WWETAC Projects

Project Title: Risk science plan for the Joint Fire Science Program

Status: Completed

Principal Investigator: Charles G. "Terry" Shaw, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Prineville, OR 97754

Collaborators: John Cissel, Manager, Joint Fire Science Program, National Interagency Fire Center, Boise Idaho 83705

E-mail Contact: cgshaw[at]fs.fed.us

Description: In 2006 the multi-agency, Joint Fire Science Program asked fire managers throughout the Nation about their critical research needs. Managers overwhelmingly stated that the quantification and characterization of risk was one of the highest priorities. In response to this need, the Joint Fire Science Program, in collaboration with the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC) held two roundtables to better understand the issue of risk in relation to wildland fire management. WWETAC is building a science plan to address the wildland fire risk issues raised at the roundtables. The JFSP Governing Board intends to use this science plan to guide requests for research projects related to risk management in fiscal year 2008.

See related WWETAC project: Wildfire risk framework for strategic planning

Project ID: FY07AA30