A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

In partnership with scientists and managers, we develop and sponsor webinars and web discussions. Webinars and interactive web discussions provide a forum for sharing information about specific topics or scientific resources in support of fire and fuels management.

We also maintain a Northern Rockies-relevant Webinar & Video Archive that can be searched by presenter, date, topic, and ecosystem. At this time, we are in-process of scheduling upcoming webinars.


May 7, 2019
  When: May 7, 2019,12:00-1:00PM MtnPresenter: Dr. Kimberley T. Davis, University of Montana In this webinar, Dr. Kimberley Davis will examine the effects of climate on post-fire conifer regeneration and subsequent seedling and tree growth. She and her colleagues...   Read more
mixed severity fire
May 21, 2019
When: May 21, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM MtnPresenter: Dr. Cameron Naficy, University of British Columbia Register for webinar Mixed severity fire regime systems may be the most widely distributed and yet poorly understood fire regime type in western North America. This...   Read more
Jun 4, 2019
  When: June 4, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM MtnPresenter: Dr. Randy Brooks, College of Natural Resources, University of IdahoRegister for the webinar With increases in the severity and duration of fire seasons, wildland firefighters are working longer shifts all across the...   Read more


Mar 21, 2019
  Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, during wildland fire management assignments across the U.S. each year. In this webinar, Kathleen Navarro, PhD, presented on a recent Joint Fire Science Program study...   Read more
BehavePlus Logo
May 9, 2018
A new version of BehavePlus, one of the most widely used fire behavior modeling systems in the U.S., was released in February 2018. This version includes improved estimates of both flanking fire behavior and probability of containment. New features include...   Read more
Dec 4, 2017
For millennia, many tribes across North America used fire to promote valued resources. Sharing our collective understanding of fire effects and fire management strategies, derived from both traditional and western knowledge systems, can benefit landscapes and...   Read more
Nov 15, 2017
This webinar highlighted results from a study on the effects of fuel treatments and previously burned areas on subsequent fire management costs. Presenter Kevin Barnett and his colleagues, Helen Naughton, Sean Parks, and Carol Miller, built models explaining...   Read more
Sara McAllister and a fire whirl
May 2, 2017
This webinar goes through some of the new and exciting fundamental research being conducted by the Forest Service at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. This webinar was recorded. Scroll down for recording. About half of the Forest Service budget is spent...   Read more
Apr 19, 2017
LandscapeMap.jpg What do you do if you’re a land manager who needs consistent, current, cross-boundary datasets, but the available data do not meet your needs? Modify the data. In this webinar, Kori Blankenship, Fire...   Read more
May 3, 2016
All ecosystems are dynamic, changing due to growth, succession and disturbances. Modeling large landscapes in the United States requires the collective knowledge of experienced and knowledgeable vegetation and fire experts. This webinar was recorded. Scroll...   Read more
Feb 22, 2016
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and Northwest Fire Science Consortium teamed up with Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) staff to introduce new fire regime products and demonstrate new search functions to inform fire management planning and...   Read more
Hillside burned by School fire
Apr 29, 2015
Following the 2005 School Fire that burned about 50,000 acres of forests and grasslands on the Umatilla National Forest, Washington, managers wanted to limit weed spread and soil erosion in severely burned areas. Various mulch treatments (wheat straw, wood...   Read more
Forest slash fuels
Apr 14, 2015
Wildland fuels may be the most important consideration in fire management, not just because they are important inputs for predicting fire behavior (i.e., how fast and intense a fire gets), but also because fuels are the only factor that can effectively be...   Read more