The Forest Fire Laboratory
in Riverside, California, is a field research facility of the
Pacific Southwest Research Station,
headquartered in Albany, California. The laboratory and
research station are part of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Wildland fires spread during the notorious Santa Ana weather;
the air pollution is among the worst in the world; and a large and
growing number of people exert increasing demands on wildlands for
a safe place to live, for water, for recreation, and for scenic beauty.
Because of its location in southern California, at the heart of these
natural resource problems, the Forest Fire Laboratory provides unique
opportunities to study a variety of related topics that have local,
national, and international importance.
Researchers at the Forest Fire Laboratory cooperate with other Forest Service
research stations and Federal agencies, State and county agencies,
universities, and private organizations.
Living With Fire in Chaparral Ecosystems: Tools for Decision Makers
The Living With Fire in Chaparral Ecosystems project is a collaborative effort by the U.S. Forest Service, the UC Berkeley Center for Forestry, the UC Riverside Center For Sustainable Suburban Development, and the San Diego Natural History Museum, under the leadership of the Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Fire Laboratory, Riverside.
Visit the Chaparral Ecosystems Project website, hosted here at the PSW Research Station.
RESEARCH TOPIC EMPHASIS AREAS
The five research units located at the
Forest Fire Laboratory
conduct research in the broad areas of Air
Quality, Fire Science,