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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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Field measurements of PM2.5 infiltration factor and portable air cleaner effectiveness during wildfire episodes in US residences

Authored by J. Xiang; C.H. Huang; J. Shirai; Y. Liu; N. Carmona; C. Zuidema; E. Austin; T. Gould; T. Larson; E. Seto; Published 2021

Wildfires have frequently occurred in the western

Historical Fire and Ventenata dubia Invasion in a Temperate Grassland

Authored by L.W. Ridder; J.A.M. Perren; L.R. Morris; B.A. Endress; R.V. Taylor; B.J. Naylor; Published 2021

Ventenata (Ventenata dubia L.) is an invasive annual grass that has rapidly expanded its range across temperate grassland and shrub-steppe ecosystems in western

Perceptions of wildland fire smoke

Authored by A. Ellison; H. Huber-Stearns; S.S. Frederick; M.R. Coughlan; S. McCaffrey; C.S. Olsen; Published 2021

With exposure to wildland fire smoke projected
to further increase (Barbero et al. 2015) there is a
clear need for efforts to better mitigate or adapt to
smoke impacts in high-risk areas. Such efforts rely