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Open Funding Opportunity Notices (FONs)

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07-1-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive information or data during or immediately following future wildland fire incidents (wildfires and wildland fire use fires). Proposals should respond to one or more of the following needs: - Validate or extend the capabilities of wildland fire and fuels models. - Validate smoke production and transport models and/or predict the impacts of wildland fire-generated smoke. - Evaluate the effects, effectiveness, and costs of post-fire restoration and/or rehabilitation methods, processes and tools. - Address wildland urban interface issues. - Evaluate the effects of previous land management activities or natural disturbances (such as post-fire logging, other mechanical treatments and/or prescribed burning that removed biomass, wildfire, insect or disease infestations, ice damage, and blow-down) on fire behavior, fire severity, and/or fire effects. Closed on Dec 13, 2006

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Proposals are sought for fires that occurred during the 2006 fire season that: - Validate or extend the capabilities of wildland fire and fuels models through retrospective investigations. - Evaluate the effects, effectiveness, and costs of post-fire restoration and/or rehabilitation methods, processes and tools. - Evaluate the effects of previous land management activities or natural disturbances (such as post-fire logging, other mechanical treatments and/or prescribed burning that removed biomass, wildfire, insect or disease infestations, ice damage, and wind damage) on fire behavior, fire severity, and/or fire effects. - Evaluate the physical, biological, social, cultural, or economic effects of wildland fires (wildfires and wildland fire use fires). - Address wildland urban interface issues. Closed on Dec 13, 2006

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Proposals are sought for projects to investigate survival and establishment rates plus methodology and techniques to reestablish sagebrush, bunch grasses, and other native vegetation in arid lands in the interior western United States such as the Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Proposals are sought for projects to develop, test, validate, and demonstrate cost effective methods to reestablish native vegetation in these arid lands. Closed on Dec 13, 2006

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Proposals are sought to examine fire behavior and effects in deep organic soils. They should address questions such as: - What fuel and climatic conditions are associated with transitions among varied combustion stages, i.e. from ignition, smoldering, flaming, back to smoldering and finally to extinction? What are practical means that managers can use to monitor and predict when these transitions will take place? - How are key fire characteristics, such as burn duration, depth of burn, fuel consumption, and smoke composition (chemical and physical properties) associated with varied combustion stages? - What are the ecological effects (such as plant and animal responses and carbon cycling) of fire in deep organic soils? Closed on Dec 13, 2006

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Proposals are sought to develop or adapt fire behavior models that predict fire behavior in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Specifically, the Governing Board seeks proposals that model fire behavior where wildland fuels merge with human-made structures, such as residential developments surrounded by or adjacent to forests or rangelands. Closed on Dec 13, 2006

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Proposals are sought to examine and evaluate the social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic issues and tradeoffs of wildland urban interface fuels treatments or other fire hazard reduction or prevention options. Proposals may examine questions such as: - Can we create and demonstrate model landscaping around houses and communities that are not merely fire safe, but esthetically pleasing and compatible with community environmental standards? - Can we design practical planning ordinances, codes or decision support tools that could be used by communities to plan for and develop a range of options for fire protection? - What is effective defensible space for various fire regimes? - What are the options and tradeoffs of defending in-place versus evacuation? Closed on Dec 13, 2006

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The Joint Fire Science Program requests pre-proposals for studies that will build on or extend results of completed JFSP research. Closed on Nov 20, 2006

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The Joint Fire Science Program requests pre-proposals for re-measurement of past JFSP- funded study sites or experimental plots. Closed on Nov 20, 2006

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The Joint Fire Science Program requests pre-proposals for evaluation and testing of models or modeling systems. Closed on Nov 20, 2006

07-3-1 More Information Actions
Biomass Estimators - These proposals will deliver a set of methods, procedures, protocols, or existing tools that will allow agency personnel to estimate the amount of plant materials they proposse to remove during fire hazard reduction treatments. Closed on Jul 25, 2007

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Biomass Removal Case Studies - The JFSP seeks proposals that will inventory and evaluate existing and ongoing biomass removal case studies. The purpose of this review is to provide land managers information about the range of approaches used to implement biomass removal treatments and the likely effectiveness of these treatments Closed on Jul 25, 2007

07-3-3 More Information Actions
Economic and financial effects of biomas removal as a fire hazard treatment - This task includes two stages 1) work with managers to define their needs and 2) find and summarize the existing information in ways that address the needs of the management group Closed on Jul 25, 2007

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Special Projects for 2007 Closed on Nov 16, 2006