Is science used to inform fire management and policy decisions?

Date: November 1, 2016 12pm MDT (11am AZ)
Presenter: Molly Hunter, University of Arizona and Craig Wilcox, Lincoln National Forest

This webinar will include recent science findings and a case study. Dr. Molly Hunter will present results from an assessment of outcomes from research projects funded by the Joint Fire Science Program to determine whether or not science has been used to inform management and policy decisions. Surveys and interviews explored factors that facilitate use of fire science. Findings suggest science has mostly been used during planning efforts, to develop treatment prescriptions, and to evaluate current practices. In addition, Craig Wilcox from the US Forest Service will present an example of how science was used to guide projects on the Coronado National Forest. To register NOW, click here!

Beyond hazardous fuels: Managing fire for social, economic, and ecological benefits

This is a Southwest Regional Fire Ecology and Management Conference in partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology. Planning has begun, so save the dates for this conference in Tucson, Arizona November 28 – December 2, 2016. This conference is being held concurrently with the 1st Applied Fire Science Workshop! Visit the website here!

Fires of Change – A Science & Art Collaborative

This project is designed to integrate fire and climate science with art to offer a unique interpretation for the northern Arizona community. Together with partners, Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) and Flagstaff Arts Council (FAC), we selected 11 artists to participate. In September 2014, these artists attended field trips to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and other locations in northern Arizona with fire managers and scientists to learn about fire and climate science. The resulting art exhibition showed in Flagstaff from September 5 – October 31, 2015.

This exhibit is now on hiatus, but we hope to bring it back in New Mexico next year! Stay tuned!

We created a short video to provide a basic description of the process for this project below as well as a general video on fire and climate science, both of which will be showing at the Coconino Center for the Arts during the exhibition.

Fires of Change September 2014 Field Trip Materials are available here:


IAWF- 2nd International Smoke Symposium November 14-17, 2016 in Long Beach, CA.