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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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NWFSC is one of
fifteen regional exchanges
sponsored by the Joint Fire Science Program.



Funding Opportunity Announcements

Now open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020. 



Hot Topics

Riparian and adjacent upland forests burned synchronously during dry years in eastern Oregon (1650-1900 CE), USA

Authored by G.L. Harley; E.K. Heyerdahl; J.D. Johnston; D.L. Olson; Published 2020

Riparian forests link terrestrial and freshwater communities and therefore understanding the landscape context of fire

Walking through a "phoenix landscape": hiker surveys reveal nuanced perceptions of wildfire effects

Authored by A.M. Weill; L.M. Watson; A.M. Latimer; Published 2020

Public opinion of wildfire is often perceived to be negative and in support of fire suppression, even though research suggests public

Sharing Science and Lessons Learned: COVID-19 and Wildfire

Webinar Event from Southwest Fire Consortium

As COVID-19 cases and wildland fire activity increase across the country, wildland fire personnel are looking for ways to quickly identify cases and prevent the spread of the disease on the fireline. The Southwest Fire Consortium will be

Wildfire decision support tools: an exploratory study of use in the United States

Authored by C. Rapp; E. Rabung; R. Wilson; E. Toman; Published 2020

In the United States, many decision support tools exist to provide fire managers with weather and fire behaviour information to inform and facilitate risk-based decision-making.

From Parallel Play to Co-Management: Conserving Landscapes at Risk of Wildfire in the American West

Webinar Event from Ecosystem Workforce Program & NW Fire Science Consortium

Wildfire has fundamentally shaped the western landscapes we seek to conserve. It is a source of renewal and central to the functioning of many

Bioregional assessment of Northwest forests

Authored by R. Moore; G. Casamassa; Published 0

The Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Regions land management of the USDA Forest Service are pleased to introduce the Bioregional Assessment of Northwest Forests. For the last several years, in both formal and informal settings, we heard from many stakeholders that