Fire History Portal

Definition: The study of how often fires have occurred in a given geographical area.
(Pacific Biodiversity Institute/Fire Research And Management Exchange System)

Historical data are increasingly seen as critical information for contemporary management of National Forests, National Parks, and other public lands. Fire history research provides opportunities for understanding the natural range of variability in fire frequency, severity, extent, and spatial complexity, as well as the role of fire in ecosystems and the feedbacks that link fire, climate, vegetation, and management decisions. The data provide managers with both models of long-term ecosystem behavior with which to assess the degree and nature of departure in current conditions, and direction and justification for restoration efforts, fuels treatments, and other management projects.

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International Multiproxy Paleofire Database (IMPD)

Upcoming Events

8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
November 18, 2019 12:00 am PST to November 22, 2019 11:00 pm PST

Fire in Minnesota Ecosystems Workshop
University of Minnesota - Cloquet Forestry Center
January 29, 2020 (All day) to January 30, 2020 (All day)

Save the Date: 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium
March 18, 2020 (All day) to March 20, 2020 (All day)