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The USGS fire science mission is to produce and deliver the best available scientific information, tools, and products to support land and emergency management by individuals and organizations at all levels. Below are news releases and featured stories associated with our fire science portfolio. 

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Remote Sensing Characterization of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery

Remote Sensing Characterization of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery

Remote sensing is a powerful tool to measure fire's effects on plant life. How severe was the damage to vegetation? How quickly can a landscape...

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From Ashes to Alerts: Science Helps Protect Colorado Travelers

From Ashes to Alerts: Science Helps Protect Colorado Travelers

In the summer of 2021, travelers in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon were safely evacuated before massive mounds of mud and rocks buried highways and...

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LANDFIRE Quickens Pace for Providing Key Fire Data

LANDFIRE Quickens Pace for Providing Key Fire Data

In 2024, LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) marks 20 years since it was officially chartered in response to increasing...

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Friday's FIndings - May 24, 2024

Friday's FIndings - May 24, 2024

Title:  Adaptive Management, Fire, and Restoration in the Sagebrush Biome

Date:  May 24, 2024, at 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific 

Speakers:  Lief...

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Embers of Wisdom: The Yurok Tribe and USGS Partnership in Culturally Prescribed Fire Management

Embers of Wisdom: The Yurok Tribe and USGS Partnership in Culturally Prescribed Fire Management

Culturally prescribed burning is a sustainable method for managing land and enhancing the resilience of streams and watersheds. USGS and Yurok Tribe...

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In a recently published study, FORT scientists and collaborators synthesize data from 26,729 post-burn vegetation plots to determine the effects of fire and climate on non-native plant invasion

In a recently published study, FORT scientists and collaborators synthesize data from 26,729 post-burn vegetation plots to determine the effects of fire and climate on non-native plant invasion

This publication examined patterns and predictors of non-native plant invasion following fire across the western United States by synthesizing data...

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New "Fueling Discovery" Wildland Fire Science Webinar Slated for October 10, 2023

New "Fueling Discovery" Wildland Fire Science Webinar Slated for October 10, 2023

Fueling Discovery with USGS Wildland Fire Science is a public webinar series hosted by USGS Wildland Fire Science and the Ecosystems Mission Area...

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Webinar Series - Fueling Discovery with USGS Wildland Fire Science

Webinar Series - Fueling Discovery with USGS Wildland Fire Science

Fueling Discovery with USGS Wildland Fire Science is a public webinar series hosted by USGS Wildland Fire Science and the Ecosystems Mission Area...

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Friday's Findings - May 19 2023

Friday's Findings - May 19 2023

Title: Historical Role of Fire in the Klamath Mountains, California

Speaker: Clarke Knight, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, USGS Geology, Minerals...

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President Proposes Nearly $1.8 Billion for USGS Science in FY 2024

President Proposes Nearly $1.8 Billion for USGS Science in FY 2024

Science investments focus on landscape-scale issues, natural disasters and critical minerals while preparing tomorrow’s workforce

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San Carlos Apache Tribe Hosts BIA’s Innovation Landscape Network Research Project

San Carlos Apache Tribe Hosts BIA’s Innovation Landscape Network Research Project

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) has provided funds to dramatically increase fuel treatments and post-wildfire recovery efforts. To replace...

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