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Wildfire Research & Research Center

Wildlife Research and Research Center Links:

Joint Fire Science Program
Provides scientific information and support for wildland fuel and fire management programs. 
USDA-People and Wildfire Research
The research group studies the people side of wildfire management including individual and community actions before, during, and after fires. They examine collaborative wildfire planning, demographic trends, communication, public responses to fire fighting, and other aspects of changing wildfire policy. Several selected researches are listed on the web. 
The Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES)
FRAMES provides a method of exchanging information and transferring technology among wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders in an online environment. The FRAMES portal, supported by USGS, provides essential searchable information, a platform for data sharing and storage, development of new tools, and support to federal wildland fire management agencies in the United States throughout the various stages of wildland fire, including planning, operation, and post-fire monitoring. 
The Fire Research Institute
The Fire Research Institute is a not-for-profit wildland fire library. Users can access our library database and are able to perform real-time library searches. This dbase covers all aspects of fire: wildfire smoke, fire suppression, fire ecology, fire-aided restoration, prescribed burning, fuel management – anything to do with wildland fire. 
The National Center for Atmospheric Research
A project that examines the effects of information on the decisions homeowners make in wildfire-prone areas. Their goal is to document what people understand about wildfires, identify the significance of uncertainty about wildfire risk, and assess the value of various types of information for decisions regarding land development and wildfire risk mitigation. In particular, they hope to determine the extent to which people’s decisions to build homes in fire-prone areas and/or mitigate risks are sensitive to differences in how they perceive the probability of wildfires. 
Southern Fire Exchange
The Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) is a regional program for fire science delivery in the Southeast, funded by the Joint Fire Science Program. The SFE Resource Center consolidates southern fire information and provides new ways for the fire community to interact and learn from one another. 
UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach
The goal of the center is to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges. Their primary goals include facilitating collaboration on innovative solutions to wildfire challenges, supporting education and training efforts focused on interdisciplinary approaches to wildfire research and management. Center activities are organized around several key and inter-related core research areas, which could be found on the website. 
Fire, Fuel and Smoke Science Program
The Program’s scientists, technicians and support staff conducts cutting edge work in wildland fire research from fire physics to fire ecology. Their mission is to improve the safety and effectiveness of fire management by creating and disseminating the basic fire science knowledge, tools, and applications for scientists and managers.. 
Extreme Fire Behavior Science Review and Synthesis Project
Funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, the goal of this project is to look at wildland fire extreme fire behavior (EFB) scientifically. They have designed this website so that interested parties can follow the progress of the review and interact with the reviewers. They post notes from meetings and other significant updates. Viewers can post comments or questions and search previous comments. The reviewers, can also respond to those comments and questions. The goal is to be scientifically rigorous, realistically grounded and operationally relevant. They want to focus on the issues that matter for fire fighter safety and fire management. 
Wildfire Research and Applications
The Wildfire Research and Applications Partnership (WRAP) project was funded in 2003 under the NASA Office of Earth Science (OES) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) . The objectives of the project are to foster collaborative partnerships between NASA and the US Forest Service to facilitate and demonstrate evolved and evolving technologies for increasing the information content and timeliness of earth resource data collected for wildfires. this initiative is the first major effort at formalizing and focusing wildfire science and applications between the agencies. The outcomes of this collaborative effort are creation of improved tools for Wildfire Decision Support Systems within the US Forest Service and the other fire mitigation and management agencies. It provides several of their reports and conference paper on the website. 
The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse (FIRE House)
The web-based project provide information about fire science and technology relevant to Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Their goal is to provide “one-stop shopping” for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on public lands in these regions. 
Wildfire Research Network
Wildfire Research Network (WRN) is a non-profit public safety, research and education organization founded in 2004. It publicizes the results of local, state and national research. Wildfire Research Network has conducted many research projects to better identify ways to control wildfires over the years. One section on the website provides downloadable copies of the documents that resulted from these studies. 
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire Since 2002, HWMO has worked with communities around the Island to implement dozens of projects to mitigate wildfire hazards and protect natural and cultural resources. Some of our planning, mitigation, and research projects are on the website.