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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.

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Equity and Environmental Justice in Wildfire

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Hot Topics

Comparing particulate morphology generated from human- made cellulosic fuels to natural vegetative fuels

Authored by S. Suzuki; S.L. Manzello; Published 2022

Background. In wildland–urban interface (WUI) fires, particulates from the combustion of both natural vegetative fuels and engineered cellulosic fuels may have deleterious effects on the environ- ment.

Aims. The research was conducted

Trends in forest structure restoration need over three decades with increasing wildfire activity in the interior Pacific Northwest US

Authored by M.M. Laughlin; B.J. Harvey; J.D. Bakker; D.J. Churchill; M.J. Gregory; T. DeMeo; E.C. Alvarado; Published 2022

Wildfire is a keystone ecological process in many forests worldwide, but fire exclusion and suppression have driven profound shifts in forest

Human- and lightning-caused wildland fire ignition clusters in British Columbia, Canada

Authored by S.C.P. Coogan; O. Aftergood; M.D. Flannigan; Published 2022

Wildland fire is a common occurrence in western Canada, with record-setting area burned recorded in British Columbia (BC) in the past decade. Here, we used the unsupervised machine learning algorithm HDBSCAN to identify high-density

Growing impact of wildfire on western US water supply

Authored by P.A. Williams; B. Livneh; K.A. McKinnon; W.D. Hansen; J.S. Mankin; B.I. Cook; J.E. Smerdon; A.M. Varuolo-Clarke; N.R. Bjarke; C.S. Juang; D.P. Lettenmaier; Published 2022

Streamflow often increases after fire, but the persistence of this effect and its importance to present and future regional water resources are unclear. This

The contribution of Indigenous stewardship to an historical mixed-severity fire regime in British Columbia, Canada

Authored by K. Copes-Gerbitz; L.D. Daniels; S.M. Hagerman; Published 2022

Indigenous land stewardship and mixed-severity fire regimes both promote landscape heterogeneity, and the relationship between them is an emerging area of research. In our study, we reconstructed the