Objectives - This event was designed to create dialogue among scientists and managers and to put fire ecology research in the context of real-life limitations and situations that influence decision making and planning.
Topics discussed - Fire...Read more
Following the 2005 School Fire that burned about 50,000 acres of forests and grasslands on the Umatilla National Forest, Washington, managers wanted to limit weed spread and soil erosion in severely burned areas. Various mulch treatments (wheat...Read more
Wildland fuels may be the most important consideration in fire management, not just because they are important inputs for predicting fire behavior (i.e., how fast and intense a fire gets), but also because fuels are the only factor that can...Read more
Over the past several decades, increases in area burned in the western U.S. have caused considerable concern about forest resilience following large wildfires. This concern is especially pronounced in dry mixed-conifer forests, where the combined...Read more
The kickoff topic for this Network of Fire Science Champions call was Ushering in a New Age of Wildland Fuel Science presented by Bob Keane, Research Ecologist, Missoula Fire Sciences Lab. Bob talked about his new book, Wildland Fuels Fundamentals...Read more
The Wildfire Risk and Fuel Treatment Analysis Workshop was organized to build capacity in conducting wildfire risk assessments using the best tools and science available to inform fire and fuels management decisions. The workshop introduced...Read more
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium were pleased to host a webinar with Sean Parks, Landscape Ecologist with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (ALWRI).
This webinar was recorded. Scroll...Read more
The January 8, 2015 Network of Fire Science Champions call included discussions on -
Effects of past fires on the severity of subsequent fires
Post-fire planning and salvage logging
Updates on the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network's...Read more
Scientists and managers met at the Idaho City Ranger District on September 17th for field tours and discussions of the challenges and lessons learned managing ponderosa pine forests after fire exclusion.
Many fuel treatment sites were visited and...Read more
The 40 Years of Wilderness Fire tield trip was held during the Large Wildland Fires Conference in Missoula, MT, co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association for Wildland Fire.
Field Trip Summary - 40 Years of...Read more