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Next generation fire severity mapping

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The geospatial products described and distributed here depict the probability of high-severity fire, if a fire were to occur, for several ecoregions in the contiguous western US.

Post-fire field observations across the 2007 Egley Fire in central Oregon (1st Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains field observations taken in 2008 at 350 plots within the extent of the 2007 Egley Fire in central Oregon. Plots were located as paired sites in areas that had been treated and untreated prior to the 2007 Egley Fire. Field observations include a suite of vegetation, soil, fuel, and surface cover characteristics.

Post-fire field observations across the 2007 Egley Fire in central Oregon (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains field observations taken in 2008 at 350 plots within the extent of the 2007 Egley Fire in central Oregon. Plots were located as paired sites in areas that had been treated and untreated prior to the 2007 Egley Fire. Field observations include a suite of vegetation, soil, fuel, and surface cover characteristics.

Field attributes and satellite data for "How vegetation recovery and fuel conditions in past fires influences fuels and future fire management in five western U.S. ecosystems" (1st Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains field and satellite observations at 1567 plots across wildfire extents that burned between the years 2000-2007, collected for Joint Fire Science Project ID: 14-1-02-27. Field attributes were measured between the years 2013-2016 and include a suite of vegetation, soil, and surface cover characteristics.

Field attributes and satellite data for "How vegetation recovery and fuel conditions in past fires influences fuels and future fire management in five western U.S. ecosystems" (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains field and satellite observations at 1567 plots across wildfire extents that burned between the years 2000-2007, collected for Joint Fire Science Project ID: 14-1-02-27. Field attributes were measured between the years 2013-2016 and include a suite of vegetation, soil, and surface cover characteristics.

Field plot measures and fuel treatment units used to assess the effectiveness of (WUI) fuel treatments burned through by the 2007 East Zone and Cascade megafires in central Idaho (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains both vector and tabular digital data providing field plot measures and fuel treatment units used to assess the effectiveness of (WUI) fuel treatments burned through by the 2007 East Zone and Cascade megafires in central Idaho.

Upcoming: Fire severity: mapping past fires and predicting the future

Events Posted on: December 07, 2020
In this webinar, Greg Dillon and Sean Parks will highlight recent advancements in modeling and predictive mapping of near-future burn severity.

Fire refugia and forest resilience

Science Spotlights Posted on: September 02, 2020
Fire refugia are places within high-severity burns that remain unburned or burn with low severity. They can be important for maintaining and regenerating fire-prone forested systems. We used satellite-derived imagery of fires to investigate where and when fire refugia are most likely to form and persist on a landscape. We then collected field data to better understand how fire refugia promote forest recovery and ecosystem resilience. 

Development of a Severe Fire Potential map for the contiguous United States

Publications Posted on: August 17, 2020
Burn severity is the ecological change resulting from wildland fires. It is often mapped by using prefire and postfire satellite imagery and classified as low, moderate, or high. Areas burned with high severity are of particular concern to land managers and others because postfire vegetation, soil, and other important ecosystem components can be highly altered.

Influence of topography and fuels on fire refugia probability under varying fire weather conditions in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA

Publications Posted on: July 11, 2020
Fire refugia-locations that burn less severely or less frequently than surrounding areas - support late-successional and old-growth forest structure and function. This study investigates the influence of topography and fuels on the probability of forest fire refugia under varying fire weather conditions. We focused on recent large fires in Oregon and Washington, United States (n = 39 fires > 400 ha, 2004-2014).

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