Forest Fire Management
|Organizations and Programs:|
|Firewise Communities program is a multi-agency effort designed to reach beyond the fire service by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, and others in the effort to protect people, property, and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire - before a fire starts.|
|Fire and Aviation Management, part of the US Forest Service is a diverse group working to advance technologies in fire management and suppression, maintain and improve the efficient mobilization and tracking systems, and reach out in support of Federal, State, and International fire partners.|
|Fire Management Today of the US Forest Service. A clearinghouse for new techniques, technologies, and ideas in wildland firefighting.|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management-a long-term, balanced approach to fire management.|
|U.S. Fire Administration, of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to foster a solid foundation in prevention, preparedness, and response by providing national leadership to local fire and emergency services.|
|National Interagency Fire Center, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC.|
|Sycamore Farms Responding to environmental and fire control concerns in California, Sycamore Farms has diversified its operation by using goats for vegetation management. The goats are earning a living by happily wading through poison oak, blackberry and thistle, clearing pastures and making California more fire-safe.|
|Nature Magazine. Article- Forest fire management raises carbon levels, a California study suggests fire-free forests store less carbon.|
|United Nations Environment Programme- Environment Alert Bulletin "Wildland Fires, a double impact on the planet"
Wildland fires annually burn an area half the size of Australia and generate nearly 40% of total anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2). Their impact in terms of deforestation, climate change and loss of biodiversity is significant. 2004. PDF.
|Wildland Fire Assessment System, is an internet-based information system. The current implementation provides a national view of weather and fire potential, including national fire danger and weather maps and satellite-derived "Greenness" maps.|
|Healthy Forests and Rangelands, a portal to information about the National Fire Plan (NFP), Healthy Forests Initiative (HFI), and related initiatives.|
|Tall Timbers is an information resource for the areas of fire ecology, game bird management, vertebrate ecology and forestry. The Research Station is recognized as the home of the study of fire ecology and is an advocate to protect the right to use prescribed fire for land management.|
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