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Wildland fire science at the U.S. Geological Survey—Supporting wildland fire and land management across the United States postcard

February 23, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Wildland Fire Science Program produces information to identify the causes of wildfires, understand the impacts and benefits of both wildfires and prescribed fires, and help prevent and manage larger, catastrophic events. USGS fire scientists provide information and develop tools that are widely used by stakeholders to make decisions before, during, and after wildfires in desert, grassland, tundra, wetland, and forest ecosystems across the United States. Active areas of research include—

  • Wildland fire behavior and risk management
  • Fire ecology, fire effects, and post-fire restoration of ecosystems
  • Risk assessments for human health, public safety, and the Nation’s infrastructure
  • Remote sensing and geospatial tools and data.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Wildland fire science at the U.S. Geological Survey—Supporting wildland fire and land management across the United States postcard
DOI 10.3133/gip190
Authors Paul F. Steblein, Mark P. Miller, Suzanna C. Soileau
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 190
Index ID gip190
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of the AD Ecosystems

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