Archived Webinars

Computer Models for Wildland and WUI Fires

Sponsored by NW Fire Science Consortium 2013 Webinar Series
Recorded June 6, 2013 - 11:00am
Presented by Ruddy Mell, USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab

Computer models for wildland and WUI fires

Gives an overview of the current state, limitations, and future developments in wildland and wildland-urban interface fire behavior models.

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The Economic Impact of Large Wildfires

Sponsored by Wildland Fire LLC and UO Ecosystem Workforce Program
Recorded March 20, 2013 - 12:00pm
Presented by Cassandra Moseley

The Economic Impact of Large Wildfires

Discusses findings from a recent Ecosystem Workforce Program study that examined how large fires affect local economies and jobs. Cassandra Moseley discusses how suppression spending can help mediate negative impacts of wildfires and explores factors that influence whether local businesses capture suppression spending.

Debunking social myths in wildland fire

Sponsored by Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Recorded February 27, 2013 - 12:45pm
Presented by Dr. Sarah McCaffrey

Debunking Social Myths in Wildland Fire

As more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public will be central to many efforts to minimize fire risk and improve forest health.  One barrier to effectively engaging the public may be that many of the accepted descriptions related to the public and wildfire are based primarily on conventional wisdoms that may or may not hold. 

Management of cheatgrass fuel loading in the shrub-steppe

Sponsored by Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Recorded February 12, 2013 - 12:15pm
Presented by Dr. Steven Link

Management of Cheatgrass Fuel Loading in the Shrub-Steppe

Managing cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) has been and remains a difficult matter for land and fire managers in the Columbia Basin and elsewhere in the Intermountain West.  Experiments were conducted at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia National Wildlife Refuge starting in 2002 to investigate the effect of herbicides, their concentrations, repeated herbicide application, fire, and seeding on fuel load and establishment of competitive bunchgrasses.  In addition, the relationship among community types (fuel loading) and the probability of a carrying fire was determined.