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Our photographs represent research, presentations, award ceremonies, fire simulations, tours, and educational events. Click on an image to see a larger view and description. Browse related images by tags. Photos are provided by the USDA and Forest Service unless otherwise noted.

Project work using a sand based burner
Maintaining the Passionate Creek Weir
Sanding and preparing tree cookies
Charlotte Reed
Collecting fuel samples to determine moisture content at the base of a Jeffrey pine tree immediately before the prescribed burn.
STIX project work
STIX project field work
Airborne Laboratory. Gas and particle measurement instruments and flight scientists on the U.S. Forest Service Region 4 Twin Otter aircraft.
Penny Morgan and Lauren Miller counting fire scars on a ponderosa pine tree in Idaho.
Burning a masticated fuelbed in the burn chamber of the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
View a wildfire at a distance
Assessing a fire-scarred lodgepole pine tree
Convection heat transfer requires flames to contact adjacent fuels. Discontinuous fuels (e.g. shrub and tree canopies) require flames to extend across gaps between fuel clusters. The vertical flame wall with its high sample rate heat flux sensors (shown) and thermocouples are used to describe flame turbulence and thus the flame position and duration. Diffusion flames are produced using buoyantly neutral ethylene fuel gas.
An instrumented fuel bed composed of laser-cut cardboard. These uniform fuel beds are burned in the wind tunnel to determine rate of spread and other physical characteristics of fire.
demonstrates use of the glowing radiant panel. Surrounded by reflections from elliptical mirrors, the panel allows researchers to examine the effects of radiant heat on ignition rates.
(Credit: Photo courtesy of Richard Barnes / OTTO)
Measuring water potential
Measuring resin flow
clockwise from upper left: Dan Jimenez assists with a prescribed burn in Georgia pine forests.; A prescribed fire is lit from the road in the burn unit. Elliot Conrad also assists with the burns.
(Credit: Matt Jolly)
Prescribed burn, Mink Peak, Lolo National Forest
View from a treated stand
Prescribed burn, Mink Peak, Lolo National Forest
Fall colors and flame, prescribed burn, Mink Peak, Lolo National Forest
Prescribed burn, Mink Peak, Lolo National Forest
Bear marking on whitebark