Upcoming Workshop

A Century Of Wildland Fire Research: Contributions To Long-term Approaches For Wildland Fire Management

7:45 AM Eastern - 1:00 PM Eastern
March 27, 2017
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Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

The costs of wildland fire in the United States are enormous, not only in terms of the financial impacts of fire suppression and post-fire rehabilitation of property and ecosystems, but also in terms of loss of lives, impacts on physical health of nearby communities, effects on local and regional economies from losses of revenue, and the impacts of cascading events such as landslides and flooding. Wildland fire management has become even more difficult because of increasingly dry conditions in some areas of the country and the expansion of the urban-wildland interface, among other factors. Within the federal government, for example, more than 50% of the Forest Service's annual budget was dedicated to wildland fire in 2015, up from 16% in 1995.

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Remarks from U.S. Forest Service,
Diane Smith, U.S. Forest Service

Fire Science's American Century
Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University

Future of Fire in the United States
Jennifer K. Balch, University of Colorado, Boulder

Fire regimes and the ecological role of fire in U.S. landscapes
Meg Krawchuk, Oregon State University

Predicting and mapping fire and fire effects
Mark Finney, U.S. Forest Service

Fire and fuels management: What works where?
Scott Stephens, University of California, Berkeley

Changing environmental drivers, tipping points, and resilience in fire-prone systems
Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey

Understanding the wildfire policy context: Where are we now?
Toddi Steelman, University of Saskatchewan

Community variation in relationships and response to wildland fire
Travis Paveglio, University of Idaho

Translating fire science into fire management: State of the field, challenges, and opportunities
J. Kevin Hiers, Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

Wildland fire risk perceptions and mitigation behavior
Patty Champ, U.S. Forest Service