Ecosystem services (ES) were conceived to emphasize the role of ecological processes in supporting societal needs and to allow their inclusion in the decision-making process. Currently climate change mitigation is one of the most important services...
Southern Fire Portal
The Southern Fire Portal (SFP) provides information about fire science and technology relevant to the southern United States. This 13 state area includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in the southern United States.
The SFP was initially funded by the Joint Fire Science Program in 2003, with the objectives of providing a gateway for ongoing information and technology transfer between the fire management and research communities and their publics, and to improve fire science organization and accessibility by integrating and expanding two comprehensive and complementary sources of fire information: FRAMES and the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database.
SFP partners included: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Forest Encyclopedia Network, The Nature Conservancy, National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), Joint Fire Science Program, Southern Region Extension Forestry, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, USFS Southern Research Station, Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
Encyclopedia of Southern Fire Science (ESFS)
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
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Climate change is anticipated to influence future wildfire activity in complicated, and potentially unexpected ways. Specifically, the probability distribution of wildfire size may change so that incidents that were historically rare become more...
Smoke from human-induced fires such as prescribed fires can occasionally cause significant reduction in visibility on highways in the southern United States. Visibility reduction to less than three meters has been termed 'superfog' and environmental...
Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, by suppressing thousands of wildfires across the U. S. each year. We estimated the relative risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality from existing...
This paper provides analysis of international fire service siege wildfire suppression thresholds and reports on the effect of forest fuel structure, fire weather condition and terrain on the suitability of suppression strategies. Further, this study...
This data publication contains the raw and processed tree/canopy fuels data pre- and post-fire collected by the Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) on wildland fires in the United States from 2003-2017. Logistics (proximity to instrumentation/crew...
This data publication contains the location data for the plots in which pre- and post-fire fuels, and fire behavior data were collected by the Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) on a subset of wildland fires in the United States from 2003-2017....
Federal wildfire managers often want to know, over large landscapes, where wildfires are likely to occur and how intense they may be. To meet this need we developed a map that we call wildfire hazard potential (WHP) - a raster geospatial product that...
These data include time lapse JPEG and CR2 format photographs, taken every 5 seconds, as well as MTS videos from burns of the 2012 Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida....
Significant changes occurring in the wildland fire environment of the United States are generatinguncharacteristic shifts in the complexity, behavior, extent, and effects of wildfires. Increases in wildfire numbers, temporal and spatial scales, and...
This position is located at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. This position is responsible for assisting the Fire Management Staff in wildfire response and prescribed fire management on all FWS lands in Oklahoma and North Texas.
Major duties include:
- Serve as a skilled module/crewmember on an engine, helitack, or prescribed fire module or hand crew.
- Perform basic fire line activities such as line construction, hose layout, operations of pumps and accessories.
- Under the direction of a seasoned crew member may be assigned specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attacks.
- Participate in module/crew proficiency checks and drills
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has released its 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs):
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0019-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0019-002 has two task statements:
- Effectiveness of fuel breaks and fuel break systems
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0019-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions:
- Great Plains
- Southern Rockies
There are many exciting things coming to IFTDSS in 2019. The IFTDSS Development Team would like to get to know its User Community and would love to hear what you think so far. User Feedback is essential as they add new features and functionality.
Included in this free class:
- A trunk and curriculum containing 40 hands-on activities for teaching about wildland fire science
- Covers physical science of combustion, fire history, succession, and fire effects on plants andanimals
- New curriculum & streamlined materials - just released
- Includes materials on fire use by Native Americans
- Lessons for elementary, middle, and high school levels
When: June 20-21, 2019.
Where: Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT
Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.
Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019
The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.
The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.
FY2019 20-Day Sessions:
- January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
- February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
- March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
- April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
- June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019
FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:
- October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
- February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019
This webinar will focus on the development and use of the all lands Pacific Northwest Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment. The presentation will cover agency policy and direction, what is risk, what data and procedures were used to conduct the...
Todd Hawbaker, Ph.D., US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Casey Teske, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
Complete and accurate burned area...
Training Dates: Sunday, April 28 to Friday, March 10, 2019
Target Audience: This training is open to all who are interested in learning about prescribed fire and utilizing it as a tool within fire-adapted...
The conference theme is "Fuels of Today - Fire Behavior of Tomorrow" Understanding Fire Behavior and Fuels for Sound Decision Making and Effective Management
This conference will provide government and nongovernment professionals at all levels a...
This conference was the brainchild of renowned plaintiff attorney Ken Roye. Ken's vision was to create a neutral and informative forum for lawyers, experts and others to share their experiences and collaborate in improving how justice is done in...
Wildfires across the United States have cost more than 100 lives and more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community. Take...
Participants will develop a legal Burn Prescription that focuses on specific goalsand objectives, for different reasons a landowner might have for managing theirproperty. Topics include: Range Management, Ground Cover Restoration, TimberManagement...
In this webinar, Dr. Kimberley Davis will examine the effects of climate on post-fire conifer regeneration and subsequent seedling and tree growth. She and her colleagues focused on lower elevation ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests to identify the...
Range management is like being a trial lawyer: you need all the evidence you can get to help you make decisions how your management and production objectives may need to change. State-and-transition simulation models are a general tool that can be used...
Presented by Travis Dotson, Analyst from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Co-sponsored by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium and the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange
Is the risk of death the same when implementing "...
The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation...
The memorial symposium honors Daniel J. Raskin, a highly skilled human factors investigator at the National Transportation Safety Board, a volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty, and a tireless advocate for safety and injury prevention....
Join the annual celebration for the oldest known living longleaf pine, learn how prescribed fire keepsthe longleaf forest healthy, and appreciate the natural beauty of the Sandhills of North Carolina.
The Meeting will include a symposium, business meeting, plenary session, technical sessions, poster session, networking social, storytelling, bingo for students, banquet dinner, awards ceremony, field trips, and a workshop.
The Meeting is an...
Session Dates: April 7-26, 2019.
The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC), located in Tallahassee, Florida, is an entity designed to give individuals an opportunity to increase their prescribed fire practitioner skills....
The Forest Stewards Guild, Tennessee Wildlife Federation, and University of the South invite you to learn how to restore native habitat and promote wildlife species through the application of controlled fire in your woodland.
The event will...
What will you learn?
This presentation introduces a new line of research in our laboratory; one examining the role that nonforest plays in the wildfire resilience of inland montane forests. In past work, we were consistently...
Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.”
Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States in 2017. The impacts of a wildfire last long after the flames are...
Join UGA Cooperative Extension for our second annual forestry and wildlife field day. The purpose of this course is to introduce forest management for wildlife. The primary goal is to focus on the relationship between timber management and the habitat...
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating...