NAFSE Winter Newsletter 2019

Winter Newsletter 2019

In this month's Newsletter:
NAFSE's Activities: ESRI Workshop, Webinar Recap, Winter Compact Meeting
Upcoming Events: NAFSE Field Trip, Conferences/Workshops, Training
New Website Resources: Northeast Barrens Legacy Publications, Coastal Barrens Synthesis
North Atlantic News: CPAW in NJ, Academic Programs, Recent Dissertations 
In The News: Regional and National News Articles
Resource Highlights: Wildfire Smoke Resilience Resources from the EPA
Photos: Cool photos from our region!

Wildland-Urban Interface Focus: Using a probability model to map ignition hazards

Check out NAFSE's July research brief highlighting this Peters et. al (2013) paper on modeling wildfire ignition risk across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Authors: Inga La Puma, author of the brief; Peters MP, Iverson LR, Matthews SN, Prasad AM, authors of the research article. 

from Peter et. al (2013)

from Peter et. al (2013)

Wildland urban interface focus: Public perceptions of hazard reduction in an intermix environment

Check out this June research brief focusing in perceptions of risk in the Plymouth, MA wildland urban interface. This study used a survey to ascertain how residents viewed fuel treatments and prescribed fire near their homes.

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Authors: Inga La Puma, author of the brief; Brian Blanchard and Robert Ryan, authors of the article

House in the wildland urban interface in Plymouth, MA – Photo by Brian Blanchard 

House in the wildland urban interface in Plymouth, MA – Photo by Brian Blanchard 

Northeast Wildfire Risk Assessment -USDA Forest Service

The objectives of this assessment were to identify areas in the Northeast and Midwest that are prone to wildfire; identify where hazard mitigation practices would be most effective in reducing fire risk within each State; identify and prioritize Communities at Risk from wildfire and; focus resources in the areas of greatest need within each State.

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