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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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JFSP Regions


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

In case you missed the webinar:

Developing a Social Vulnerability Index for Wildfire in Oregon

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Flyer description of webinar with details

Hot Topics

Wildfire plumes in the Western US are reaching greater heights and injecting more aerosols aloft as wildfire activity intensifies

Authored by T.Y. Wilmot; D.V. Mallia; A.G. Hallar; J.C. Lin; Published 2022

By producing a frst-of-its-kind, decadal-scale wildfre plume rise climatology in the Western U.S. and Canada

Professional wildfire mitigation competency: a potential policy gap

Authored by R.K. Miller; F. Richter; M. Theodori; M.J. Gollner; Published 2022

Studies show that effective strategies to mitigate the risk of structural damage in wildfires include defensible spaces and home hardening. Structures in the western United States are

Modern Pyromes: Biogeographical Patterns of Fire Characteristics across the Contiguous United States

Authored by M.E. Cattau; A.L. Mahood; J.K. Balch; C.A. Wessman; Published 2022

In recent decades, wildfires in many areas of the United States (U.S.) have become larger and more frequent with

Priorities and Effectiveness in Wildfire Management: Evidence from Fire Spread in the Western United States

Authored by A.J. Plantinga; R. Walsh; M. Wibbenmeyer; Published 2022

Costs offighting wildfires have increased substantially over the past severaldecades. Yet surprisingly little is known about the

Restoration and fuel hazard reduction result in equivalent reductions in crown fire behavior in dry conifer forests

Authored by S.M. Ritter; C.M. Hoffman; M.A. Battaglia; T.B. Jain; Published 2022

Over the past several decades, the management of historically frequent-fire forests in the western United

A Characterization of Fire-Management Research: A Bibliometric Review of Global Networks and Themes

Authored by C. Neger; L.Daniel Rosas-Paz; Published 2022

Although humans have interacted with wildfires for millennia, a science-based approach to fire management has evolved in recent decades. This paper

Human Fire Use and Management: A Global Database of Anthropogenic Fire Impacts for Modelling

Authored by J.D.A. Millington; O. Perkins; C. Smith; Published 2022

Human use and management of fire in landscapes have a long history and vary globally in purpose and impact. Existing local research on how people use and manage