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Project ID: 03-4-2-06

Year: 2003

Date Started: 07/29/2003

Date Completed: 01/10/2006

Title: A Regional Information Node for Fire Science in the Pacific Northwest

Project Proposal Abstract: We will create a new Web-based node of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) that serves information on fire science and technology developed by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) and National Fire Plan (NFP). The Fire Information and REsearch Node (FIRENode) will provide one- stop shopping for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students and local communities who want to examine the results of the current, intensive effort to understand and manage fuels on public lands in the United States. It is critical that fire research programs rapidly make data and associated information available in order to facilitate science-based management and timely solutions for effective large-scale fuel treatments. As a prototype for a national NBII node, we will initially develop a node for the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) based on all current and past projects funded by the JFSP and NFP. FIRENode will include (1) primary data, (2) metadata, (3) publications, (4) bibliographic information, (5) management tools and decision support systems, and (6) links to sources of fire information. Each project and management tool will include a section devoted to technology transfer and relevant applications in resource management, as well as an educational component that uses common language and graphics to explain important findings. By institutionalizing prompt reporting of data and metadata in standard formats and making them publicly available on the Web, FIRENode will greatly enhance the value of research and other scientific activities supported by the JFSP and NFP.

Principal Investigator: David L. Peterson

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Jennifer Gaines

USGS-Geological Survey

BRD-Water Science Center-CO

Co-Principal Investigator

Karen E. Kopper

NPS-National Park Service

North Cascades NPS Complex

Federal Cooperator

David L. Peterson

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network


There are no project locations identified for this project.

Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    1700 Government Publication FIREHouse: An Update on the Northwest Fire Research Clearinghouse
    939 Government Publication Study Plan
    1124 Government Publication Websites on Fire: FIREHouse
    3631 Conference/Symposia/Workshop FIREHouse: The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse
    3676 Invited Paper/Presentation FIREHouse: The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse
    3677 Poster FIREHouse: The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse
    3678 Poster The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse (FIREHouse)
    3679 Poster FIREHouse (The Northwest Fire Research Clearinghouse)
    3680 Conference/Symposia/Workshop FIREHouse: The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse
    3681 Poster The Northwest Fire Research Clearinghouse (FIREHouse)
  go to website 2860 Website  

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