July 2017 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:
NAFSE's Activities:  Long Island Workshop, Fire and Fuels Monitoring Workshop, Cohesive Strategy Workshop, All-Exchange Meeting, Webinar
NAFSE's Upcoming Events: Maine Workshop, Igniting Exchange: Call for Presentations
Upcoming Events: Conferences, Training Courses
In The News: Around the World, LI Pine Barrens, Tending to the Land, Karner Blue
LANDFIRE: Webinars for YOU
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlights: LanDAT
Around our Region: Update from Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Photos: Recent NAFSE and Regional Events

April 2017 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:
NAFSE's Activities:  Burning Issues Talks Posted, Webinars
NAFSE's Upcoming Events: Webinar, Workshop, Field trip
Upcoming Events: Conferences, Webinars, Training Courses
Call for Input: Prescribed Fire Materials Survey
In The News: Mapping Rx Fires, Human Ignitions, 1963 Newsreel, Stockton Student Video, Teaching Children to 'Play' with Fire
New Tool: Eastern Area Prescribed Fire Burn Window
Job Announcement: Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact Executive Director
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlights: US Fire Administration's National Emergency Training Center Library, Fire History of the Appalachian Region
Photos: Recent NAFSE and Regional Events

Social science: Fire and fuel management communication strategies

Don't miss this follow-up to our recent Burning Issues workshop, where we focused on prescribed fire messaging. This brief describes the results of a paper by Dr. Eric Toman and colleagues looking at the best ways to communicate fire and fuel management information to the public. Be more effective in communicating your program! Read this brief!

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February 2017 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:


NAFSE's Activities: Camp Edwards Field Trip Recap, Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact, Webinars
Interview: Ann Camp: Afire for teaching
NAFSE's Upcoming Events: Workshop, Webinars, Field trip
Upcoming Events: Conferences, Webinars, Training Courses
Call for Input: Tree mortality data needed, FEIS syntheses suggestions
In The News: Stockton University, Martha's Vineyard, Long Island, George Zimmermann
Job Announcement: MA Prescribed Fire Ecologist
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlights: LANDIS-II spatial disturbance and succession model

Suppression science: Effects of Suppression on the Ecology of the Wildland Urban Interface

Check out this month's research brief focusing on how effective suppression in the wildland urban interface results in different forest ecology in these areas. Dr. Inga La Puma and colleagues used a 50 year spatial fire history to investigate how distance from development was related to fire frequency and forest composition.

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October 2016 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:


NAFSE's Activities: Canadian Fire Science Exchange Day, JFSP Governing Board Field Trip, Webinars
Interview: Tim Simmons: Conservation Ecologist with a Passion for Fire
NAFSE's Upcoming Events: Webinars, Field trips, and Workshops
Upcoming Events: Conferences, Webinars, Training Courses
Funding Opportunities: JFSP and NPS
Call for Research: Identifying Research Gaps in the North Atlantic
In The News: Great Swamp, Albany Pine Bush, Pennsylvania Game Commission
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlights: Rx Fire Smoke Management Pocket Guide

Smoke science: Understanding turbulence effects on smoke during prescribed fires

This month we highlight smoke science from the Pinelands of New Jersey where smoke impacts are never far from our minds. This research, brought to us by Dr. Warren Heilman of the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station along with his fellow researchers, highlights important observations of how turbulence forms in different types of fires, and how this research might be used in the future. 

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Canada focus: Extreme fire analysis of New England and Atlantic provinces

This is the latest research brief in our Canadian focused line-up, which also includes a field trip and webinar in September to share compelling fire science between the U.S. and Canada in the North Atlantic region. This research brief summarizes a paper by Lloyd Irland, which focused on the fire history of extreme fires in New England, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. 

Canada focus: Improved delineation of the wildland-urban interface and fire risk in Nova Scotia

This brief is part of our Canadian focused line-up, which also includes a field trip and webinar in September 2016 to share compelling fire science between the U.S. and Canada in the North Atlantic region. This research brief is part of that effort and focuses on municipal level wildland-urban interface delineation in Nova Scotia. It is a cross-cutting topic that can apply to any city, town, or neighborhood in need of a sound method to prioritize resources in fire-fighting or mitigation.

 

August 2016 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:
NAFSE's Activities: Renewal, Oak Capstone Workshop/Field Trip Recap
NAFSE's Upcoming Events: Canadian Fire Science Exchange Day, Allegheny SAF: NJ Division Meeting
Joint Fire Science Program Funding Opportunities Sneak Peak
National Wildfire Coordinating Group: Request for Comments
Smoke and Prescribed Fire Message from EPA, USDA and DOI
In The News: Insects, Microbes, WUI in PA
Upcoming Events: Conferences, webinars, training courses
So This Happened: Call for unknown research and oral histories
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlights: EPA wildfire smoke guidelines updated

April 2016 Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:
NAFSE's Activities: Graduate Student Group Established
NAFSE's two upcoming webinars: Register now!
NAFSE's Oak Capstone Workshop: Registration and travel funding available
New Tool for WUI Communities
In The News: Rolling Stones article on NJ fire, goats, students, and longer fire seasons
Upcoming Events: Conferences, webinars, training courses
One Fire Day: Neil Gifford's Albany Pine Bush Experience
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlight: How to design a prescribed fire demonstration area

Prioritizing prescribed fire areas: a geographical approach

Click here to check out NAFSE's February 2016 research brief. This month we searched for a recent paper using LANDFIRE data in preparation for our March 16th webinar highlighting the LANDFIRE resource. We found a very recent paper out of Wisconsin by Tracy Hmielowski and colleagues using LANDFIRE vegetation and fire return intervals to help pinpoint high priority areas for prescribed fire in the WUI, and throughout the state. Don't miss this brief describing Hmielowski et. al.'s methods to find out how you might be able to use them for your own area! 

January 2016 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:
Recent NAFSE activities: NJ Field Trip Recap, NAFSE Workshop presentations
NAFSE's upcoming webinars
NAFSE's Oak Capstone Workshop: Save the date
Canadian Focus: John Ross Q & A
In The News: FAC Network, PA Game Commission Rx fire, NE Regional Cohesive Strategy's New Website, Bob-white quail restoration
Upcoming Events: Conferences, webinars, training courses
Notice To Graduate Students
Undergraduate Funding Opportunities
Sandplain Network Survey
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlight

Smoke science: Smoke Model Review

Click here to check out NAFSE's January 2016 research brief. This month we look at a smoke model review from 2012 by Dr. Scott Goodrick (USDA Forest Service) and colleagues which details the applicability and assumptions of smoke models in use today. Great information on the latest in smoke models!

Photo by Bob Williams

Photo by Bob Williams

Wildland-urban interface focus: Smoke Management

Check out NAFSE's December research brief highlighting an informative report that came out of the USDA Forest Service's Southern Research Station: Managing smoke at the wildland-urban interface by Dale Wade and Hugh Mobley. This paper provides a template for sound decisions regarding smoke management in the wildland-urban interface.

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October 2015 Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:
Upcoming NAFSE workshop - Don't miss it!
September Pennsylvania Rx Fire Council field trip review
JFSP Funding Announcement
In The News: Rx burning in PA, 100 acre fire in Adirondacks, Labor Day Fire in NJ, FBAT Team
Upcoming Events: Conferences, webinars, training courses
One Fire Day: Short Stories of Memorable Fires, "The Kings Grant Fire"
Regional Research Project Showcase: Noémie Gonzalez, 
North Atlantic Fire Science Resource Highlights: Seven Best Practices for Prescribed Fire Communication, JFSP's Smoke Science Plan