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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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Walking with Fire: A Wildfire Documentary

Winner of the virtual film festival from the Fire Across Boundaries virtual conference

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Hot Topics

Estimating Price Dynamics in the Aftermath of Forest Disturbances: The Biscuit Fire in Southwest Oregon

Authored by J. Zhai; O.P. Kuusela; Published 2020

Catastrophic forest disturbances, such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, and hurricanes, have become more frequent in recent decades. Such disturbances can create

Crowded and Thirsty: Fire exclusion leads to greater drought sensitivity in mixed-conifer forests

Authored by F.C. Meinzer; T. Spies; A. Merschel; S. Voelker; Published 2020

Wildfires were a frequent source of dis-turbance in forests of the Western United States prior to Euro-American settle-ment. Following a

Repeated fall prescribed fire in previously thinned Pinus ponderosa increases growth and resistance to other disturbances

Authored by D.J. Westlind; B.K. Kerns; Published 2021

In western North America beginning in the late 19th century, fire suppression and other factors resulted in dense ponderosa pine (Pinus

Where and when are high severity fires more likely to occur? Predicting severe fire potential across the United States with the FIRESEV project

Webinar from LANDFIRE & The Nature Conservancy

Where and when are high severity fires more likely to occur? 

Predicting severe fire

Prescribed Burn Associations: Different Models for Different Places

Webinar from Living with Wildland Fire Virtual Shared learning Series

There is broad understanding and agreement lately that there is a need to substantially increase the use of prescribed fire to create landscape resiliency, protect communities and ensure a safe and