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

 

This is Day 2 of a 3-day webinar series focused on Wildland Firefighter Health brought to you by several of the Joint Fire Science Program's Exchanges. It deals with topics such as stress, PTSD, and moral injury all in how they specifically affect wildland firefighters.

This is Day 1 of a 3-day webinar series focused on firefighter health organized by several of the Joint Fire Science Program exchanges. It covers several recent studies specific to wildland firefighters on reproductive health, nutrition, sleep patterns, and smoke exposure.

For the USDA Forest Service, wilderness fire management began in the Northern Rockies. Explore the history of wilderness fire management through nationally significant case studies in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Hear interviews from retirees Orville Daniels, Dick Bahr, and Laurie Kurth, and scientist Mark Finney, who use the Bad Luck (1972), Canyon Creek (1988), Yellowstone (1988) and Howling (1994) fires to share lessons learned and describe how these fires shaped fire use and national fire policy.

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.

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.

Video on perspectives in wilderness fire and long-duration fire management (21min 17 sec)

Part of the session entitled "Wilderness fire management: Easier now or later?"

Video on wilderness fire management in Forest Service (9 min)

Cameron Naficy (Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia) addressed ecological dynamics and resilience mechanisms in mixed-severity fire regime ecosystems and characterized changes in fire regime and landscape vegetation along a gradient of fire frequencies (20:46 minutes).

Kimberley Davis (Postdoctoral Scientist, W. A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana) discussed recent research addressing how annual climate limits post-fire seedling establishment and how climate suitability for post-fire recruitment has changed over time (17:37 minutes).