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Working Groups

We at NAFSE are delighted to help make fire science-related working groups a reality in the North Atlantic.

Please contact us at to learn more about starting up a new working group.

Click on each working group name below to learn more.

Communiy Member Projects

Southern Pine Beetle

Sharing science for managing pitch pine under the threat of southern pine beetle

About the Working Group:

This working group is is designed to establish a community of practice around pitch pine barren management in light of southern pine beetle (SPB). Click here for the SPB Technical Working Group Objective.


Recent/Upcoming events:

Chair contact information:

Useful Data

Fire and Fire History

Learning from fire history to help inform management in the North Atlantic

About the Working Group:

This working group is a space for exploring connections between fire ecology, climate, cultural traditions, and outreach, with the broader goal of shaping the future of fire-adapted landscapes. We seek to build a community of fire practitioners, ecosystem managers, researchers, educators, and the interested public in order to:


  • Build a knowledge base of fire history covering at least the last millennium. 

  • Discuss emergent tools, data, and perspectives to enrich our understanding of Indigenous fire use, fire effects on regional landscapes, and how the last century of altered fire management has and will continue to influence ecological patterns and processes in our region.

Key outcomes are to inform fire management through coproduction of research and to support public engagement on the future of fire in a warming world.

Recent/Upcoming events:

  • Fire & Fire History Mini-Symposium (February 28th, 2024) - Video Recording 

  • Fire & Fire History Brown Bag Discussion (November 2023)

  • Fire and Fire History Working Group Kickoff Meeting (April 2023) - Video

Chair contact information:

Technological Tools
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