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Project ID: 05-4-1-07

Year: 2005

Date Started:

Date Completed: 10/09/2007

Title: Meeting Interagency Fire Program Management Standards Needs with Science-Based, Work-Shop and On-Line Academic Courses: An Innovative Technology Transfer Approach

Project Proposal Abstract: We propose a 2-year research project to develop and deliver three, three-credit, 400-level, academic, technology transfer courses to each be taught twice in workshop and web format. The course content will be collected and synthesized from 10 specific JSFP, NFP and WO projects, and from related science and practice. The three, 3-credit courses are 1) Science-Based Fuels Management Planning, 2) Assessing Fire Effects and Burn Severity, and 3) Fuels Inventory and Mapping. The courses are specifically designed to meet the new Interagency Fire Program Management Standards for professional GS-0401 Fire Management Specialist positions. Common threads across all courses include bringing 'science and tools' to bear on fire and fuel issues through readings, discussion and applied projects, learning from and discussing issues and techniques with scientists and experts, hands-on field applications, and learning how to access and synthesize the scientific literature. All courses will require managers to apply the research to projects from their home agency job. In addition to developing the courses, we will also conduct a needs assessment for the fire programs that will identify additional 'science and tools you can use' content that should be synthesized and organized into modules/courses for transfer through future educational programs to fire and fuel managers and other personnel. In year 1, the content, pedagogy, and instructors for the three courses will be assembled and then the three courses will each be taught twice in a two-week intensive workshop format. In year two, the three academic courses will be converted to a web format in order to provide greater access to students and to potentially increase the rate and quality of learning. Our research addresses JSFP AFP 2005-4 Task 1, which calls for extending technology transfer activities beyond the conclusion of successful current, or recently completed, JFSP funded projects or other applicable wildland fire research and Task 2, which calls for producing readily understandable and useable information synthesis or transfer products on key topics of critical interest to the fire and fuels management community.

Principal Investigator: Penny Morgan

Agency/Organization: University of Idaho

Branch or Dept: Department of Forest Resources

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Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Roger D. Ottmar

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Co-Principal Investigator

Elaine K. Sutherland

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Federal Cooperator

Lisa Garrett

University of Idaho

Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network


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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
view or print   1088 Government Publication Panel Discussion: Challenges and Recommendations for the Mapping of Fire and Post-Fire Effects
view or print   1327 Government Publication Remote Sensing for Prediction of One-Year Post-Fire Ecosystem Condition
view or print   1388 Government Publication Production of Landsat ETM + Reference Imagery of Burned Areas Within Southern African Savannahs: Comparision of Methods and Applications to MODIS
view or print   2572 Journal Article International Journal of Wildland Fire
view or print   2578 Journal Article International Journal of Remote Sensing
  go to website 1413 Training Session Rangeland Ecology (RNGE 459)
  go to website 1414 Website This site is designed to help fire professionals and others find courses available online for academic credit to help them meet new IFPM standards.
  go to website 1535 Training Session Wildland Fire Ecology and Management (FOR 426)
  go to website 1536 Training Session GIS Applications in Natural Resources (NR 402)
    1528 Conference/Symposia/Workshop 11th Biennial USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Conference
  go to website 1531 Invited Paper/Presentation Remote Sensing Techniques to Assess Active Fire and Post-Fire Effects: Clarification of Terminology
    1532 Invited Paper/Presentation Beyond Landsat: Multiscale Assessment of Four Satellite Sensors for Measuring Burn Severity
    1533 Invited Paper/Presentation Post-Wildfire Ground Cover Mapping by Spectral Unmixing of Hyperspectral Data
  go to website 1534 Website This site includes project overview as well as user's guide for remote sensing of active fire and post-fire effects
  go to website 1641 Training Session Science-Based Fuels Management Planning (FOR 433)
  go to website 1642 Training Session Remote Sensing of Active Fire and Post-Fire Effects (FOR 435)
  go to website 1643 Training Session Assessing Fire Effects and Burn Severity (FOR 434)
  go to website 1644 Training Session Fuels Inventory and Mapping (FOR 451)
  go to website 1645 Website  
  go to website 1646 Training Session Rangeland Ecology (RNGE 459)
    5314 Invited Paper/Presentation Application of an Airborne Digital Camera System for Mapping White Ash Distribution to Support Rapid Assessment of Burn Severity
  go to website 6882 Training Session Non-Credit Module--Refresh Math Skills

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