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The wildfire within: Gender, leadership and wildland fire culture

View article. This article examines findings from a 2016 study on gender and leadership within the British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS), Canada. The study utilized action research to facilitate an in-depth conversation...

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop – 3rd Annual

SAVE THE DATE The 3rd Annual (2019) workshop will be at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

After the Flames- Workshop and Conference

View conference website. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.” Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States...

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We bring fire with us: The role of people in changing modern US fire regimes

View recording. We Bring Fire With Us: The role of people in changing modern U.S. fire regimes Dr. Jennifer K. Balch Department of Geography & Earth Lab University of Colorado Boulder

Wildland Urban Interface 2019

Visit conference website. With more fire in the wildland-urban interface, greater all-hazard challenges taxing our resources and no expectation of change soon, it’s critical to come together to discuss the issues impacting...

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Post-Fire Resources Website

Access resources. After a catastrophic wildfire, quick action must be taken to minimize social, environmental, and economic devastation. Responsive action requires navigating a complex maze of diverse landowners, community  organizations, and numerous local...

15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

Visit conference website. It has been more than 20 years since the social impacts of wildfires have begun to draw significant attention from policymakers and land managers. And the adverse effects on...

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Comparing USFS and stakeholder motivations and experiences in western collaboration

View article. This study involved a statewide survey of participants in Oregon forest collaboratives to examine differences in motivations, perceptions of success, and satisfaction among Forest Service participants (“agency participants”), who made...

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Human-related ignitions increase the number of large wildfires

View article. This study compared fire size, seasonality, and environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed, fuel moisture, biomass, vegetation type) of large human- and lighting-started fires that required a suppression response. Mean large...

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Colorado Wildland Fire Conference 2018

Visit conference website. Conference theme: People, Places, and Perceptions – Wildfire and the Human Condition Location: The Lodge at Mountaineer Square, 620 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte, CO This year’s conference will provide an in-depth exploration...