Partner Sites Overview
The Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) is part of a national fire science knowledge exchange network supported by the Joint Fire Science Program. The AFSC's primary purpose is to strengthen the link between fire science research and on-the-ground application by promoting communication between managers and scientists, providing an organized fire science delivery platform, and facilitating collaborative scientist-manager research development.
The Assessing Burn Severity project is a JFSP-funded project investigating the spatial variability in fire effects and to explore relationships between burn severity and fuels, fire behavior, local weather, and topography.
The FRAMES Emissions & Smoke Portal is a partner-sponsored site providing access to information about smoke and emissions from wildland fire, including the online Smoke Management and Air Quality for Land Managers online tutorial.
The Fire and Fire Surrogates Study (FFS) assessed the effects of fire and fire surrogate fuel treatments, specifically, quantifying the costs and ecological consequences of alternative fire and fire surrogate restorative treatments in a number of forest types and conditions across the US.
The Fire History Analysis & Exploration System (FHAES) is the result of an effort to redevelop and enhance components of the FHX2 computer program, considered to be the standard for fire history analysis. FHAES is a web-based design that is user-friendly and easily accessible to a broad range of users.
Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory Protocol (FIREMON) is an agency independent plot level sampling system designed to characterize changes in ecosystem attributes over time.
The Fire Severity Mapping System Project (FIRESEV) provides fire managers with critical information about the potential ecological effects of wildland fire at multiple levels of thematic, spatial, and temporal detail.
HIGRAD/FIRETEC is a physics-based, 3-D computer code designed to simulate the constantly changing, interactive relationship between fire and its environment. It does so by representing the coupled interaction between fire, fuels, atmosphere, and topography on a landscape scale.
FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12. The FireWorks program consists of a curriculum and a trunk of materials, including laboratory equipment, specimens, CDs, books, and kits of specialized materials for teachers. Content focuses on the physical science of fire behavior, human influences on fire, and fire ecology.
The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange (GPE) is partnering with FRAMES to provide literature searches on topics such as patch burn-grazing and pyric herbivory.
The mission of the Idaho Prescribed Fire Council is to promote the safe and effective use of prescribed fire for healthy forests and rangelands, wildlife, and fire resilient communities across Idaho.
The International Multiproxy Paleofire Database (IMPD) is a unique source of fire history information from tree-ring and sediment-charcoal based paleofire records, managed by the NOAA Paleoclimatology Branch. The goal of the Decision Support Tool project has been to work in collaboration with partners in the USFS and NOAA to find the best way to deliver the IMPD information to the vegetation and fire management community in the State of Arizona and in other western states, tailored to their needs and capabilities.
This site was developed to showcase the results of the JFSP-funded project "A Review of Available Economic and Financial Biomass Information and Tools for Federal Land Managers in the West."
Researching long term (>10 yrs) response in fuel loads and vegetation composition after large and severe wildfires across five fire-adapted ecosystems in the western US, including Alaska.
Scientists from the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station and the University of Montana conducted a study in which observed data were used to produce statistical models describing the probability of high severity fire as a function of fuel, topography, climate, and fire weather.
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Planning and Fuels Management Resource Portal provides information, tools, and resources including career development-related information for fire planning and fuels management specialists.
The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is supporting the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station and Pacific Southwest Research Station in the development of a database that contains emissions information related to prescribed burning.
The Southwest FireCLIME document library is an annotated bibliography of published research related to the interactions between climate change, wildfire, and subsequent ecosystem effects in the southwestern U.S. The 190 publications contained in the library were identified through a comprehensive literature review, and have each been summarized to distill the outcomes as they pertain to fire and climate.
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium is partnering with FRAMES to help fire managers access important fire science information related to the Southwest's top ten fire management science issues.
The vision of the World of Wildland Fire is to provide and connect fire science educators and trainers with scientifically solid and peer-reviewed teaching tools and techniques, using state-of-the-art materials, which will be free and accessible to all.