Fire Policy

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Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition 17th Annual Meeting

Learn more and register. In acknowledgement of this unique year, RVCC is adapting our approach to the 2021 Annual Meeting. We hope to generate the connection and inspiration you’ve come to expect...

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Use of science in wildland fire management: Barriers and facilitators

View article. This study developed a conceptual model that describes the possible uses of science in fire management (perception, planning, forecasting, implementation, assessment, communication, and policy), common barriers to science use (lack...

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Joint Fire Science Program 2019 progress report

View report. This progress report highlights some of the many contributions and impacts of the JFSP over the past 2 years including: Continued scientific output from wildland fire research through manuscripts, management...

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Effects of policy change on wildland fire management strategies: Evidence for a paradigm shift in the western US?

View article. In 2009, new guidance for wildland fire management in the United States expanded the range of strategic options for managers working to reduce the threat of high-severity wildland fire, improve...

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Effects of policy change on wildland fire management strategies

Webinar recording. In 2009, new guidance for wildland fire management in the United States expanded the range of strategic options for managers working to reduce the threat of high-severity wildland fire, improve...

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New findings on policy barriers and opportunities: Strategies for increasing prescribed fire application on federal lands from case studies in the US West

Webinar recording. Prescribed fire is an important management tool on federal lands that is not being applied at the necessary or desired levels. Since 2017, we have been investigating policy barriers and...

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Online Fire and Natural Resources Courses from the University of Idaho

Please visit the UI website for details about dates and timing. The University of Idaho (UI) offers a variety of online fire and natural resources courses with Great Basin content.  These courses...

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Forest Service fire management and the elusiveness of change

View study. There is broad recognition that fire management in the United States must fundamentally change and depart from practices that have led to an over-emphasis on suppression and limited the presence...

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Evidence of effectiveness in the Cohesive Strategy: Measuring and improving wildfire response

View paper. Survey results from 21 fires during the 2013 wildfire season are presented to illustrate relative areas of strength and weakness related to wildfire response and how these measurements can feed...

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Some advice for getting a politician to listen to science

View article. To create a better road map for scientists, researchers interviewed Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. Congress to ask what advice they would give the scientific community to help...

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