Joint Fire Science Program 2019 Progress Report

TitleJoint Fire Science Program 2019 Progress Report
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2020
Authors
KeywordsJoint Fire Science Program, Technical Reports and Articles
Abstract

Congress created the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) in 1998 as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to identify and fund the research needs of the fire management community. Since that time, the JFSP has provided leadership to the fire community by identifying high-priority wildland fire science research needs that will enhance the decision making ability of fire and fuels managers, natural resource managers, and others to meet their management objectives.

This progress report highlights a small sample of those research projects. The program also meets the decision needs of those involved in developing and implementing fire-related policy. The program’s breadth of stakeholders has broadened over the years commensurate with its science mandate; however, the JFSP remains focused on actionable science and tangible outcomes that meet the needs of end users.