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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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Managing Fire for Water: Lessons Learned from Watershed Protection Partnerships for Wildfire Risk Reduction

Webinar Event from Northwest Fire Science Consortium

Among the values at risk from wildfire are community drinking water supplies, as forested watersheds on public land are often a primary or significant

Bridging the research-management gap: landscape science in practice on public lands in the western United States

Authored by S.K. Carter; Published 2020

Landscape science relies on foundational concepts of landscape ecology and seeks to understand the physical, biological, and human components of ecosystems to

Repeated fire altered succession and increased fire behavior in basin big sagebrush–native perennial grasslands

Authored by L.M. Ellsworth; B. Kauffman; S.A. Reis; D. Sapsis; K. Moseley; Published 2020

The structure and composition of sagebrush-dominated ecosystems have been altered by changes in

4th Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

Workshop Event from International Association of Wildland Fire

Hard Truths, Fantastic Failures and Magnificent Successes of Cross-Boundary, Landscape Level and Community-Wide Implementation

Since the inception of The National Cohesive

WUI 2020

Conference Event from International Association of Fire Chiefs

See the website for more details, https://www.iafc.org/events/wui