geographical Information Systems, and accomplishment reporting software.
- Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.
These positions are located in Pacific West Regional Office, Interior Regions 8, 9, 10, and 12, in the Cultural Resources Division. Current career and career conditional employees of the Department of Interior may apply.
One position is located at the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, which is the host university for the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CA-CESU). The second position is located at the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, which is the host university for the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PNW-CESU).
- Develop and implement an integrated program of natural, social and cultural resource research that supports NPS Pacific West Region's (PWR) units;
- Develop partnerships and secures outside sources of support from Federal, State, academic, and private organizations to conduct cooperative research efforts;
- Serve as liaison with partner agencies;
- Serves as a member of the national network of CESU's, provides the National Park Service with technical leadership in providing an integrated and responsive research program at the regional and service-wide levels.
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).
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.
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Note: This five day training academy will be held June 2-6, 2014.
Registration for the 2014 Wildfire Academy is open!
Course Selections: S-130/190, S-131, S-133, S-200, S-211, S-21`2, S230, S-231, S-234, S-270, S-290, S-...
Presenter: Don Falk, University of Arizona
In this webinar, Dr. Don Falk will review the basic concepts of ecological resilience as it applies to fire-adapted ecosystems in the Southwest. He will discussion how these concepts...
The best time to become Firewise is before the next fire starts.
Registration for the event is FREE and includes all class material, lunch on day 1 and lunch on day 2. The first 20 registrants will receive free Thursday night lodging at the...
NOTE: Training will be held May 24 thru June 4, 2014.
The Yurok Tribe will be hosting this FLN training exchange to�� develop the Tribe�۪s capacity to safely and effectively reintroduce fire onto the...
Note: This four day training occurs May 21-24, 2014.
These three classes are offered as a package at Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, Wisconsin.
S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
S-133 Firefighter Type I...
Save the date for the next SBR FLN regional workshop. Suggestions for topics and speakers should be submitted by early January, and a draft agenda will be available in February.
We invite you to attend the 9th annual workshop of the SBR FLN May...
The theme of this California Fire Safe Council conference is 'Maintenance of Fuelbreaks, Shaded Fuelbreaks, and Related Fuel Reduction in the WUI.'� In addition to numerous presentations and a field trip, on Friday evening, there will be a screening of...
The Regional Area Safety Task Force (RAST) and the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) have announced the 6th Annual RAST Fire Summit: Wednesday May 14, 2014 at South Coast AQMD Headquarters in Diamond Bar....
This webinar presented by Warren Heilman will provide a summary of a JFSP study that looked at meteorological and air-quality monitoring and modeling of low-intensity prescribed fires in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
Smoke generated from low-...
Description: A workshop to bridge the gap between restoration science and on-the-ground practice in western Montana forests with mixed-severity fire regimes.
Objectives of the workshop: