Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (AWFCG)
Fosters safety, cooperation, coordination, collaboration and communication for wildland fire management and related-activities in the State of Alaska. The AWFCG is the leadership focus for planning and implementing interagency fire managment statwide.
Subcommittees of AWFCG include :
Providing specific expertise to the interagency fire management community.
Identifying fire management research needs, facilitating co-production of solutions, and integrating new developments and technologies into fire management decisions. The committee is a link between fire managers and research institutions.
Alaska NSF EPSCoR Boreal Fires Team
The Boreal Fires team is part of “Fire and Ice,” a five-year research project funded by the NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Boreal Fires scientists are using hyperspectral imaging to study fire fuels, behavior and severity; incorporating improved data on lightning, climate and fuels into seasonal fire outlooks; and improving understanding of the economics of fire management and the impacts of wildfire to ecosystem services.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG): Fire Behavior Subcommittee
The Fire Behavior Subcommittee (FBSC) provides national leadership in fire behavior assessment and prediction in support of effective fire management decision-making. They have provided support for the AFSC fire science network, helping us to develop training courses, job aids and foster understanding of Alaska's unique situation and solutions.
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)
The IARPC Wildfires Collaboration Team strives to address research gaps and areas for improvement in knowledge relating to wildfire activity, succession, and effects on local communities in the Arctic, specifically focusing on the tundra environment.