Our newsletters share recent fire science publications, resources, and news along with highlighting some of the recent work we have been doing.
NWFSC-created videos are short-form (1-6 minutes) overviews of fire science topics, presented through footage shot in the field and through the words and stories of scientists, community leaders, land managers, and more.
Fire Facts describe and define foundational fire-related terms and concepts in plain, easy-to-digest language.
An archive with links to all past NWFSC-hosted webinars.
NWFSC-created infographics aim to summarize key fire science topics or findings through visual aids like icons, graphs, charts, diagrams, and creative layout.
Dynamic and interactive presentations of fire science concepts, findings, and stories.
Our podcasts feature stories and discussions from fire science experts, journalists, and others.
Our syntheses summarize and organize the academic research on clearly defined topics to pull out themes, gaps, and common findings.
Needs assessments are the process by which we determine research needs in our region. The written reports describe the process, findings, and implications for each effort.
2-page summaries of recent research from the NW with highlighted management implications.
Our Products: Recent Additions
|Archived Webinar||Stories of Fire: Resources for Media CoveringWildfire Events and Topics in Oregon [Added: ] Media provide crucial information about wildfires and can be key messengers about fire’s role in our landscapes and communities. This summer, the Oregon State University Extension Fire Program and University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication collaboratively published a new resource guide to support effective media coverage of wildfires and related topics.|
|Archived Webinar||The Oregon State Wildfire Hazard Map [Added: ] To enhance Oregon’s wildfire resilience, the State Legislature passed the 2021 SB 762 Omnibus Wildfire Bill that enacted recommendations from the Governor’s 2019 Wildfire Council. This included a $220M investment in landscape resilience, suppression response, as well as some new regulations for the home ignition zone for community protection.|
|Infographic||Oregon Certified Burn Manager Program [Added: ] This fact sheet provides an overview of the Oregon Certified Burn Manager Program, including benefits, how it works, required and restricted actions, and links to additional resources.|
|Synthesis||Indigenous fire stewardship for fire management and ecological restoration in the Pacific Northwest: A literature synthesis and annotated bibliography [Added: ] This systematic literature review focused on the following questions: 1. What is Indigenous fire stewardship and how has it been represented in peer reviewed literature? 2. What are the salient social issues, debates, and concerns about IFS and its application to restoration management? 3. What aspects of IFS has literature in fire ecology and ecological restoration included?|
|Research Brief||Biological Disturbance Agents, Fuels, and Fire in Western Conifer Forests [Added: ] Biological disturbance agents (BDAs) can affect forest composition and structure in multiple ways, including by changing fuels in ways that affect fire risk and behavior. While some research has shown that BDAs can increase the likelihood and severity of wildfires, other research has shown the opposite.|