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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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Salvage Science Summit 2

Webinar Event from Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network

Salvage Science Summit #2: Technology and Ecology

Join us for a 2-day virtual panel discussion on December 7

Persistent effects of fire severity on ponderosa pine regeneration niches and seedling growth

Authored by S.M. Owen; C.H. Sieg; P.Z. Fulé; C.A. Gehring; L. .Baggett; J.M. Iniguez; P.J. Fornwalt; M.A. Battaglia; Published 2020

Several recent studies have documented how fire severity affects the density and spatial

Spatial and temporal assessment of responder exposure to snag hazards in post-fire environments

Authored by C.J. Dunn; Published 2019

Researchers and managers increasingly recognize enterprise risk management as critical to addressing contemporary fire management challenges. Quantitative wildfire risk assessments

NWFSC Research Brief #23 - Fire and Land Cover Change in the Palouse Praire-Forest Ecotone

Authored by N.W.Fire Scien Consortium; Published 2021

The Palouse Prairie is a highly endangered ecosystem found along the Idaho–Washington border. The Palouse Prairie intermixes with the imperiled ponderosa pine savanna along this

Episodic occurrence of favourable weather constrains recovery of a cold desert shrubland after fire

Authored by A.K. Urza; P.J. Weisberg; D. Board; J.C. Chambers; S.G. Kitchen; B.A. Roundy; Published 2021

1. Key to the long-term resilience of dryland ecosystems is the recovery of foundation plant species

Communicating with the public about wildland fire preparation, response, and recovery

Authored by A. Santo; H. Huber-Stearns; H. Smith; Published 2021

This literature review synthesizes empirical research about wildland fire communication to provide practitioners, such as
land managers, public health and safety officials,