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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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Research/Studies

CHARACTERIZING FUELS IN WILDLANDS

Characterizing forest and rangeland vegetation, collectively known as fuels, is the critical and initial step in understanding the effects of fire in wildlands.

bullet FCCS
bullet Photo Series
bullet Digital Photo Series
bullet Fuelbed Mapping
Southeast Burning Seasons

CHARACTERIZING SMOKE FROM WILDLAND FIRES

The amount of live and dead vegetation consumed during a fire, and the rate of that consumption, is critical to estimating air quality impacts as well as the short-term effects of fire on the ecosystem.

Piles
Consume
Consume Validation
Boreal Consumption
Southern Bulk Density

FEPS
Shrubs
Regional Haze
Firefighter Health

FUEL TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS

Guidance for planning fuel treatment projects to meet the goals, such as reducing fire hazard over time, is provided through several publications and fact sheets, as well as ongoing research.


bullet Butte Falls Blowdown
bullet Publications and Projects
Tripod Project in Okanogan NF
bullet Cedar River Municipal Watershed
Effects of Burning Season in SE Forests
bullet Evaluating Alternative Fuel Treatments in South Lake Tahoe
arrow Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mitigation Activities in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
arrowDeveloping a Post-Processor to Link the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)

IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FIRE REGIMES, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
Boreal Fire History
Spatial Carbon Emissions
Western Mountain Initiative
Climate Adaptation Toolkit
bullet North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership
Fire-Insect Disturbance Impacts on Carbon Budgets
bullet Fire and Climatic Variability in the Inland Pacific Northwest

FIRE BEHAVIOR IN THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE

Studies of fire physics, and how fire behaves when moving from the wildlands into an urban environment.

arrow Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mitigation Activities in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
arrow Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS)
arrowSTANDFIRE: An IFT-DSS Module for Spatially Explicit 3D Fuel Treatment Analysis
arrowEvaluation of Optimization of Fuel Treatment Effectiveness with an Integrated Experimental/Modeling Approach

TARGETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

bulletInternational

Washington

bullet Naches Smoke Management
bullet Tripod Project in Okanogan NF
bullet Cedar River Municipal Watershed in Seattle
bullet FCCS Demonstration Project in Wenatchee NF
Fire History and Spatial Pattern in Eastern Washington

Oregon

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

Alaska

bullet Frostfire Project near Fairbanks

Eastern U.S.

bullet Savannah River Site

Consume Models in the Eastern U.S.

California

bullet FCCS Fuelbeds for Lake Tahoe Basin

bulletEvaluating Alternative Fuel Treatments for the Lake Tahoe South Shore Wildland-Urban Interface

 

DATA ARCHIVES

arrowArchival of Data from JFSP Projects Conducted by the Fire & Environmental Research Applications Team

OUTREACH AND TRAINING

Information on fire science activities, and classes on interpreting fire science and climate change, are are integral part of the research process.

bullet FIREHouse
bullet Software Tutorials
bullet Regional Fuels Workshops
bullet Classes, Presentations and Workshops

 

 

 

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