Authored by: David R. Godwin, FAC Amabassador
Access to local fire science is now easier than ever!
With most professionals, including natural resource managers and wildland fire specialists, time is a very limited commodity. After meetings, paperwork, fieldwork and all of those unscheduled pop-up projects, often little time or energy remains for keeping up with the latest fire science research. In spite of this common limitation, resource managers and wildland fire specialists at many levels are often expected to base their management decisions on the latest published scientific evidence.
For resource managers and wildland fire specialists, the Joint Fire Science Knowledge Exchange Consortia program is designed to make access to the latest regionally applicable wildland fire science easier and faster. Consortiums have hosted free webinars by federal and university researchers, organized field tours and workshops of experimental forests and demonstration sites, developed short informational videos showcasing research syntheses, and published factsheets that translate lengthy scientific journal articles into useful and relevant summaries. Because the individual consortiums are comprised of local scientists, experts, and managers, each program is designed to provide the latest regionally applicable wildland fire science that addresses the specific needs and questions of the local resource managers and wildland fire specialists.
To help make your community more fire adapted, improve your management decisions, and find timesaving access to the latest fire science for your region, connect with your local Joint Fire Science Knowledge Exchange consortium.