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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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NWFSC is one of
fifteen regional exchanges
sponsored by the Joint Fire Science Program.

Webinars you might have missed...

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Fieldwork from Afar: Using Remote Sensing Tools to Inventory Fuels and Fire Behavior

 Presenter: Jim Cronan, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab


3D Fuel Characterization forImproved Modeling of Wildland FireBehavior and Smoke

Presenter: Susan Prichard, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Hot Topics

An ecological perspective on living with fire in ponderosa pine forests of Oregon and Washington: Resistance, gone but not forgotten

Authored by A.G. Merschel; P.A. Beedlow; D.C. Shaw; D.R. Woodruff; H. Lee; S.P. Cline; R.L. Comeleo; K. Hagmann; M.J. Reilly; Published 2021

Wildland fires (WLF) have become more

Disturbance and Sustainability in Forests of the Western United States

Authored by T.M. Barrett; G.C. Robertsons; Published 2021

This report assesses recent forest disturbance in the Western United States and discusses implications for sustainability. Individual chapters focus on fire, drought, insects, disease, invasive plants, and

Assessment of Early Implementation of the US Forest Service’s Shared Stewardship Strategy

Webinar Event from Northwest Fire Science Consortium & Southern Rockies Fire Science Network

Researchers from Colorado State University, the University of Oregon, andthe University of Georgia are conducting a

Forest Roads and Operational Wildfire Response Planning

Authored by M.P. Thompson; B.M. Gannon; M.D. Caggiano; Published 2021

Supporting wildfire management activities is frequently identified as a benefit of forestroads. As such, there is a growing body of research into forest road planning, construction, andmaintenance to improve fire