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    AFSC Newsletters:

    February 2014: Upcoming Webinars, Spring Fire Science Workshop; New Research Briefs

    January 2014: New Research Briefs & Webinar Recordings; Plan for Spring 2014!

    October 2013:  Upcoming Events - 2012 AFSC Workshop, Public Lectures, and more

    Summer 2013:  Upcoming Opportunities

    May 2013: Is it Safe to Say "Spring" Yet? JFSP Consortia Meet, New Publication, Research Brief

    April 2013: News You Can Use, Upcoming Event, National Climate Assessment Products, Research Brief

    March 2013: AFSC Under New Management, Board Meeting, Webinars Coming, New Reports

    Oct 2012: Submitting a JFSP proposal, Job Opening at AFSC, Fall Workshop Wrap-up

    Sept 2012: Workshops, Webinars and More

    July 2012: Art of Fire Grand Opening!

    June 2012: Possible Topics for JFSP 2013 Funding and 2012 Alaska Funded Projects

    May 2012: Tundra Burning, Smoke Forecasts, and Linked Disturbance Interactions   

    April 2012: New From JFSP, CFFDRS in Alaska, and the Integrated Ecosystem Model

    March 2012: Fire Modeling in AK, Once Burned, Twice Shy, and Art of Fire

    February 2012: Upcoming Events and New Publications

    December 2011: Fire in Alaska Video, 2011 Workshop Review, and Fire Science Blog

    Spring 2011: In a Time of Change, Vegetation, Organics Soils & Permafrost, and Fire Weather Outlooks (pdf)

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    Wildfires. Alaska Climate Change Adaptation Series. June 2013. 4 pages. UAF Cooperative Extension Service Publication Number ACC-00100. (pdf, 508 kb)

    A key for predicting postfire successional trajectories in black spruce stands of interior Alaska  (pdf, 4.3 mb)
    Johnstone, Jill F.; Hollingsworth, Teresa N.; Chapin, F. Stuart, III.  2008.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-767. Portland, OR: U.S. Department ofAgriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37 p.

    Key for predicting fire-initiated changes in forest cover in Alaska's black spruce forests. Four components are: (1) a key to classifying potential site moisture, (2) a summary of conditions that favor black spruce self-replacement, (3) a key to predicting postfire forest recovery in recently burned stands, and (4) an appendix of photos to be used as a visual reference tool. This report should be useful to managers in designing fire management actions and predicting the effects of recent and future fires on postfire forest cover in black spruce forests of interior Alaska.


    Determining Fuel Moisture in Alaska

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    Alaska Fire Effects Taskgroup Fire Effects Monitoring Guide (pdf, 812 kb)  includes blank data sheets

    This guide provides basic protocols to monitor and inventory Alaska fuels and/or fire effects. This protocol provides sampling guidance to meet common fire effects monitoring objectives including following changes in vegetation, fuels and soils following disturbance (i.e. fire or treatment) through time.

    Alaska Large Fire History Database:  How to find it, use it, and download data (pdf, 704 kb)

    Step-by-step illustrated instructions on using Alaska fire perimeter and fire location data, including extracting custom data and shapefiles.

    Quick Reference Guide to Fire Research Websites, Databases & Texts  (pdf, 2.5 mb)

      UpTools-update-thumbnail.JPGdated! Quick Reference Guide to Alaska Products & Tools   (pdf, 2.2 mb)

    This guide provides a short description and web links to air quality, fire danger, fire effects, fire models, fire weather, fuels, maping, and fire outlook tools used in Alaska--updated by J. Northway in 2015.

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