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The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
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A section of 6 papers: Fahnestock, G.R. Fuel manipulation in resource management. 63-66 [21 ref.] Wagner, C.E. van Fuel variation in the natural fire-cycled boreal forest. 67-69 [2 ref.] Gray, H.W. Fire danger rating application to integrated land use...
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The California Fish and Game Journal is looking for submissions around their next special issue: “Effects of Fire on California’s Natural Resources.” The issue will focus on how fire or fire-related management activities may impact, positively or negatively, the state’s fish, wildlife, and plant resources.
Check out this fully online course on Wildland Fire Science and Management offered by Professor Kenn H. Clark via Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Tall Timbers Wildland Fire Science Program has received Department of Defense funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. This work seeks to advance more mechanistic predictions of fire effects through the application and advancement of coupled fire-atmospheric modeling to empirical study of surface fire regimes. The project is field-intensive and includes intensive fire-line experimentation campaigns using a variety of spatial and temporal monitoring techniques. This post-doctoral fellowship has up to 3.5 years of funding to lead integration efforts of multidisciplinary empirical fire behavior and forest measurements. The position will oversee data management, analysis, and data integration of 3D fuel characterization, fire behavior, fire effects, and 3D flows. The position will also facilitate the transfer of pre- and post-burn datasets to fire behavior modeling teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Colorado State University. The incumbent will play a key role in advancing our understanding of heat transfer to vegetation during fire and in improving post fire effects prediction. Primary duties are to assist the Wildland Fire Scientist and project collaborators with implementation of the study plan, help supervise field data acquisition, facilitate data transfer among participating organizations, and lead spatially explicit analysis of energy transfer and resulting fire effects. Other duties range from publication writing and preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals, administering project management software, budget reporting, and student advisement.
Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.
Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019
The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.
The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.
FY2019 20-Day Sessions:
- January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
- February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
- March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
- April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
- June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019
FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:
- October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
- February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019
The workshop consists of two intense days of entertaining hands-on activities for teaching students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and more. Content focuses on the newly developed curriculum specific to the ecosystems in the Sierra...
Last summer, fires in Canada, Washington, and Oregon blanketed the Willamette Valley in smoke. Is this the new normal? How can we manage forests to reduce the number of megafires? And what can cities do to protect residents and drinking water?
In 2017, nearly 9,000 wildfires in California burned an area the size of Delaware, including 10,800 structures, and killed at least 46 people. Wildfires in northern California alone caused approximately $11.8 billion in damage, and lingering smoke...
Presented by Adam Young, Ph.D. Candidate, Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences.
When: April 9 - 25, 2018
The Objective of the 16 day TREX program in Wisconsin is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing their knowledge and tool-...
Day one of the symposium is targeted to a broad audience and will include a focus on partnerships between LTER researchers and the broader Alaskan resource management community, including fire managers, and the knowledge that...
2018 Spring Fire Science Workshop:
University of Idaho Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences Guest Speaker
"Are historical mixed-severity fires sustainable in lodgepole forests on central Oregon's Pumice Plateau?"
Dr. Emily Heyerdahl
USDA Rocky Mountain...
The 2nd National Cohesive Strategy Workshop theme is: Making a Difference - Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience.
The workshop will be innovative, constructive, and thought-provoking. It will bring together a...
While fuel treatments in the dry conifer forests of the inland western U.S. are effective at reducing wildfire spread and severity at the stand-level, how effective are they at changing wildfire activity at the landscape scale? And will current...