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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

What is? Prescribed Fire Liability

Authored by C. Berger; Published 2020

Prescribed fire liability from escaped fire in the United States falls under one of three Standards of Care: strict liability, simple negligence, or gross negligence.

Expanding the invasion footprint: Ventenata dubia and relationships to wildfire, environment, and plant communities in the Blue Mountains of the Inland Northwest, USA

Authored by C.M. Tortorelli; M.A. Krawchuk; B.K. Kerns; Published 2020

Questions: A recently introduced non-native annual grass, Ventenata dubia

Potential COVID-19 Outbreak in Fire Camp: Modeling Scenarios and Interventions

Authored by M.P. Thompson; J. Bayham; E. Belval; Published 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic will pose unique challenges to the management of wildland
fire in 2020. Fire camps may provide an ideal setting for the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the