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. 


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
Firefighters dig fireline through a forest in smoky conditions.
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