Alaska Fire Research Needs
The Alaska Fire Research Needs List is a prioritized list of fire research topics that has been produced by the Fire Research Development and Application Committee (FRDAC) since 2003. The current list was updated in August 2017. Its purpose is to identify and prioritize data needs of fire and land managers, promote awareness of these needs, and encourage researchers to develop projects that address them. This list is developed with input from member organizations of the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (AWFCG).
The FRDAC encourages researchers to consider projects that address topics on the research needs list. AWFCG will selectively send letters of support for research proposals based on how well they meet the established criteria.
Please contact the FRDAC chairperson if you are interested in pursuing research topics on the list. The committee can provide valuable information regarding details about management needs, potential contacts, funding opportunities, and current efforts pertaining to the topic.