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The primary objective of the National Landslide Hazards Program is to reduce long-term losses from landslide hazards by improving our understanding of the causes of ground failure and suggesting mitigation strategies.

The mission of the Human Performance Research, Development & Application (RD&A) is to improve the health, safety, performance, and resilience of the Forest Service at individual, team, and organizational scales. Its objective reflects…

At Action Design, we help people build working relationships that sustain high levels of trust, commitment, and learning so that they are able to master their toughest challenges. We believe the work of leadership at all levels is accomplished in…

USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), in conjunction with the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest (PSW) Region, has developed several new products for understanding and forecasting the probability of large wildland fires on all land…

Fire resistance traits drive tree species composition in surface‐fire ecosystems, but how they covary at different scales of variation and with the environment is not well documented. We assessed the covariation of bark thickness (BT), tree height,…
Author(s): Thibaut Fréjaville, Albert Vilà‐Cabrera, Thomas Curt, Christopher Carcaillet

This guide was developed to help identify Culturally Peeled Trees. Culturally Peeled Trees are a specific type of Culturally Modified Tree. The term is used to describe the mostly pre-reservation practice by aboriginal or native people of '…
Author(s): Marcy Reiser, Laurie S. Huckaby

We conducted bird surveys in 10 of the first 11 years following a mixed-severity fire in a dry, low-elevation mixed-conifer forest in western Montana, United States. By defining fire in terms of fire severity and time-since-fire, and then comparing…
Author(s): Richard L. Hutto, David A. Patterson

Effective July 1, 2018, the Society for Organizational Learning North America will join forces with and formally transition into the Systems Leadership Institute. This change represents a next step in an ongoing journey of evolution going back…

The Fire Severity Mapping System project (FIRESEV) is geared toward providing fire managers across the western United States critical information about the potential ecological effects of wildland fire at multiple levels of thematic, spatial, and…

The LLC is a cutting-edge knowledge resource center for the entire wildland fire community. The LLC provides innovative strategies, processes and tools to assist the entire wildland fire community in performing more safely and effectively—using both…

FIREMON: Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory System is an agency independent plot level sampling system designed to characterize changes in ecosystem attributes over time. The system consists of: a sampling strategy manual, standardized sampling…

Management practices since the late 19th century, including fire exclusion and harvesting, have altered the structure of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex P. Lawson & C. Lawson) dominated forests across the western United States. These…
Author(s): Michael A. Battaglia, Benjamin Gannon, Peter M. Brown, Paula J. Fornwalt, Anthony S. Cheng, Laurie S. Huckaby

The United States and Alaska is divided into 11 Geographic Areas for the purpose of incident management and mobilization of resources (people, aircraft, ground equipment). Within each Area, an interagency Geographic Area Coordinating Group (GACG),…

The job of wildland firefighting can often be stressful and sometimes traumatic. In the wildland fire environment, conditions can take a toll on mental health. It is vital to mental fitness to address feeling overwhelmed by stress and trauma before…

FireStem is a computer model designed to aid fire managers in predicting tree mortality based on fire behavior and intensity. The eventual goal is to produce mortality predictions based on fuel information, moisture, and fire behavior for a…

LANDFIRE is an ongoing research project and database that contains geospatial data products that describe existing vegetation composition and structure, potential vegetation, surface and canopy fuel characteristics, historical fire regimes, and fire…

While many wildfires cause little damage to the land and pose few threats to fish, wildlife and people downstream, some fires create situations that require special efforts to prevent further problems after the fire. Loss of vegetation exposes soil…

This chapter is within  a book by Walker and Steffen that presents a collection of essays by leading authorities who address the current state of knowledge. The chapters bring together the early results of an international scientific research…

The intent of this resource is to provide a library of information on significant wildland fire events in order to assist individuals who want to conduct staff rides to those sites and to provide a reference source for individuals who want to…

Front line firefighters have another tool that provides a way to be heard and get unsafe situations resolved. SAFENET is a form, and process, that has been in demand by firefighters themselves. It's a method for reporting and resolving safety…