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Northwest Fire Science Consortium
June/July 2021 Newsletter

NWFSC Highlights

View the new Fire Facts guide featuring key wildfire information, background, terminology, and resources
Publications: Published an article? Send it to us!


Videos, Webinars, Tools, and Podcasts:
  • Story Map: NWFSC Fire Facts. This Fire Facts guide was created to provide basic wildfire information, background, terminology, and resources to increase your knowledge and understanding of wildland fire and the ways we can all contribute to better fire outcomes. 
  • Story Map: 2020 Beachie Creek Fire. Created by the U.S. Forest Service, this story map focuses on the timeline, events, environmental conditions, and impact assessment process related to the Beachie Creek Fire.
  • Story Map: "A New Normal"for West-Side Fire. Learn more about the expected impacts of climate change on west-side forests in Oregon and Washington and how the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station's West-Side Fire Research Initiative is working to provide needed information and tools to managers and decision makers.
  • These Lands: The Northwest Climate Hub Podcast. A quarterly podcast focused on creative and engaging delivery of regionally relevant climate change adaptation information. Episodes dig into pressing regional climate adaptation issues and highlight useful resources, tools, and science.
  • Post-fire Salvage Logging Science Series. The publications and media in this hot topic address the effects of salvage logging on plants, biodiversity, and cavity-nesting birds. They also cover a range of research that includes the ecological impacts of salvage logging; the effects of salvage logging on soil, sediment production, mountain pine beetles, and riparian systems.

Conferences, Meetings, Workshops & Summits:
  • Forest Collaboratives Workshop Series. The Pacific Northwest Forest Collaboratives Workshop is an annual event that provides space for forest collaborative members, scientists, state and federal partners, Tribes, and others to network, share success stories, and develop solutions to forest management challenges. Follow the link for more information on this year's series, taking place virtually April - October, 2021. Recordings of past sessions are available.
  • 4th Annual Cohesive Strategy Workshop, October 4-8, 2021 in Asheville, NC.
  • 2021 Natural Areas Conference. Life from the Ashes: Exploring the Impact of Prescribed and Natural Fire on Insects and Other Invertebrates. Taking place virtually on October 19th, 2021 11am - 5pm ET.
  • 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. November 30-December 4, 2021. Miramar, FL and online.

From the News:

Opportunities:
  • Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcement. The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) beginning approximately July 2021 and remaining open 60 days. Proposals will be accepted for research on “social and ecological recovery of communities impacted by wildfire” and “collaborative development of ecosystem mapping products for fire and fuels management.”
  • The LANDFIRE team will be hosting informal "office hours" on the last Thursday of each month to offer demos and answer questions about working with the data.

COVID-19 Information and Resources:
 
Visit the NW Fire Science Consortium website for additional information and resources.


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