The state analysis was accomplished by combining the cost plus net value changes from the thirteen districts and using the total state presuppression budget as the base budget. The analysis indicated that the state presuppression budget should be...
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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This is a review of the essential ingredients needed to make a mathematical model of fire spread through a fuel bed. The physical problem is outlined in general terms. Previous models are classified as statistical, empirical, or physical in accordance...
From the text... 'An up-close-and-personal view of 'Charlotte,' a very hot number whose ashes hold partial proof that you can indeed 'prescribe' fire in wilderness.' Published by American Forests. Abstract reproduced by...
An initial attack model was sensitive to changes in production rate of suppression forces, as shown by changes in final fire size. The adequacy of fireline construction rates used in fire planning models has been questioned. A fire containment model...
The increasing interest in the use of N fertilizers to stimulate forest growth is prompting consideration of laboratory soil testing methods to predict the probability of N response. However, even in tilled agricultural systems, laboratory tests for N...
The life history and critical requirements of the scarce prairie-obligate skippers Hesperia dacotae and H. ottoe and mortality during prescribed fire in spring were investigated during 1978-83 at a site in southwest Minnesota. Both species are...
A field investigation was initiated in the summer 1978 to quantify the influence of meteorological factors, ignition method, and fuel conditions on the behaviour of smoke plumes from open field burning. Measurements of air quality and meteorological...
Prescribed burning is a common management practice in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) ecosystems. Several studies have examined the volatilization losses of nitrogen (N), but little information is available on subsequent availability of N. We examined...
Lightning causes one third of the 9000 wildfires that occur in Canada. Annually, these lightning-caused fires account for 90% of the area burned and cost Canadians at least 150 million dollars in suppression costs and values destroyed. Unlike the fires...
Protection of resources from fire has increased the risk of severe fires and reduced resource values in some ecosystems. Constraints on use of prescribed fire have limited its effectiveness in meeting resource goals. This predicament is discussed by...
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.
The position serves as a senior technician located on a wildland fire module or crew within the fire management organization. The purpose of the position is to provide leadership and oversight of wildland fire suppression/management/control work as a seasoned, experienced firefighter on an engine, helitack, prescribed fire, or wildland fire module, or on a hand crew. As a developmental position, the employee is provided training and specific assignments to attain the full performance level.
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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Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Martha Sample and Andi Thode, Northern Arizona University
Martha Sample and Andi Thode will be presenting recent work on a Fire-Climate Adaptation ‘menu’ of strategies and...
Postponed until the Spring of 2021 due to concerns over COVID-19.
May 4th – 17th 2020
- NWCG Prescribed fire experience and training (FFT1, ENGB, FIRB, FEMO, RXB2)
- Experiential learning in local fire ecology and management...
ABSTRACT: The Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) as it exists today has evolved through various forms over the decades, driven by ongoing research and decision support needs of fire management operations. The...
Sponsored by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Kara Yedinak, Forest Products Lab, USDA Forest Service
Sound is a fundamental part of our experience when interacting with the world around us. So fundamental in fact, that...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. New dates to be determined.
Central Oregon TREX – April 27 to May 8, 2020 – Bend, Oregon
Ashland TREX – April 27 to May 8, 2020 – Ashland, Oregon
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The ‘Large Outdoor Fires & the Built Environment’ or LOF&BE working group, sponsored by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is attempting to address problems with key...
Evaluating Flammability of Reburns in the Boreal Forests of Interior Alaska
Dr. Brian Buma and Katherine Hayes, University of Denver
Temperatures in high-latitude environments are rising quickly, leading to increases in the frequency...
The in-person Conference scheduled in April is postponed.
The IFRP Board is exploring options for webinars. In the interim, please keep the dates of April 14-15 open for now. Further details will be announced on this page and by email. ...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Sponsored by Sustainable Northwest and NWFSC
Details to come.
The environmental legacies of tundra fires in the Noatak River Valley of Alaska
Ben Gaglioti, Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Observing how permafrost and vegetation respond to tundra fires in...