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Wildland fire research: Future Search conference notes

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
This conference provided an arena for identifying common key issues that are shaping wildland fire research.

Sustainability and the origins of wildland fire research

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2015
When looking for the origins of wildland fire research in the Forest Service, forester C. E. (Mike) Hardy makes the case for 1922, when Harry Gisborne became the agency’s first full-time fire researcher.

Data catalog and scanned images for Anderson and Rothermel early fire behavior experiments

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains scanned photos from pivotal experiments conducted by Richard Rothermel and Hal Anderson at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory from the early 1960s through the mid-1980s. The scans document early research that forms the foundation of fire spread and fire danger models used in the field to this day. It also contains a data catalog and finding aid for the hard copy data and files available for these experiments.

The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory: A 50-year dedication to understanding wildlands and fire

Publications Posted on: March 12, 2012
In 1960, the USDA Forest Service established the Northern Forest Fire Laboratory (now the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory) to find scientific solutions for better managing the nation's wildland resources and to research ways to improve forest fire prevention and suppression. This new state-of-the-art research facility did not emerge from a vacuum, however.