From the text ... 'Spring fires have been used on the Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Anoka County, Minnesota, since 1964 to restore and maintain about 500 acres of natural habitat for scientific and educational purposes....This paper...
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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 ... 'One area where great strides can be made is in the climatology of fire weather and its application to fire planning. Recent advances have been made in application of climatology to agriculture, and many of the same principles...
From the text ... 'In this paper I want to review certain aspects of the fire ecology of the spruces, chiefly white spruce, in the boreal forest area from the prairie provinces to the North West Territories, Yukon, and adjacent Alaska.'
From Concluding Remarks on Ruffed Grouse and Fire ... 'Only temporary benefits accrue to a ruffed grouse population from agricultural or forestry practices. Ruffed grouse are adaptable to these methods of management only to a degree. Forest...
From the text ... 'At the request of the Provincial government, an ecological examination was carried out between 1966 and 1968, to determine whether afforestation would be practical. The soil and vegetation of the heathlands were examined in...
From the Discussion and Conclusion ... 'In conclusion, we feel that the great myth of the trackless forest which covered the Northeast has obscured some of the probable reasons for the great abundance of deer, turkey, quail, and heath hen which...
'Reports of a small rodent population outbreak and consequent extensive damage to vegetation of the Trapper Peak-Sundance Mountain burn (56,000 acres, 1967), Kaniksu National Forest, northern Idaho prompted this study. Newspaper accounts and...
'This paper shows that head fires spread in cribs and in controlled burns in gorse and heather (in the New Forest) at similar rates, R, given by R [See abstract for formula].'
Tarchonanthus-Acacia associations occupy nearly 3000 square miles in Kenya, mainly in the Rift Valley, where they form thickets of productive grazing lands. The use of heavy machinery can bring these thickets to a manageable state (Pratt 1966), but...
Implementation of Forest Fire Weather Forecasting requires the development for a procedure for obtaining representative wind speed observations for large areas. In this paper, a procedure is outlined whereby surface observations can be used to obtain...
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
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 Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasives and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or other partner agency. This crew member position is full time, year around for the period of the grant.
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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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
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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...
Join Pheasants Forever in a new event this year focused on getting fire on the ground. This event will take place in several locations in SW Nebraska in the span on a week in April. When weather is within prescription, they will send emails/text out...
2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
Part 1, March 25
Machine learning to predict final fire size at the time of ignition Shane Coffield, UC Irvine
Join Dr. Robert Keane on a retrospective journey through 30 years of whitebark pine and wilderness fire research in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. This webinar is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire, Fuel and Smoke Program and...