Numerical techniques for approximate solution of a system of reaction-diffusion-convection partial differential equations modeling the evolution of temperature and fuel density in a wildfire are proposed. These schemes combine linearly implicit-...
The fuels topic page contains resources related to the study of fuels, including, but not limited to, fuel categories, fuel properties, fuel moisture, plant flammability, fuel availability, and fuel consumption.
Standard fire behavior fuel models (RMRS-GTR-153)
This report describes the standard fire behavior fuel models for use with Rothermel's surface fire spread model. The report provides a fuel model selection guide, fuel model crosswalk, and set of fuel model photos are provided. Additional materials include the NewFuelModelsFour.xls, its help file, and a power point presentation.
Scott, Joe H.; Burgan, Robert E. 2005. Standard fire behavior fuel models: a comprehensive set for use with Rothermel's surface fire spread model. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-153. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 72 p.
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Assessing fire behavior in shrubland/grassland ecosystems of the western United States has proven especially problematic, in part due to the complex nature of the vegetation and its relationships with prior fire history events. Our goals in this study...
Live Fuel Moisture Content (LFMC) contributes to fire danger and behavior, as it affects fire ignition and propagation. This paper presents a two layered Landsat LFMC product based on topographically corrected relative Spectral Indices (SI) over a 2000...
This study analyses the smouldering combustion on soils that took place during the wildfires that occurred in Rocallaura (Northeastern Spain). The smouldering combustion after the first event, 23 June, was the potential source of flaming fire re-...
What is an Inquiry? An inquiry is not an inquisition. It is not a review or an investigation in the traditional sense. An inquiry takes a closer look at incident by asking questions, with the objective of learning as the central theme...
The behavior of a grassland fire propagating downstream of a forest canopy has been simulated numerically using the fully physics-based wildfire model FIRESTAR3D. This configuration reproduces quite accurately the situation encountered when a wildfire...
Experts predict that the 2020 fire season will be extreme and destructive, especially in rural mountain areas and communities located in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). In this webinar, Mike Tarantino of the Colorado State Forest Service and...
There is no shortage of news coverage, research, publications, and educational programming available to address the issue of wildfires in the dry forests of eastern Washington and the rest of the interior Pacific Northwest. These areas have been hit...
An overview of the current large-fire problem in Mediterranean Europe will be given, with reference to specific events that stand out. The presentation will include how extreme fire activity relates and is driven by trends in land use and landscape...
Over the past few decades, mean summer temperatures within the Carpathian Mountains have increased by as much as 2 °C leading to a projected increased forest fire risk. Currently, there are no paleofire records from the Western Carpathians that provide...
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.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
In order to achieve a variety of agency objectives, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) uses active management of timbered uplands primarily through silvicultural treatments. By promoting forest health and productivity, sustaining wildlife habitat, and maximizing revenue, this style of management plays a key role in keeping Washington's forested state trust lands vibrant and healthy. Treatments in eastern Washington are wide ranging from harvesting timber to planting trees, thinning young stands, and reducing fuels to minimize fire risk and promote sustainability of resources. The public timber sales from these lands are designed to meet the goals of the Habitat Conservation Plan for Forested State Trust Lands and the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). And, the volume of timber the DNR seeks to sell is guided by a Sustainable Harvest Calculation, authorized by the state Board of Natural Resources. Following harvests, the DNR continuously maintains the health and vigor of our stands by inviting bids on silviculture contracts to replant state trust forests with tree seedlings from the DNR's own Webster Forest Nursery and thin young stands for long-term health and sustainability.
In the Klickitat Region, the forests are diverse and productive, from Douglas-fir to ponderosa pine. This position provides professional level forestry expertise on DNR uplands managed for current and future citizens for the state to 1) sustain long-term ecosystem and economic viability; and 2) ensure long-term access to the forest lands and the benefits derived from them.
- Ensuring both operability and feasibility of harvest units by developing a logging plan.
- Creating silvicultural prescriptions by reviewing and analyzing similar stand prescriptions while consulting with silviculture specialists to devise a plan to successfully manage stands for long-term sustainability.
- Producing professional documentation that complies with all state and federal regulations, as well as all necessary project permitting.
- Recommending treatment options tailored to site conditions that ensure forest resiliency to fire and insects.
- Conducting critical analysis and consulting with specialists for pre-commercial thinning to provide time sensitive treatments for maintaining tree growth and development.
- Ensuring environmental, social, political and department objectives are met.
- Creating high quality standardized GIS map products.
- Designing silviculture contracts.
- Collecting, processing, and analyzing data that will assist in the development of landscape management plans.
- Ensuring a safe work environment and good working relationships with neighbors and stakeholders.
- Providing trust beneficiaries with maximum sale valuation.
The College of Forestry at Oregon State University actively develops new techniques for interpreting remotely sensed data from a variety of space-based platform, and applies those techniques to better understand forest ecosystems. Particular areas of interest include: forest structure mapping; forest carbon estimation; species distribution modeling; quantifying forest fragmentation; lidar; mapping historical fires and harvests; deforestation hotspot warning systems; and forest albedo. This position will provide a range of geographic programming services supporting the above research interests. The Faculty Research Assistant will develop automated workflows with remotely sensed imagery to track the condition and trends of forests around the world. The position involves statistical analysis, contributing to and writing manuscripts, and collaboration with a variety of partners.
The Program Manager is responsible for providing strategic planning and oversight for the Tribal Forestry Program with up to 6 professional and technical staff members and a minimum annual budget of $500,000 dollars. This position is responsible for developing, directing, evaluating and managing Reservation and off-Reservation forests including NEPA compliance, Cultural clearance, Timber Sale set up, Advertisement and Execution of Contract, Pre-commercial thinning, Planting operations, fuels reduction treatments, and monitoring and evaluation activities. The Program Manager develops and implements multi-year project plans in support of Tribal goals to provide forestry services for Tribal members and allottees. This position requires frequent contact and interaction with multiple regional and national level managers in federal, state, county, tribal and other agencies and organizations. This position provides recommendations to the Director of Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources and Natural Resources Executive Director on negotiations and agreements with external agencies including costs, rates, deliverables, compliance issues and any other contract terms or conditions. As a key liaison with outside agencies, the Program Manager provides technical analysis and advice to the Director of Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources, the Natural Resources Executive Director, and represents the Tribe in negotiations of complex interagency agreements, cooperative agreements, memorandums of agreements/understanding (MOA/MOU), grants, procurement contracts and various other types of contracted obligations.
Incumbent will be a member of the Avon Park Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the southeast U.S.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/13/2020
Postponed Until August 16-20, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Changing Boreal Biome
Assessing the vulnerability and resilience of boreal ecosystems to climate change, and their socio-economic implications.
Session 1: Increasing...
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Information will be added when available.
Tentative Dates: Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2020
Objectives: To increase fire department capacity to plan and implement good fire projects in the wildland urban interface to mitigate unwanted fire effects to local communities.
Target Group: A...
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. More details to follow.
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...
Catastrophic wildfires, sometimes called “megafires,” are more and more common in the western United States. California in particular is increasingly thought of as having a year-round (24/7/365) fire season. These megafires ignore boundaries, require...
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.
Jeffrey Stenzel, doctoral student in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present his dissertation proposal.
Major Professor: Dr. Tara Hudiberg
Zoom Link: https...
Who should participate? Practitioners, managers, and...
NC State Extension Forestry - Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn
Prescribed fire is used as a forest management tool for wildfire risk reduction, wildlife management, and many other purposes. The presenters will address considerations related to...
The IFTDSS (Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System) Exposure Analysis was released in March 2020. Learn about how this feature is being used by folks in the field. Two presenters, Jennifer Anderson from the National Forests in Florida who...
Presenters: Randy Swaty, Ecologist, and Jim Smith, LF Program Lead, TNC-LANDFIRE
Sponsors: Lake States Fire Science Consortium, Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, and Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Dr. Marty Alexander
The prevalence of wildfire disasters across Canada over the past two decades such as occurred in Kelowna, BC in 2003 and Fort McMurray, AB in 2016 has prompted a continuing search for solutions to address the...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, to be convened in 2021 in association with the 7th ABoVE Science Team Meeting in Fairbanks. The 6th ABoVE Science Team Meeting will be held...
Sponsored by Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Presented by Dr. John Nowak - Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
The southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis, is the most destructive insect pest of...
Postponed until October due to COVID-19 concerns
Included in the agenda:
Keynote Panel: Impacts of the PG&E Bankruptcy and California’s Wildfires –Evaluating the Paths ForwardCalifornia’s ongoingwildfireproblemand PG&E’s...
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...