Sandplains Grassland Network

Sandplains Grassland Network

This website intends to present the state of research and regional management experience, synthesize their results, and suggest ways to best manage for this habitat-type.

The Sandplain Grassland Network is a regional partnership among researchers and managers that formed in 2016 to advance understanding and effectiveness of the management of sandplain grasslands. The Sandplain Grassland Network shares methods and understanding gained from experiences with managing grasslands across the region to better protect and foster the unique and rare species that sandplain grasslands support. The Sandplain Grassland Network contains representatives from Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, The Nature Conservancy, The Trustees of Reservations, and WHRC. Contributors range from Kennebunk, Maine to Long Island, New York.

New Jersey Fire Safety Council

The mission of the New Jersey Fire Safety Council is to achieve Municipal resiliency through wildfire preparedness and prevention efforts. These efforts are designed to protect residents, reduce property damage and conserve our natural resources. The New Jersey Fire Safety Council is a statewide organization that provides leadership, education, and support for Municipalities, other local boards and public officials, and seeks to form partnerships with other organizations to support and advocate for wildfire preparedness.

New Hampshire Prescribed Fire Council

Prescribed fire is used in New Hampshire to meet a range of management objectives relating to public safety, forest-based recreation, wildlife management, silviculture, agriculture, invasives species management, and sustaining natural communities. In order to more safely, efficiently, and effectively use this management tool, several New Hampshire organizations and agencies meet to discuss opportunities to address shared needs and goals. The Mission of the New Hampshire Prescribed Fire Council is to promote the safe use of prescribed fire on the New Hampshire landscape.

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Northeast Region Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy


The Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (NE RSC) provides executive leadership, coordination and guidance for implementation of the Northeast Regional Action Plan while providing a forum for members to recommend and guide joint strategic direction on fire and land management activities. This website contains numerous documents detailing the strategies and efforts from the Northeastern Committee.

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Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT) is a software application that integrates the Fuel Characteristics Classification System (version 3.0), Consume (version 4.2), FEPS (version 2.0), Pile Calculator, and Digital Photo Series into a single user interface.  All of the tools were developed by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA) as open-source and freely sharable software and are supported as separate modules.  Fuelbeds are the common currency in FFT.  FCCS requires a list of one to many fuelbeds to run calculations.  Because Consume and the Fire Emission Production Simulator (FEPS) can predict consumption by burn unit, they require fuelbeds to be assigned to a unit with a percentage area entered for each fuelbed.

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Fire Research and Management System: FRAMES

Fire Research and Management System: FRAMES Homepage. FRAMES provides a method of exchanging information and transferring technology among wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders in an online environment. The FRAMES portal provides essential searchable information, a platform for data sharing and storage, development of new tools, and support to federal wildland fire management agencies in the United States throughout the various stages of wildland fire, including planning, operation, and post-fire monitoring.

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Association for Fire Ecology

Association for Fire Ecology Webpage. The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education. They have an active student chapter system and an open access online academic journal.

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National Park Service Wildland Fire

National Park Service Wildland Fire and Aviation website. The NPS manages wildland fire to protect the public, communities and infrastructure, and to restore and maintain ecological health. The program manages fire based on the best scientific information and monitors programs to ensure that objectives are being met. NPS fire program managers work in coordination with other natural and resource disciplines and interagency partners to ensure that park resources and values are preserved, protected, and enhanced through the appropriate response to wildfire and the application of fuels treatments.

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US Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region Fire Program

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region Fire Program Website. In the US Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region, we use fire as a friend to manage and create important wildlife habitats and reduce the risk of wildfires, and fight it as a foe when it threatens life and safety. This website introduces you to the benefits of fire on public lands, teaches you how to protect your property from fire, and provides you with several sources of fire information. Enjoy your visit!

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Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact (MAIFFPC)

Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact (MAIFFPC) Website. The Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact (MAIFFPC) was authorized by Public Law 790 of the 84th Congress and was subsequently authorized by the state legislative bodies of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. The purpose of the MAIFFPC is to promote effective prevention and control of wildfires in the Mid-Atlantic region by developing and integrating forest fire plans, developing and maintaining effective wildfire suppression programs in each of the member states, providing mutual aid for fire suppression and training efforts, acting as a liaison between various fire control agencies and by facilitating the mobilization of fire fighting resources during periods of national emergencies. Member states of the MAIFFPC are responsible for protecting over 35,000,000 acres of woodlands.

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Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go Program Website. The RSG! Program works in complimentary and collaborative fashion with Firewise and other existing wildland fire public education efforts. It amplifies their preparedness messages to individuals to better achieve the common goal we all share of fire-adapted communities. When firefighters encourage residents to take personal responsibility for preparing their property and family for WUI/wildland fire, residents become an active part of the solution to the problem of increasing fire losses.

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US Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management

US Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Website. In the new millennium, the Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Program has become the premier leader in wildland fire management, operations, and research. In today's rapidly changing world of communications and technology, Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management is on the cutting edge with aviation technology, computer simulated fire management programs and sophisticated resource tracking systems.

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The Nature Conservancy: Maintaining Fire's Natural Role

The Nature Conservancy: Maintaining Fire's Natural Role (Website). 

The Nature Conservancy works to maintain fire’s role where it benefits people and nature, and keep fire out of places where it is destructive. 

Working with partners, they:

  • Use and promote Integrated Fire Management as a way to serve the fire-related needs of people and nature.
  • Develop software, maps and data through the TNC-LANDFIRE project, which supports conservation action planning by partners in the US Department of Interior via the national LANDFIRE Program.
  • Conduct scientific assessments to understand the causes and consequences of altered fire behavior.
  • Develop site-based solutions to maintain and restore habitats that require fire to exist.
  • Advance laws and policies that conserve fire’s role in nature.
  • Participate in the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition, which is working to help local communities in the U.S. assess their risk and take action to safely coexist with fire.

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Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact

Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact Website. The mandate of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission (NFFPC) is to provide the means for its member states and provinces to cope with fires that might be beyond the capabilities of a single member through information, technology and resource sharing (mutual aid) activities.

The compact is comprised of 7 U.S. States, 4 Canadian Provinces, the New England National Forests, the National Park Service, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. The 15 member agencies of the NFFPC are as follows:

  • State of Maine, represented by the Maine Forest Service, Forest Protection;
  • State of New Hampshire, represented by the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands;
  • State of Vermont, represented by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forest Protection;
  • State of New York, represented by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Forest Protection and Fire Management;
  • State of Massachusetts, represented by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of State Parks and Recreation;
  • State of Connecticut, represented by the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry;
  • State of Rhode Island, represented by the Department of Environmental Management, Division of Forest Environment;
  • New England National Forests, managed by the USDA Forest Service, White Mountain, Green Mountain/Finger Lakes National Forests;
  • Province of Québec, represented by Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs and by Société de Protection des Forêts Contre le Feu (SOPFEU);
  • Province of New Brunswick, represented by the Department of Natural Resources, Forest Fire Management Section;
  • Province of Newfoundland Labrador, represented by the Department of Natural Resources, Fire Management, and Coordination; and
  • Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources, Forest Protection Division.
  • The federal agencies, the National Park Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, also have representation.

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Firewise Communities

Firewise Communities Website. To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA's Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.

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National Wildfire Coordinating Group

National Wildfire Coordinating Group Website. NWCG provides national leadership to develop, maintain, and communicate interagency standards, guidelines, qualifications, training, and other capabilities that enable interoperable operations among federal and non-federal entities. NWCG will facilitate implementation of approved standards, guidelines, qualifications and training

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Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Website. This site was created to enhance networking and dialogue, and increase the sharing of learning and innovations related to community wildfire resilience. The blog will foster a community of practice comprised of local leaders, firefighters, land managers, business owners and others who are applying fire adapted community concepts.

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