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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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Incorporating place-based values into ecological restoration

Authored by S.B. Wickham; S. Augustine; A. Forney; D.L. Mathews; N. Shackelford; J. Walkus; A.J. Trant; Published 2022

Knowledge of how ecocultural landscapes co-evolved, how they were shaped and maintained by local people, and what processes disturbed the landscape should inform the

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Authored by S.U. Busby; A. Holz; Published 2022

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A burning issue: Reviewing the sociodemographic and environmental justice aspects of the wildfire literature

Authored by A.S. Thomas; F.J. Escobedo; M.R. Sloggy; J.J. Sánchez; Published 2022

Larger and more severe wildfires are becoming more frequent and impacting different communities and human settlements. Much of the

Mapping the ethical landscape of wildland fire management: setting an agendum for research and deliberation on the applied ethics of wildland fire

Authored by D. Goldstein; E.B. Kennedy; Published 2022

Background: Virtually every decision within wildland fire management includes substantial ethical dimensions.

What do you mean, ‘megafire’?

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