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Welcome to the Alaska Fire Portal

The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our 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 lands in Alaska. Content within this portal may also be relevant to the boreal forests of western Canada. Much of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and it's two related projects (highlighted on the right side of this page): the Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database (which has been rolled into the FRAMES Resource Cataloging System) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.

AFSC logoCheck out the Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC): the AFSC strives to facilitate tech transfer and fire science delivery in Alaska. Funding for the consortium has been provided by the Joint Fire Science Program.

Tools and Publications of Interest:

Firewise Alaska publication (released 2009)
2011 Forecast of Area Burned for Interior Alaska (released May 2011)
Alaska LANDFIRE Existing Vegetation products (released August 2009)
Fuel model guide to Alaska vegetation (released June 2008)
Alaska Fire Effects Monitoring Protocol (released April 2007)
2011 AWFCG Fire Research Needs List
Fire Behaviour Knowledge Base website (Canadian site)

Notices for Alaska

Expand  Conference: 2012 Fire and Water Quality Conference - Banff, Canada
Expand  Conference: 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference - Seattle, WA
Expand  Conference: AFE 5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress - Portland, OR
Expand  General: Community Fire Art Show - In a Time of Change: The Art of Fire - Fairbanks, AK
Expand  General: Nominations Open for IAWF Ember Award
Expand  Conference: Rendezvous in the Rockies: 2012 U.S. Forest Service Reunion - Vail, CO
Expand  General: WUI Fire Webinar Series

Highlighted Sites

Browse Records Cataloged for Alaska

The Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database was originally a standalone project that has been combined with the FRAMES Resource Catalog. It provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature. Initial funding for the database was provided by the Joint Fire Science Program.

Link to the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map website

The Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map provides online site-level information and locations for fire and fuels-related studies through a map interface. Users can click on a location and display information about fire and fuels research conducted in that area. Users are also able to search to specific studies and plots using the query building function. Funding for the map was provided by the Joint Fire Science Program and it is hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.