USDA Forest Service
 

Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team

 
 

Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Research Partners

FERA research is conducted in partnership with a great many governmental and non-governmental agencies. These partnerships increase both the chances for successful field work and the opportunities to transfer technology directly to those who can make the most use of it. It assures that our research is relevant across a wide spectrum of users. These partners are listed in no particular order.

The designation of (C) means the project is currently under development as of January 22, 2013.

Governmental Partners

 

National Fire Plan

Consume 3.0 (C)

Fuel Characteristic Classification System (C)

Natural Fuels Photo Series (C)

Regional Haze

Wildland-Urban Fire Dynamics Simulator (C)

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We acknowledge funding from the Joint Fire Science Program for these projects:

CURRENT PROJECTS

Developing a Post-Processor to Link the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)

Evaluation of Optimization of Fuel Treatment Effectiveness with an Integrated Experimental/Modeling Approach

Smoke Consequences of IPCC's Scenarios Projected Climate and Ecosystem Changes in the US: Review Paper

Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation

STANDFIRE: An IFT-DSS Module for Spatially Explicit, 3D Fuel Treatment Analysis

Archival of Data from JFSP Projects Conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team

Crown Fire Behavior Characteristics and Prediction in Conifer Forests:A State of Knowledge Synthesis

Does Season of Burning Affect Fuel Dynamics in Southeastern Forests?

How Do Pile Age and Season of Burning Influence Combustion and Fire Effects?

Public Perceptions of Smoke: Contrasting Tolerance Amongst WUI and Urban Communities in the Interior West and the Southeastern United States

Re-Measurement of Fuels and Stand Structure 13 Years After Logging of the Summit Fire, Malheur National Forest, Eastern Oregon

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Project Title Final Report Additional Publications or Databases
CLIMATE    
Fire and Climate Variability in the Inland Pacific Northwest Integrating Science and Management

PDF document

(2005)

PDF document JFSP Brief
FUEL CHARACTERIZATION    
Natural Fuels Photo Series *    
Digital Photo Series PDF document  
Hurricane Photo Series PDF document  
     
     
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS    
Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions from Landscape-Scale Burns in Eastern Hardwoods PDF document  
 

PDF document (2011)

Chasing Flame: Gauging Smoke Production and Forest Floor Consumption in Boreal Ecosystems PDF document
Consume 3.0 PDF document  
Enhancing the Online Hand-Piled Fuels Biomass Calculator    
Estimating the Biomass of Hand-Piled Fuels for Smoke Management Planning*    
Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions from Landscape-Scale Burns in Eastern Hardwoods    
Validation of Fuel Consumption Models for Smoke Management Planning in the Eastern Regions of the United States    
Southern Bulk Density    
     
     
FIRE HISTORY    
Compiling, Synthesizing and Analyzing Existing Boreal Forest Fire History Data ain Alaska

PDF document

(2011)

 
     
Field Training Workshops PDF document  
FIREHouse PDF document  
Fuel Characteristic Classification System PDF document  
   
Do Fuel Treatments Reduce Fire Severity? Evaluating Treatment Effectiveness in the 2006 Tripod Complex Fire PDF document  
     
     
     
     
     
     
TRAINING    
     

 

Boreal Consumption

Climate Variability

Consume 3.0

Digital Photo Series *

Do Fuel Treatments Reduce Fire Severity? Evaluating Treatment Effectiveness in the 2006 Tripod Complex Fire

Enhancing the Online Hand-Piled Fuels Biomass Calculator

Estimating the Biomass of Hand-Piled Fuels for Smoke Management Planning*

Field Training Workshops

FIREHouse

Fuel Characteristic Classification System *

Fuel Consumption and Flammability Thresholds in Shrub-Dominated Ecosystems

Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions from Landscape-Scale Burns in Eastern Hardwoods

Hurricane Photo Series

Landscape Analysis of Fuel Treatment Longevity and Effectiveness in the 2006 Tripod Complex Fires

 

Shrubs

Software Tutorials

 

* = Development continues on these projects

Log of the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center Understanding and Quantifying Fire Risk at the Watershed and Landscape Scale: Effectiveness and Public Acceptance of Fuels Treatments Including Associated Costs and Benefits

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Natural Fuels Photo Series

Developing FCCS Fuelbeds for the Angora Fire Region

Evaluating Alternative Fuel Treatments in the South Shore Wildland Urban Interface

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke, and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation (C)

USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Boreal Consumption

CLIMET

Natural Fuels Photo Series

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

Validation of Fuel Consumption Models for Smoke Management Planning in the Eastern Regions of the United States

Landscape Analysis of Fuel Treatment Longevity and Effectiveness in the 2006 Tripod Complex Fires

Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke, and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation (C)

USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Fuel Characteristic Classification System (C)

Southern Bulk Density

Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke, and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation (C)

 

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Validation of Fuel Consumption Models for Smoke Management Planning in the Eastern Regions of the United States

Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke, and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation (C)

USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region

Shrubs

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region

Fuel Characteristic Classification System (C)

Do Fuel Treatments Reduce Fire Severity? Evaluating Treatment Effectiveness in the 2006 Tripod Complex Fire

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

 

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region

Shrubs

Developing FCCS Fuelbeds for the Angora Fire Region

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

USDA Forest Service, Southern Region

Hurricane Photo Series

Natural Fuels Photo Series

Southern Bulk Density

USDA Forest Service, International Programs

International

Natural Fuels Photo Series

USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry

International

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (**)

Boreal Consumption

Butte Falls Blowdown Project (C)

Consume 3.0 (C)

Developing FCCS Fuelbeds for the Angora Fire Region

FIREHouse

Frostfire

Fuel Characteristic Classification System (C)

Natural Fuels Photo Series (C)

Shrubs

Workshops

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Boreal Consumption

Boreal Fire History

CLIMET

FIREHouse

Hurricane Photo Series

Natural Fuels Photo Series

Shrubs

Southern Bulk Density

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Boreal Consumption

Boreal Fire History

Hurricane Photo Series

Natural Fuels Photo Series

Shrubs

Southern Bulk Density

Spatial Quantification of Carbon Emissions from Wildfire

Fire and Insect Disturbance Impacts on Carbon Budget

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Fuelbed Mapping

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Natural Fuels Photo Series
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CLIMET

FIREHouse

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

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U.S. Department of Defense

Fuel Characteristic Classification System

Natural Fuels Photo Series

Shrubs

Wildland Fuels Inventory on Moody Air Force Base (C)

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mitigation Activities in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) (C)

Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS) (C)

State of Alaska

Boreal Fire History

Frostfire

State of Hawaii Natural Fuels Photo Series

Brazil's National Institute of Space Research

International
Canadian Forestry Service

Frostfire

Development of Decision Products for Spatial Quantification of Carbon Emissions from Wildfire for North America

Nongovernmental Partners

Bolivian Institute of Forest Research International
City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed Fire Hazard Assessment
Colorado State University Wildland Urban Interface Fire Decision Support Model (WFDS) (C)
East Bay Regional Parks District Natural Fuels Photo Series
Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza., A.C. International
Michigan Tech Research Institute

Spatial Quantification of Carbon Emissions from Wildfire

Development of Decision Products for Spatial Quantification of Carbon Emissions from Wildfire for North America

Rochester Institute of Technology Wildland Urban Interface Fire Decision Support Model (WFDS) (C)
San Jose State University Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke, and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation (C)
The Nature Conservancy

Workshops

Natural Fuels Photo Series

University of Alaska

Boreal Fire History

Frostfire

University of Brasilia Natural Fuels Photo Series
University of British Columbia CLIMET
University of Guadalajara International
University of Idaho Public Perceptions of Smoke: Evaluating Regional Variations Via a Comparison of the Interior West and the Southeastern United States
University of Maryland

Fire and Insect Disturbance Impacts on Carbon Budget

Development of Decision Products for Spatial Quantification of Carbon Emissions from Wildfire for North America

University of Montana

CLIMET

Data Set for Fuels, Fire Behavior, Smoke, and Fire Effects Model Development and Evaluation (C)

University of the State of Sao Paulo

International

 

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University of Washington

All research projects
West Virginia University

CLIMET

Climate Variability

Yale University Boreal Fire History

** many projects under auspices of the BLM Alaska Fire Service

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