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The Northwest Fire Science Consortium works to accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science. We connect managers, practitioners, scientists, and local communities and collaboratives working on fire issues on forest and range lands in Washington and Oregon.

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2020 National Prescribed Fire Use Report

photo: Teresa Brennan, USGS

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Transformation of western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) tree crowns by dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium tsugense, Viscaceae)

Authored by S.J. Calkins; D.C. Shaw; Y.H. Lan; Published 2020

Dwarf mistletoes (Arceuthobium species) are arboreal, hemiparasitic plants of conifers that can change the structure and function

Pre-season fire management planning: the use of Potential Operational Delineations to prepare for wildland fire events

Authored by M. Greiner; C.A. Schultz; C. Kooistra; Published 2020

US fire scientists are developing Potential Wildfire Operational Delineations, also known as ‘PODs’, as a pre-fire season

Forest Restoration and Fuels Reduction: Convergent or Divergent?

Authored by S. L.Stephens; M.A. Battaglia; D.J. Churchill; B.M. Collins; M. Coppoletta; C.M. Hoffman; J.M. Lydersen; M.P. North; R.A. Parsons; S.M. Ritter; J.T. Stevens; Published 2021

For over 20 years, forest fuel reduction has been the dominant management action in western