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

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In partnership with scientists and managers, we produce and sponsor videos to share information about specific topics in support of fire and fuels management.

The Benefits of Hard Decisions: Applying Lessons from Wilderness Fire 
July 21, 2020


The Benefits of Hard Decisions: Applying Lessons from Wilderness Fire

Lessons learned from wilderness fire management in the Northern Rockies. Intended to spark discussion about managing fire for resource benefit on public lands: including reasons behind using this management approach; factors that influence the ability to do so; resources and steps that support fire for resource benefit; considerations to keep in mind; and other wisdom from experts. This video is not intended to provide solutions to every issue, but to catalyze conversation.

Landscape Scale Prescribed Fire on the Payette National Forest
June 16, 2020

Landscape Scale Prescribed Fire on the Payette National Forest

After considerable planning and partnership, the Payette National Forest is leading the way in landscape-scale controlled burns. These burns aim to enhance important plant and animal habitat and reduce the risk of future wildfires to the surrounding communities. This short video outlines the process used to complete these landscape-scale burns. Funding for this video came from the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and the interagency Joint Fire Science Program.

The Berry Fire
February 14, 2018

The Berry Fire

The 2016 lightning-caused Berry Fire was the largest fire on record for Grand Teton National Park. This video, by videographer Peri Sasnett, highlights the challenges managers face in balancing ecological benefits of fire with the human inconvenience fire can cause on public lands and in nearby communities. Dramatic footage of the fire burning contrasts with lodgepole seedlings sprouting and wildlife foraging in the burned area one year later. Viewers will hear commentary from park staff and scientists about how the Berry Fire was managed, and what made this fire so unusual.

Wild Science: Wilderness and Fire
September 12, 2017


The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute presents this short film about the critical importance of wilderness fire science to understanding the complex nature of forest fires, and to informing natural resource management across all landscapes.

Braids of Truth Part 3: Collaboration Challenges

How can agencies, institutions and tribal cultures communicate about issues that relate to ecology and lifeways when the terms can mean different things? Is it learning how to talk or how to listen? This video includes footage from the NRFSN "Returning Fire to the Land - Celebrating Traditional Knowledge and Fire" field trip and workshop. Information and resources from this event can be found here.

Additional Videos

We also maintain a broad Northern Rockies-relevant Webinar & Video Archive that can be searched by presenter, date, topic, and ecosystem.

Videos recordings of presentations made during NRFSN-hosted workshops and field trips can be accessed through the following past event pages: