Fire Regimes

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Invasive Annual Grass Workshop

Invasive annual grasses threaten millions of acres of sagebrush rangelands across the west. This two day workshop hosted by the Harney County Wildfire Collaborative and Oregon SageCon Partnership will explore the barriers...

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Using fire seasonality to open the burn window

Webinar registration. How can we use science-based reasoning to support burning outside of the dormant season?

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Restoration in a fire forest: The benefits of burning

View video (5:20) 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...

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Misconceptions and benefits of fire

View video (2:33) The most common misconception of wildfire is that all fire is bad. But there are important benefits that smaller and more frequent fires offer to the environment. Matt Jolly,...

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Re-introducing fire in sagebrush steppe experiencing decreased fire frequency: Does burning promote spatial and temporal heterogeneity?

View article. Fire frequency has decreased in many shrub-steppe communities. Re-introducing fire may be needed to increase spatial and temporal variability in vegetation, but is often hindered by concerns of undesired vegetation...

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Megafires: Climate change or land management?

View article. In the Western U.S., the 2020 fire season is setting new records in terms of geographic scale, fire intensity, and rates of spread. Tens of millions of people are currently...

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Historical range of variability (HRV): Uses and various approaches

Webinar recording. Description: Range of Variability (ROV) concepts – including Natural (NRV), Historic (HRV), Current (CRV), and Future (FRV) – are frequently used by the US Forest Service to help define land...

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Wildfire trends across the western US: Forest fires have increased in size, severity, and frequency across western forests

Access report. Wildfire across the western US has increased in size, frequency, and severity since the 1950s. These changes are closely linked with increases in temperature and an increased frequency and intensity...

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Science supporting dry forest and rangeland planning

View brief and synthesis The Northeastern California Plateaus Bioregion Science Synthesis reviews literature relevant to the ecology and management of the Great Basin ecosystems and dry pine forests of the Lassen and...

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Forecasting fire regime changes by mapping driver changes across California

Access brief and full article. This California Fire Regime Ecoregion classification map (i.e., using clustered driver variability layers) aims to devise a fire regime classification that better aligns with ecosystem types.

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