Wildland Fire Science


The Forest Service manages wildland fire based on sound science.

The Forest Service is the largest forestry research organization in the world. Forest Service scientists in research stations and fire labs across the country conduct leading research in many fields of wildland fire science including social and economic dimensions; atmospheric science; hazardous fuels reduction; ecosystem restoration; and fire ecology, behavior, and chemistry. Forest Service research has direct application to the safe and effective management of wildland fire and helps inform policy makers, citizens, and partners.