The recording of the SFE ‘Early Implementation of the USFS Shared Stewardship Strategy in the Eastern US‘ webinar from February 3rd is now on the SFE YouTube Channel. The associated project report and website provide more information about this Joint Fire Science Program funded study.Continue Reading
This page features regionally relevant fire science news, publications, and resources. You can search for even more fire science publications in the SFE Regional Fire Science Publication Database (RFSPD).
The Call for Presentations deadline has been extended to January 31st for Pasadena.
The deadline remains January 31st for Melbourne.
At this time, it is IAWF’s intention to host the in-person conference, however, they are prepared to pivot as needed due to COVID-19.Continue Reading
Southern Research Station science helps managers and landowners create, restore, and sustain healthy forests. Despite disturbances such as climate change, wildfire, invasive species, and insects and diseases, forests can be managed successfully for multiple objectives, as our research shows.Continue Reading
A survey conducted by the NFPA asked fire departments of all sizes about their readiness and capability for suppressing wildland fires. This general topic was one of seven in the survey that was sent to more than 26,000 fire departments in the last year.Continue Reading
The new issue of the Firebird features new Stoddard Bird Lab research on the fire-dependent Frosted Elfin butterfly and declining Common Ground Dove, but also takes time to look back at decadal changes that have occurred among the birds of the Red Hills based on long-term monitoring efforts.Continue Reading
Launched in April 2020, the National Interagency Fire Center’s wildland fire open data site makes information on wildfire activity across the U.S. publicly available. During its first year, the most popular dataset—providing information on wildfire perimeters—was accessed 3 billion times. And demand for this information continues to grow. During the record-setting 2021 wildfire season, the perimeter dataset was accessed 1.2 billion times in July and August alone.Continue Reading
In the eastern U.S., a long absence of fire has shifted forests towards trees adapted to moist conditions, and away from fire-tolerant species that were historically dominant. Forest Service scientists are co-authors on a recent study to see how fire affects soils in pine barrens. The team found that repeated prescribed fire encourages drier soils that favor fire-tolerant trees. Additional management that clears other vegetation is also helpful.Continue Reading
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A selection of recent prescribed fire science publications has been compiled by NC State Extension Forestry, Southern Fire Exchange, and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists with input from researchers from around the region. These publications are particularly useful to include the most current prescribed fire science in training events such as RT-130 Annual Refreshers. Those with questions can contact Laurel Kays, email@example.com.Continue Reading