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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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Eastern WA Collaborative Learning Exchange

Event from Sustainable NW and NWFSC

The Eastern Washington Collaborative Exchange will be held Tuesday, November 5th in Wenatchee, WA

Using mental models to understand trade-offs in wildfire risk mitigation

Authored by M. Hamilton; Published 2019

Throughout much of the Pacific Northwest, the interplay between environmental and social change not only contributes to wildfire risk, but also complicates efforts to mitigate it. As fire-prone landscapes become increasingly economically and culturally diverse, wildfire risk mitigation decisions have implications for a correspondingly broader set of values, resulting in greater potential for trade-offs (that is, actions that enhance some values but adversely affect others)....

NWFSC Fire Facts: What is? Wildfire Smoke

Authored by N.Fire Scien Consortium; Published 2019

Wildfire smoke is typically a mixture of water vapor, gases, fine particles, and trace minerals from burning fuels like trees and vegetation, other organic components, and, sometimes, building materials. Fire Facts: What is? Wildfire Smoke