This workshop was held in conjunction with the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, 18-22 February 2013, Raleigh, NC. The goal of this workshop was to provide participants with a summary of the results emanating from the Joint Fire Science Program...
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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The slideshow for this project was presented at the February 2013 Bonanza Creek Long-term Ecological Research Symposium.
Our mission is to connect and support people and communities who are striving to live more safely with wildfire. The Network is a catalyst for spreading best practices and innovations in fire adaptation concepts nationwide. The purpose of FAC Net is to...
Fire has been an integral feature of our planet for over 400 million years. It has defined human culture from the beginning; it is something without which we cannot survive. While among the most destructive forces on Earth, fire displays equally...
Seminar presentation from November 13, 2013 by Jan W. van Wagtendonk at Northern Arizona University. Past attempts to suppress all fires in some western forests have altered historic fire regimes. Accumulated debris and dense understories of shade...
Hardwood ecosystems of the southern Appalachian Mountains were described historically as having open canopies, few shrubs, and rich forest floor vegetation (Van Lear and Waldrop 1989, Sutherland and Hutchinson 2003); oak regeneration was more common...
Under the guidance of the National Fire Plan and the 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy, the use of fuel treatments to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic fires has increased over the past decade. The FLAME Act of 2009 and resulting National Cohesive...
Prediction of fuel moisture across the landscape is a useful tool for planning prescribed burns and predicting the behaviour of wildfires. In the paper we describe a system for predicting the moisture content and flammability of dead fine fuels in...
The RxCADRE research team collected multi-scale measurements of pre-, during, and post-fire variables on operational prescribed fires conducted in 2008, 2011, and 2012 in longleaf pine ecosystems in the southeastern USA. Pre- and post-fire surface fuel...
Prescribed fire is an important management tool in southern US forests, with more acres burned in the South than any other region of the US. Research from prescribed fire studies shows high temporal and spatial variability in available fuel loads due...
The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) beginning approximately July 2021 and remaining open approximately 60 days. The intent of this announcement is to provide an early alert to investigators interested in the topics listed below so that they can begin considering responsive ideas with potential partners and collaborators.
Investigators should recognize that final decisions regarding topic selection will not be made until July and that final topic selection may differ from that posted here. One or more topics could be dropped or added, and the specific focus of individual topics may be altered. Investigators should recognize this uncertainty and not invest substantial time or resources working on proposals until the FOAs and their associated topics are formally posted.
Topics and funding opportunities are as follows:
- Social and ecological recovery of communities impacted by wildfire. JFSP is interested in proposals that will inform the development or improvement of strategies, tools, and resources used for post-fire community recovery, such that they facilitate recovery efforts that increase the resilience of social-ecological systems to future wildfires.
- Collaborative development of ecosystem mapping products for fire and fuels management. JFSP is looking for proposals to develop, using a collaborative framework, prototype mapping protocols and products that capture current ecosystem condition, desired condition, and departure from desired condition at spatial and temporal resolutions relevant to fire and fuels management decisions.
GRIN FOA - Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award
The JFSP will continue awarding the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) program for current master and doctoral students in the field of wildland fire and related physical, biological, and social sciences. Proposals must be directly related to the mission and goals of JFSP to be considered, and they must address management- or policy-related questions related to one or more of the following general topic areas: fuels management and fire behavior, emissions and air quality, fire effects and post-fire recovery, relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire, or human dimensions of fire.
Regional Fire Science Exchange FOA
The JFSP is looking to solicit proposals to lead and execute a particular regional fire science exchange for a period of one to three years. This solicitation is seeking individual proposals (i.e., each proposal must be specific to one region) for the following six regions of the FSEN: Southern, Southern Rockies, Southwest, Appalachians, Great Plains and North Atlantic.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for an experienced forester to step into the North Alpine Unit Forester role. This position provides professional level forestry expertise on the Teanaway Community Forest and DNR uplands managed for current and future citizens of 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. This position helps Southeast region achieve the agency’s mission through strong leadership, thoughtful decision making, and excellent planning.
The North Alpine Unit Forester leads a team of foresters that are driven and motivated to raise funds for the State Trusts, and implement treatments aimed at increasing forest health and resiliency across the landscape. For this unit, it is critical that the Unit Forester develops and implements the 6-year forest management plan for timber harvest and silviculture activities. These activities must meet a variety of objectives, including: forest health, wildlife habitat, recreation, cultural resource protection, and wildfire fuels reduction.
Spend the summer honing forestry skills in the Lassen National Forest (LNF) as a field technician for the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. They are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Collaborative Forestry Field Crew Member Apprentice. The selected applicant will work as part of a six-member crew to prepare stands for restoration thinning and hazardous fuels management. Project work will occur on the Lassen National Forest primarily within projects developed by the South Lassen Watersheds Group, a collaborative group planning for the future of forest management, climate resilience, and economic development in critical upper watersheds of northern California.
Dr. Katherine Lee is seeking Master of Science candidates with interest in a 2-year funded graduate research assistant position. This position and related research are in collaboration with Drs. Tim Prather and Eva Strand, and supported by the Joint Fire Science Program.
The student will assist in developing a catalog of potential economic impacts of fires and fuel breaks to sagebrush steppe user groups, including livestock producers, land managers, and recreationists. Using this catalog, a strategy for identifying and collecting the data necessary to quantify these impacts in our study area. The impacts are expected to include direct fire suppression costs, loss of forage value, reduction in quality of recreational sites, costs of evacuations and interruptions of economic activities, etc. The student could assist with the development of a survey instrument that will be used to measure stakeholder perceptions of the trade-offs involved in different wildfire management approaches. There is also an opportunity for the student to be employed as a project research technician during the summer 2021 field season.
Tahoe Resource Conservation Districts (Tahoe RCD) is hiring field crews and natural resource specialists to perform natural resource management activities on public lands, owned by California Tahoe Conservancy and Tahoe RCD. This is a labor-intensive and physically demanding position, job duties include forest habitat enhancement and hazardous fuel reduction, resource protection and restoration, streambank stabilization, property inspection and maintenance, and aquatic invasive species management.
Multiple positions are being hired: Crew Leads, Assistant Crew Leads and Crew Members.
The Natural Resources Crew Supervisor will make significant contributions to providing a positive work environment that values diversity and fosters a commitment to teamwork and learning. This position is responsible for leading field projects, safety and training of corpsmembers, and updating the NRC Coordinator on corpsmember and project progress.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Natural Resource Crew Supervisor (NRCS) is responsible for all aspects of supervision for a crew of 8-12 young adults. The NRCS will lead the crew in successfully completing natural resource projects, including habitat restoration, fire fuel reduction, creek maintenance and restoration and trail building. Other duties may be assigned.
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Fort Apache Agency in Whiteriver, Arizona. The incumbent will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate an integrated wildland fire management program to achieve resource management objectives.
- Assist in coordinating and directing the application of standards, methods, and guidelines for all fire and aviation management program elements.
- Analyze current fire management plans and make recommendations to meet changing conditions within the limits of current or anticipated funding.
- Provide oversight, coordinate, and initiate all fire management activities based on firefighter and public safety, cost effectiveness, and values to be protected consistent with resource objectives.
- Brief internal and external managers on issues related to wildland fire, prescribed fire, and fire program activities; and develop and coordinate plans of action with interagency cooperators.
- Conduct field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units.
- Prepare and implement prescribed burn plans to meet management objectives, and performs post-burn evaluation and completes documentation.
Lomakatsi Restoration Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization that develops and implements forest and watershed restoration projects in Oregon and Northern California.
It is hiring 3 restoration forestry positions:
- Restoration Forester (https://lomakatsi.org/wp-content/uploads/Lomakatsi-Job-Restoration-Fores...)
- Stewardship Operations Forester (https://lomakatsi.org/wp-content/uploads/Lomakatsi-Job-Stewardship-Opera...)
- Forestry Technician (https://lomakatsi.org/wp-content/uploads/Lomakatsi-Job-Forestry-Technici...)
Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.
The Department of Interior's (DOI's) Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) and Office of Policy Analysis (PPA) are organizing the DOI Wildland Fire Workshop, to be held online in the fall of 2021. This workshop builds on the momentum of Reclamation's Wildfire Research Needs Workshop (led by John Whitler on April 6 and 7, 2021), and is an opportunity for those interested in issues related to wildland fire at Interior to come together for networking, learning, and discussing current issues.
Call for Presenters
The draft agenda includes "lightning rounds" to allow participants to learn about current work going on at Interior. Lightning-round presentations are brief summaries of in-progress work or completed projects. Please use the survey link below to send a brief description of your research by Friday, April 30.
Call for Session Facilitators
The draft agenda also includes two working sessions, where participants will be breaking into several smaller groups to address various aspects of how wildland fire intersects with (1) climate change, and (2) racial equity and disadvantaged communities. If you would be interested in serving as a chairperson or note-taker for any of these groups, please use the survey link below to let the workshop coordinators know by Friday, April 30.
The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics, the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, will be hiring a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in data science to assist with efforts to develop a prototype early warning system for Prescribed Fire Managers (PFMs). The primary research objective of the successful candidate is to characterize short, medium, and long-term climatological-risk for PFMs in the Southeast US, and to build a framework that allows for optimal decision making under uncertainty.
The successful candidate will work with Drs. Brian Reich (Statistics), Jaime Collazo (Applied Ecology), and Adam Terando (USGS) to model environmental conditions conducive to prescribed burning activities over time scales of days to decades in the future. Three major objectives of the position include 1). Define, identify, and model ‘fail-states’, or the sets of conditions that PFMs wish to avoid 2) Model risk exposure of PFMs given existing numerical model simulations of future climate over near-term (days) to long-term (decades) time scales, and 3) develop spatio-temporal models to characterize extreme wildfire risk on decadal time scales.
The incumbent will also join a national cohort as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. The SE CAPF scholar will collaborate with other cohort scholars from across the country on national-scale research and synthesis on climate-fire issues and participate in regular training and professional development opportunities, including training on translational ecology, co-production of actionable science with natural resource decision-makers, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
This is a two (2) year position, contingent on availability of funding, based in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center at North Carolina State University in close collaboration with the Department of Statistics. The successful candidate will be jointly mentored by Drs. Brian Reich, Adam Terando, and Jaime Collazo.
The Department of Interior's (DOI's) Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) and Office of Policy Analysis (PPA) are organizing the DOI Wildland Fire Workshop, to be held online in the fall of 2021. This workshop builds on the momentum of Reclamation's Wildfire...
The Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council and its partners are pleased to announce the joint 3rd biennial Great Plains Fire Summit, 8th annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference, and Patch Burn Grazing Working Group meeting on September 21 -23rd , 2021 in...
Resilient Colorado: Moving Forward in Evolving Wildfire Landscapes - In Person
Additional Pending Activities Include:
- Riparian Area Tours with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
- Meetings with Fire Adapted Colorado
- Networking with ...
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.
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A great opportunity to learn about active forest management and shared stewardship on federal, state, tribal, and private forest lands of eastern Oregon and interact with forestry students. More details will be...
October 18 - November 1, 2021 in Flagstaff, Arizona (tentative dates)
The Flagstaff Fire Department and Summit Fire and Medical District are hosting a Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) this fall, focusing on increasing fire department...
Are you curious about using prescribed burning in shortgrass rangelands, but not sure if it's safe, effective, and needed? Join in learning about prescribed burning in the shortgrass prairie. Specialists will host an indoor workshop on November 4, 2021...
The Association for Fire Ecology is hosting the Fire Congress with Tall Timbers, offering an exciting blend of in-person and virtual learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the...
The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of benchmark wildfires in the Southwest and Intermountain regions, most notably, the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire in Arizona, the Hayman and Missionary Ridge fires in Colorado, and the Ponil Complex in New Mexico. The...
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 and decision-making settings. This will be a great opportunity for researchers and managers to...
LANDFIRE has just released an update that adds three new years of disturbances across the U.S. to its vegetation and fuels data layers. LANDFIRE 2019 Limited is one step toward annual updates for the program, which is relied upon nationwide to guide...
Hosted by Dr. Matt Reeves, RMRS Research Ecologist, Dr. Dan McEvoy, Regional Climatologist, Western Regional Climate Center, and Iric Burden, Range/Weeds/Botany Program Manager, Kaibab National Forest
Compare and View up to Five Weather Scenarios to evaluate affects on Fire Behavior. Only in the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) can you run fire behavior models and compare the outputs side-by-side. Easily view on the map,...
A Virtual Conference, for Real World Problems
Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Across four days in May 2021, the IAWF will present real world risks and...
The Alaska Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee's Spring Refresher webinar will be presented by Chris Moore and Robert (Zeke) Ziel.
Chris will present a case study of the analysis work on the 2020 Isom Creek fire, and Zeke will present on...
Part of the ARSET - Satellite Observations and Tools for Fire Risk, Detection, and Analysis training series.
Fires are a growing concern, especially in regions with longer fire seasons, expanded wildland/urban interfaces, and severe and frequent...
The leadership of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) plans to convene their 7th Science Team Meeting May 11 & 13, 2021, virtually. More information at ...
The Salvage Science Series presents recent research on the effects of post-fire salvage logging and new tools for helping to plan salvage treatments.
This event is a three-stage process. First, watch the four pre-recorded webinars. Second,...
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenters: Greg Russell, Colorado State University and Alan Hatch, Santa Ana Pueblo
This webinar considers the Reserved Treaty Rights Lands (RTRL) program and how it has been used to implement...
Presented by Nancy HF French and Michael Billmire
Michigan Tech Research Institute
The Wildland Fire Emissions Inventory System (WFEIS) came out of a NASA Applied Science program focused on creating maps of regional-scale wildland fire...