Resources

Joint Fire Science Program

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is a partnership of six Federal wildland and fire and research organizations. It was established in 1998 to provide scientific information and support for fuel and fire management programs.

Fire Effects Information System

FEIS summarizes and synthesizes research about living organisms in the United States - their biology, ecology, and relationship to fire.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Flora

Part of the Rainbow Series from the Joint Fire Science Program, this review about the effects of fire on flora and fuels can assist land managers with ecosystem and fire management planning and in their efforts to inform others about the ecological role of fire.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Fauna

Fires affect animals mainly through effects on their habitat. Fires often cause short-term increases in wildlife foods that contribute to increases in populations of some animals. Part of the Rainbow Series from the Joint Fire Science Program.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Soil and Water

Part of the Rainbow Series from the Joint Fire Science Program, this state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on soils and water can assist land and fire managers with information on the physical, chemical, and biological effects of fire needed to successfully conduct ecosystem management, and effectively inform others about the role and impacts of wildland fire.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Air

Part of the Rainbow Series from the Joint Fire Science Program, this state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices to improve air quality.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Cultural Resources and Archaeology

This state-of-knowledge review provides a synthesis of the effects of fire on cultural resources, which can be used by fire managers, cultural resource (CR) specialists, and archaeologists to more effectively manage wildland vegetation, fuels, and fire. Part of the Rainbow Series from the Joint Fire Science Program.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Fire and Nonnative Invasive Plants

This state-of-knowledge review of information on relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants.

The Nature Conservancy—Fire Learning Networks

Operating at local, regional and national levels, the U.S. Fire Learning Network seeks to overcome barriers to implementing ecologically appropriate fuels reduction and restoration projects.

NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program (I&M)

The primary role of the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program is to collect, organize, and make available natural resource data and to contribute to the Service's institutional knowledge by facilitating the transformation of data into information through analysis, synthesis, and modeling.

FRAMES

The goal of FRAMES is to provide a systematic method of exchanging information and transferring technology between wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders.

LANDFIRE

LANDFIRE provides national-level, landscape-scale geospatial fuels and vegetation products to support fire and fuels management planning.

NWCG Wildland Fire Ecology Links

Links to various ecology websites through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) web bibliography.

The FIREHouse

The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse (FIREHouse) is a web-based project providing information about fire science and technology relevant to Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.

The Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership

The Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership promotes training, education, research and collaborative projects in the area of fire ecology, especially in the Southeastern states.

NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change

NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program website is an interdisciplinary science program in NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

NPS Climate Change Response Program

The Climate Change Response Program works to foster communication, provide guidance, scientific information, and recommendations that support stewardship actions to preserve our natural and cultural heritage from the detrimental impacts of global climate change.

NPS Invasive Species Management

The National Park Service is working to manage invasive species on park lands through a suite of national and local programs, each based upon cooperation and collaboration, inventory and monitoring, prevention, early detection and rapid response, treatment and control, and restoration.

National Invasive Species Council

Federal invasive species activities and programs.

Ecological Monitoring—Environment Canada

Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, Environment Canada.