The Forest Service is the largest forestry research
organization in the world. Forest Service scientists in research
stations and fire labs across the country conduct leading research
in many fields of wildland fire science including social and economic
dimensions; atmospheric science; hazardous fuels reduction; ecosystem
restoration; and fire ecology, behavior, and chemistry. Forest Service
research has direct application to the safe and effective management
of wildland fire and helps inform policy makers, citizens, and partners.
develops science-based knowledge and tools to support federal,
tribal, state, and local agencies and their partners.