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

Webinar & Video Archive

In addition to NRFSN-sponsored webinars and videos, the NRFSN catalogs Northern Rockies-relevant webinars and videos produced by other entities. This webinar archive can be searched by presenter, date, topic, and/or ecosystem type. The archive includes recordings from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), the Wildand Fire Lessons Learned Center (WFLLC), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and other JFSP fire science exchanges.

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Millions of acres of fuels reduction treatments are being implemented each year in the fire adapted forests of the US. Typical these fuel reduction treatments target small diameter trees for removal producing large amounts of unmerchantable woody...
Presenter(s): Zander Evans
Date: November 27, 2018
Type: Webinar
Mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonusponderosae; MPB) are causing extensive mortality of whitebarkpine (Pinusalbicaulis) throughout the species’srange. In the highest mountains where these trees grow, they reach alpine treeline–the climatic boundary...
Presenter(s): Colin T. Maher
Date: November 15, 2018
Type: Webinar
The Reburn Project was motivated by a need to better understand wildfires as a type of fuel reduction treatment and to assess the impacts of fire suppression on forested landscapes. The original JFSP task statement (Influence of past wildfires on...
Presenter(s): Susan J. Prichard, Robert W. Gray, Paul F. Hessburg, Nicholas A. Povak, R. Brion Salter, Camille Stevens-Rumann
Date: November 15, 2018
Type: Webinar
As three major fires blaze in California, we consider some of their causes, both human and meteorological. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has been filming a NOVA documentary on megafires and witnessed the Camp Fire not long after it began. He...
Presenter(s): William Brangham
Date: November 14, 2018
Type: Video
Unmanned Aircraft, commonly called “Drones,” are being used more and more for public safety, research, etc. Falling prices, rising capabilities, and a favorable regulatory framework are all fueling this growth. Let’s look at actual, real-world,...
Presenter(s): Mike Fontenot
Date: November 12, 2018
Type: Webinar
In 2017, approximately 57.3 million gallons of retardant was loaded onto airtankers. Of that, approximately 19 million gallons were dropped onto NFS lands. The use of fire chemicals is not without controversy. This presentation will summarize the...
Presenter(s): Shirley Zylstra
Date: November 8, 2018
Type: Seminar
Wildfire has historically played an important role in the health and structure of Oregon's dry forests. Prescribed fire is a valuable tool  used to restore forest health, increase firefighter safety, and better protect nearby human resources in...
Presenter(s): Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Date: November 6, 2018
Type: Video
Coupled fire-atmosphere models intended to be used for landscape-scale fires (domains of hundreds of meters to 10s of kilometers), typically divide the simulation domain up into a mesh of grid cells and these grid cells typically range in size from...
Presenter(s): Scott L. Goodrick
Date: November 1, 2018
Type: Seminar
Unlike the predictable vegetation and ecosystem changes typical after wildfire or timber harvesting, the outcomes of insect outbreaks remain poorly understood. Historic forest management alters stand structure, species composition and tree...
Presenter(s): Charles C. Rhoades, Robert M. Hubbard, K. Elder, Kristen Pelz, Paula J. Fornwalt, Michael A. Battaglia, B. Collins, Daniel B. Tinker
Date: October 30, 2018
Type: Webinar
This research examines perceptions of risk by decision-makers during wildland fires using newly available data from the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), with an eye toward better understanding how fire managers are considering risk on...
Presenter(s): Erin Noonan-Wright
Date: October 25, 2018
Type: Seminar