In 1924, 24,000,000 acres burned in nine southern States. This was 84 percent of the total in burned area in the United States. Although damage is not confined to mature trees, a large percentage of them bear the scars of repeated fires for over 100...
Fire History Portal
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.
International Multiproxy Paleofire Database (IMPD)
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program hosts the International Multiproxy Paleofire Database (IMPD), an archive of fire history data derived from natural proxies.
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Wayne Harrison was a leader and innovator, working for decades in fire ecology and prescribed fire. As a lasting contribution to the fire ecology and management community, Wayne's family partnered with the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) after his passing in June 2019 to create the Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship to support the academic and professional growth of students through funding research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science.
Scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded annually, with applications due March 31 and awarded by May 31.
The Australian Citizen Science Association is conducting a Citizen Science Bushfire Response Project Audit to gather information on research projects that include bushfire/forest/wildfire as their focus and citizen science as part of their methodologies.
This year’s symposium focuses on integrating the three pillars of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Resilient Landscapes, Fire-Adapted Communities, and Safe and Effective Wildfire Response. The Cohesive Strategy has withstood...
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating...
In association with the Alaska Interagency Spring Operations meetings at the same location, March 23-27.
Agenda for 2020 Spring AFSC Workshop:
12:00 Lunch, poster session, discussion | Please join us to...
AFSC is working with the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to organize a hands-on workshop on using their data and products in operational...
Fire is a major driver of ecosystem dynamics across much of Minnesota. Fire suppression, while beneficial, has changed these systems in ways that may threaten long term ecosystem health and productivity. While a variety of silvicultural and other...
Sponsored by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium
Presented by Dr. William ‘Buzz’ Nanavati, Montana State University
This webinar will focus on findings from a recent study, Humans, fire, and ecology in the southern Missouri...
Join the Association for Fire Ecology and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. The Congress will expand the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore interconnectedness among a...
What is the webinar about?
The PNW claims a unique place in America’s pyrogeography and its national narrative of fire. For the middle of the 20th century (1920s to 1970s), the region was a major presence. Its institutional history can be...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
Presenter: Jonathan Coop, Western Colorado University
In western North America, ponderosa pine and dry mixed-conifer forest types appear increasingly vulnerable to wildfire-catalyzed conversion to alternate and non-forest vegetation types....
The theme for the 2019 Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Interagency Fall Fire Review is "Transitions And What’s Next – Information Gathering Is Rapidly Changing, Are We Changing How We Plan For And Respond To Fires?"
Through this event, organizers welcome knowledge holders to share their experiences in building equitable relationships within customary territories.
They hope to provide a point of convergence for Indigenous, Local and Western Knowledges to...
The FireWorks curriculum covers the physical science of combustion, fire history, succession, and fire effects on plants and animals with lessons for elementary, middle, and high school, so you can feel confident teaching about wildfire.
Understanding the historic context of fire in forests is important for designing and getting public buy-in for future controlled burns. In this webinar, Dr. Lauren Howard from Arcadia University will explain how fire histories are investigated and...