Wildfire behavior predictions typically suffer from significant uncertainty. However, wildfire modeling uncertainties remain largely unquantified in the literature, mainly due to computing constraints. New multifidelity techniques provide a promising...
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 moisture content of forest floor fuels changes continuously with the influence of environmental factors; thus it has an important impact on the concentration and chemical composition of particulate matter emitted during forest fire. However, most...
Doug Shinneman, Research Ecologist with the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center will discuss fuel break science and data gaps and how we are addressing them; Russ Parsons, Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service will discuss...
eff Rose, Burns District Office Manager with the Oregon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) discusses why we do fuel breaks, types of fuel breaks, and fuel break considerations; Jolie Pollet, Division Chief of Fire Planning and Fuels Management with BLM...
Fuel reduction treatments are broadly implemented to reduce the risk of extreme wildfire, but research on the long‐term effectiveness and impacts of these treatments is lacking. In this study, we examined short‐ and long‐term (two and 15 ...
As a member of the community, you have the power to alter the outcome of wildfire. Your actions around your home and the surrounding landscapes can reduce the chance your home will burn. This webinar reviews practical steps you and your neighbors can...
Adapting to the growing frequency of catastrophic wildfires in Greece and mitigating their effects is a complex socio-ecological problem. We used an online survey to query more than 100 engaged stakeholders who can potentially influence possible...
Provides access to the data used in the GWIS applications. Data from the Current Situation Viewer are provided from the WMS (Web Map Service).
A tool that is part of the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) providing fire danger forecast up to 10 days in advance, 1-day lightning forecast and near-real time information on active fires, burnt areas and emissions worldwide.
The public-good nature of benefits of fuel management explains its current undersupply and the consequent wildfire blow. Policies to promote fuel management are thus required. To be cost-effective, they need to be informed by context-specific estimates...
The Forester I will work in some of the most beautiful parks in the State Park System which include 40,000 acres of redwood (including several old-growth redwood stands), Douglas-fir, oak woodland, bishop pine and Sargent’s cypress forest types.
The position will work independently and as part of a multi-discipline resource management team to plan, develop, and monitor forest management projects working in support of the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Program. The position will perform professional duties in connection with forest management, protection, and planning. The major areas of emphasis include forest and fire management. In addition, the incumbent will serve as the lead for the District's tree hazard program, utility vegetation management and external requests for boundary vegetation modification. The Forester I will lead staff, contractors and/or labor crews in performing the activities of resource management and will be required to work cooperatively with a wide variety of disciplines both within and outside of Sonoma-Mendocino Coast District.
Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC) is a 30-year-old nonprofit with a mission to work with the community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. SEC seeks a full-time Restoration Technician/Fire Specialist to help fulfill the organization’s Restoration Program initiatives. The Restoration Program is dedicated to the repair, enhancement, and stewardship of over 4,000 acres of private and public lands in the Sonoma Valley, including Sonoma & Nathanson Creek, Montini Preserve, Sonoma Overlook Trail, Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve, Sonoma Garden Park, and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. SEC's ecological restoration services include biological site assessments, native plant seed collection and propagation, invasive plant mapping and treatments, streambank stabilization and erosion control, trail maintenance, debris management, and fire fuel management. The position will also assist with the Biochar Program through fuel reduction projects and forestry pile burning.
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.
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Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
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The next South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting will be held September 9, 2020 in a virtual meeting format.
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...
Presenters: Elizabeth Graham and Lori Winton, USFS Forest Health Protection
A subset of Alaska's forests are surveyed annually by the Alaska Division of Forestry and US Forest Service Forest Health Protection specialists. However, surveys have...
Join in for Working Rangelands Wednesdays, where you will explore topics around rangeland agriculture in California and across the West. The goal of this webinar series is to discuss challenges related to managing multiple-use...
Join the NC Prescribed Fire Council and Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists for a virtual annual meeting on August 12, 2020. A WebEx platform will be provided by the NC Forest Service.
For this year’s NCPFC annual meeting,...
The Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is proud to introduce the Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment (QWRA). This webinar will provide an introduction to the Risk Assessment workflow in IFTDSS. Presenters will walk you...
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...