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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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JFSP Regions


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

Join us at the 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium

March 18-20, 2020 in Bend, OR


This Symposium is proceeded by the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council meeting also held in Bend, March 17-18

Hot Topics

Weather, Risk, and Resource Orders on Large Wildland Fires in the Western US

Authored by J. Bayham; Published 2020

Our results suggest that weather is a primary driver of resource orders over the course of extended attack efforts on large fires. Incident Management Teams (IMTs) synthesize information about weather, fuels, and order

Strategies for increasing Rx fire application on federal lands from case studies in the US West

Webinar from Northwest Fire Science Consortium and Southern Rockies Fire Science Network

Courtney Schultz associate professor of forest and natural resource policy at Colorado State University and director of the Public Lands

Twenty‐five years of the Northwest Forest Plan: what have we learned?

Authored by T.A. Spies; Published 2019

The Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) has guided the management of 17 federal forests in the US Pacific Northwest for the past 25 years. The existing management plans for these national forests – which were amended by the NWFP – are

Short- and long-term effects of ponderosa pine fuel treatments intersected by the Egley Fire Complex, Oregon, USA

Authored by J.M. Dodge; Published 2019


Fuel treatments are widely used to alter fuels in forested ecosystems to

Effects of scale on remote sensing assessments of burn severity in a ponderosa pine forests

Webinar from Northwest Fire Science Consortium

Jessie M. Dodge in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID presented on "Effects of scale on remote sensing assessments of burn severity

Cost-effective fuel treatment planning: a theoretical justification and case study

Authored by J. Kreitler; Published 2019

Modelling the spatial prioritisation of fuel treatments and their net effect on values at risk is an important area for applied work as economic damages from wildfire continue to grow. We model and