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Fire & Fuel Management Strategies

Research Brief Description

Linking Field-based and Experimental Methods to Quantify, Predict, and Manage Fire Effects on Cultural Resources

Bark beetle outbreaks in lodgepole pine

Lodgepole pine forest host characteristics influence mountain pine beetle outbreak severity in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

California tree mortality

Changes in fuel loading and conifer mortality risk factors due to bark beetles and drought in California.

Camp Swift research burns

The overall goal for the project is to evaluate the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS), a physics-based fire behavior model, using data collected in a full-scale prescribed fire setting.

Climate Change on Global Fire Danger

Wildfires occur at the intersection of dry weather, available fuel, and ignition sources. Weather is the most variable and largest driver of regional burned area.

Coarse-Scale Spatial Data

Coarse-Scale Spatial Data for Wildland Fire and Fuel Management: A coarse scale assessment and mapping effort was initiated to support national-level fire planning and risk assessments.

Douglas-fir and Fire Predicting Post-fire Douglas-fir Beetle Attacks and Tree Mortality in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Duff Mounds Prescribed Burning: Can We Do It Without Killing the Trees We Are Trying to Save?
Evaluating Fuel Treatment Effectiveness

Using STANDFIRE to test whether fuel treatments are effective in changing fire behavior


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FFI: Ecological Monitoring

FFI is an ecological monitoring software application designed to assist managers with collection, storage and analysis of ecological information.

Fire Management, Zambia

Fire Management and Fire Use Assessment of Eastern Province, Zambia

Fire Severity Classification Classifying Fire Severity Based on simulated surface fuel combustion and heat transfer
Fire Weather Alert System

The Fire Weather Alert System (FWAS) has been designed to warn on-the-ground firefighters of dangerous weather conditions in their area.

Fire: A Vaccine for the Forest?

The impact of fire on conifer defenses .


FireFamilyPlus supports the spectrum of fire weather/fire danger/fire climate/fire occurrence analysis tools required by fire managers to successfully use the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS).

Firefighter Safety

Perhaps one of the most critical decisions made by firefighters during daily fire management operations is the identification of suitable safety zones.


A fire severity mapping system for real time fire management application and long-term planning.

Foliar Moisture Content

Analyzing the ‘spring dip’ in foliar moisture content and its relationship to crown dire activity in the Great Lakes

Fuel PARticle DYnamics (FPARDY)

The research project presented here, labeled FPARDY (Fuel PARticle DYnamics), is one of many new efforts to explore surface fuel characteristics at the particle, layer, and fuelbed levels across ma


FuelCalc is a desktop software application for determining changes in surface and crown fuel loading after thinning, pruning, piling and/or prescribed fire.


Monitoring surface and canopy fuel conditions after stand-replacing disturbance events in northern Rocky Mountain ecosystems.


An overview of LANDFIRE organization, processes, and products

LANDFIRE Prototype

The Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) Prototype Project that developed the tools, protocols, methods, and data products for the National LANDFIRE Project.


LANDFIRE After Action Review and Scoping In Preparation for Comprehensive Remapping

Lodgepole Pine Restoration

Using silvicultural treatments and prescribing burning to restore multi-aged lodgepole pine forests

Lubrecht Fire-Fire Surrogate Study

Fuel treatment impacts in ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir forests in the Northern Rockies.

Mountain Pine Beetle

Quantifying the Potential Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle on Wildland Fire Behavior

Old Tree Responses

Long-term growth responses to stand density reduction treatments in mature pine forests of California

Ponderosa Pine Restoration at Lick Creek

Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest: 25-year fire and cutting effects on vegetation and fuels

Post-fire Tree Mortality

Delayed Tree Mortality Following Fire in Western Conifers

Predicting tree growth and beetle susceptibility after fire

We are creating tools to inform post-fire decisions that predict post-fire growth rates and mortality levels due to fire alone or fire+beetle for ponderosa pine (PP) and Douglas-fir (DF). The models in the tools will account for tree size, fire injury, site productivity, changes in competition, and beetle pressure. The project will also validate and update current FVS post-fire growth predictions.

Reintroducing Fire

Mitigating old tree mortality in long-unburned, fire-dependent forests

Soil Heating and Fire Effects

Soil heating and fire effects resulting from in situ oil spill burning.

U.S. Wildfires

A Spatial Database of U.S. Wildfires

Wildfire effects in grand fir-hemlock forests

Grand fir and western hemlock mortality and regeneration dynamics after wildfire and salvage.