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. 


Sep 22, 2021
Webinar: Wildfire effects on microclimate conditions and seedling regeneration in Northern Rockies mixed-conifer forests Presented by Kyra Wolf, University of Montana. Climate warming and increasing frequency and severity of wildfires have the potential to...   Read more
whitebark pine snag
Feb 23, 2021
Webinar: Whitebark Pine Growth and Defense in Response to Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks  Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a critical forest species of Northern Rocky Mountain upper subalpine ecosystems, yet little is known about the physiological...   Read more
Feb 9, 2021
Webinar: Young forests and fire: Using LiDAR-imagery fusion to explore fuels and fire severity in a subalpine forest reburn Presenters: Kristin Braziunas, University of Wisconsin, and Diane Abendroth, National Park Service Landscape-scale maps of vegetation...   Read more
tree seedling in burned area
Jan 13, 2021
Presented by Camille Stevens-Rumann and hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and the Association for Fire Ecology, this webinar covered a recent review published in the Journal of Fire Ecology on tree regeneration following wildfire in the...   Read more
burned forest
Oct 21, 2020
The NRFSN partnered with Sustainable Northwest and the Northwest Fire Science Consortium to share information about a JFSP funded research project that evaluates the "work of wildfires" on the landscape and helps identify post-fire management needs....   Read more
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Apr 23, 2020
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) Forestry Division to share information about the development of a statewide wildfire risk assessment. The risk assessment will...   Read more
Bob Keane observes an old growth ponderosa pine with an indian bark peel in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
Mar 24, 2020
Dr. Robert Keane presented results from several studies on a retrospective journey through 30 years of whitebark pine and wilderness fire research in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.  This webinar was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire,...   Read more
Example of Photoload fuel loadings
Feb 18, 2020
Wildland fire researchers and fire managers need better estimates of surface fuel loadings but getting accurate estimates takes time and resources. A relatively new fuel sampling system, called the photoload sampling technique, has been developed to quickly...   Read more
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Feb 5, 2020
In this webinar, Matt Jolly (Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station) presented updates, structure and function of the current version of the US National Fire Danger Rating System, NFDRS2016. Webinar Recording To stay...   Read more
Fire spread model graphic
Jan 22, 2020
This webinar provided an introduction and overview of the FlamMap modeling system and its capabilities. FlamMap is a fire analysis desktop application that runs in a 64-bit Windows Operating System environment. The FlamMap fire mapping and analysis system (...   Read more