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. 


conifer seedling against burned ground
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
Landscape view of beetle-killed trees
Sep 4, 2019
Researchers presented results from a National Science Foundation-funded project studying management responses to Mountain Pine Beetle infestations in the western U.S. This research included case studies of national forests and surrounding communities that...   Read more
Jun 4, 2019
  With increases in the severity and duration of fire seasons, wildland firefighters are working longer shifts all across the west and are experiencing increased fatigue. In this webinar, Dr. Randy Brooks presented results from a survey of more than 400...   Read more
mixed severity fire
May 21, 2019
Mixed severity fire regime systems may be the most widely distributed and yet poorly understood fire regime type in western North America. This incongruity results from the diversity of forest types and fire regime attributes that are encompassed by the...   Read more
May 7, 2019
  In this webinar, Dr. Kimberley Davis examined the effects of climate on post-fire conifer regeneration and subsequent seedling and tree growth. She and her colleagues focused on lower elevation ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests to identify the climate...   Read more