Increased fire frequency can result in a decline of obligate seeding plants, which rely on re‐seeding for population persistence following canopy scorching fire. The resilience of obligate seeding plants to fire at any point in time depends on plant...
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.
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
To date, the efficiency and effectiveness of early warning systems of satellite imagery for preventing and mitigating wildfire remain a challenging issue. The heat of pre-ignition (Qig) can be an index of fire likelihood, which is further enhanced with...
Wildfire risk is not just an issue for land management agencies to tackle; it’s an issue for all of us. Want to learn how you can play a role in facing the threat of wildfires? Join us as we introduce our new webinar series that focuses on how you and...
With an increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires across the globe and resultant changes to long-established fire regimes, the mapping of fire severity is a vital part of monitoring ecosystem resilience and recovery. The emergence of...
Recent increases in destructive wildfires are driving a need for empirical research documenting factors that contribute to structure loss. Existing studies show that fire risk is complex and varies geographically, and the role of vegetation has been...
Increasing fire size and severity over the last few decades requires new techniques to accurately assess canopy fuel conditions and change over larger areas. This article presents an analysis on vegetation changes by mapping fuel types (FT) based on...
The Seventh Presentation in the Colorado 2020 Wildfire Webinar Series: Montane Fire Ecology in Colorado Front Range Forests by Peter Brown, wildfire ecologist, Director and President of Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research in Fort Collins, CO and an...
The Fifth Presentation in the Colorado 2020 Wildfire Webinar Series: The Cameron Peak and Thompson Fire Zone Operations and the East-Troublesome Fire Operations by Sgt. Kevin Johnston, Sergeant with Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Emergency...
The Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment (LOF&BE) permanent working group has a monthly webinar series. Dr. Sara McAllister was the speaker for our February 2021 webinar.
Spotting is thought to increase wildfire rate of spread (ROS) and in some cases become the main mechanism for spread. The role of spotting in wildfire spread is controlled by many factors including fire intensity, number of and distance between spot...
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.
No upcoming events.
The in-person Conference scheduled in April is postponed.
The IFRP Board is exploring options for webinars. In the interim, please keep the dates of April 14-15 open for now. Further details will be announced on this page and by email. ...
AFSC Spring Workshop, Part III
Update on the Path to Constructing a Seasonal Outlook for Wildland Fire in Alaska
Tag-team presentation from the Alaska EPSCoR Boreal Fires (BF) Project Team (Uma Bhatt, Jonathan...
Canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Actionable best practices for communities and agencies impacted by wildfire. Features two tracks:
- Practical Tools & Techniques for property owners, community leaders, agencies responding to...
Arctic Urban Risks and Adaptations (AURA): a co-production framework for addressing multiple changing environmental hazards, presented by Jen Schmidt, University of Alaska Anchorage and
Forest Insect and Disease Surveys In Alaska: Cankers, Miners...
The 2020 meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
This year's meeting was to have focused on a theme Prescribed Fire Smoke Management and Health Messaging, Protecting Public Health as Treated Acres Increase. The purpose of the...
2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
Part 1, March 25
Machine learning to predict final fire size at the time of ignition Shane Coffield, UC Irvine
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Pau Costa Foundation is pleased to offer the opportunity to join an Exchange of Experts in Central Sardinia. This opportunity is a joint effort between: the...
Attend the 2020 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting Online
See the agenda below for call in numbers for specifics days
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
The theme of this year's program is " Harnessing Fire: Issues and Opportunities for New Jersey’s Forests ". Topics to be covered include:
- New Jersey’s Proactive Wildland Fire Program - Are You...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
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...