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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
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Exploring the social legacy of frequent wildfires: Organizational responses for community recovery following the 2018 Camp Fire

Authored by C.M. Edgeley; Published 2022

The increased global frequency and scale of impactful and destructive wildfires has necessitated the reimagination of recovery assistance in affected

“Us versus Them;” Local Social Fragmentation and Its Potential Effects on Building Pathways to Adapting to Wildfire

Authored by M. Billings; M. Carroll; T. Paveglio; K. Whitman; Published 2021

As the need for wildfire adaptation for human populations in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) intensifies

Increasing co-occurrence of fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone extremes in the western United States

Authored by D.A. Kalashnikov; J.L. Schnell; J.T. Abatzoglou; D.L. Swain; D. Singh; Published 2022

Wildfires and meteorological conditions influence the co-occurrence of multiple harmful air

Network governance in the use of prescribed fire: roles for bridging organizations and other actors in the Western United States

Authored by H.R. Huber-Stearns; A.R. Santo; C.A. Schultz; S.M. McCaffrey; Published 2021

Dangerous wildfire conditions continue to threaten people and ecosystems across the

NWFSC Research Brief #24 - Wildfire Risk in Western Oregon and Washington

Authored by N.W.Fire Scien Consortium; Published 2022

The wildfires that ignited September 7-9, 2020 (collectively named the “Labor Day Fires”) on the west side of the Oregon Cascades (Westside) were a devastating reminder that these communities and forests are

Roles and experiences of non-governmental organisations in wildfire response and recovery

Authored by R.K. Miller; K.J. Mach; Published 2021

Local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play critical roles in providing immediate relief resources and long-term recovery support for communities after a disaster. Drawing on

The importance of Indigenous cultural burning in forested regions of the Pacific West, USA

Authored by J.W. Long; F.K. Lake; R.W. Goode; Published 2021


Indigenous communities in the Pacific West of North America have long depended on fire to steward their environments, and they are increasingly asserting the

Burn severity and pre-fire seral state interact to shape vegetation responses to fire in a young, western Cascade Range forest

Authored by C.B. Halpern; J.A. Antos; Published 2022

Wildfire size and frequency are increasing across the western U.S., affecting large areas of young, second-growth forest

Post-fire landscape evaluations in Eastern Washington, USA: Assessing the work of contemporary wildfires

Authored by D.J. Churchill; S.M.A. Jeronimo; P.F. Hessburg; A. Cansler; N.A. Povak; V.R. Kane; J.A. Lutz; A.J. Larson; Published 2022

In the western US, wildfires are modifying the structure, composition,