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20-1-01 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award More Information Actions
Specific objectives related to management are to enhance student exposure to and interaction with fire and fuels managers, develop appreciation and understanding of fire and fuels managers information and research needs, and augment already planned and funded master or doctoral research to develop information and/or products useful to managers. The JFSP also is interested in understanding the science needs of decision-makers, which provides an opportunity for students to enhance their understanding of how science can be used to inform fire-related policy. As a result, these awards are intended to enable graduate students to conduct research that will supplement and enhance the quality, scope, or applicability of their thesis or dissertation to develop information and products useful to managers and decision-makers. Proposals must demonstrate relevance to fire, fuels, or resource management and include means to directly communicate with managers, when applicable, regarding project outcomes. Proposals must be directly related to the mission and goals of JFSP to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to search the JFSP website (www.firescience.gov) to learn more about the scope of JFSP activities. In addition, proposals must directly address management- or policy-related questions related to one or more of the following topic areas: " Fuels management and fire behavior " Changing fire environment " Emissions and air quality " Fire effects and post-fire recovery " Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire " Human dimensions of fire

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20-2-01 Performance of fuel breaks and fuel break systems More Information Actions
The objectives of this task statement are to: (1) identify or develop metrics (standards) to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance in terms of controlling wildfire behavior, aiding in wildfire suppression operations, and minimizing wildfire risk and impacts to valued resources (2) evaluate fuel breaks and fuel break systems using these metrics, and (3) identify necessary improvements in the implementation of operational fire behavior models and their data input requirements relative to assessing fuel break and fuel break system performance. Proposers must address both research needs 1 and 2 below to be considered responsive to this task statement. Research need 3 is optional. Research proposals are sought that identify or develop metrics to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance, evaluate fuel break and fuel break systems using these metrics, and investigate the applicability of these metrics to operational fire behavior models for a variety of regions and vegetation types. Proposals should clearly distinguish, as applicable, the different management objectives that influence fuel break versus fuel break system design and how this may affect the selection of appropriate performance metrics for fuel breaks versus fuel break systems. When addressing the performance of fuel break systems (as opposed to individual fuel break performance) at landscape and regional scales, proposals may consider metrics that account for both the positive and negative aspects of system performance (e.g., impacts to plant and animal communities, ecosystem resilience). Research proposals should consider fire environment factors such as fuel moisture, wind, and relative humidity under which fuel breaks with different characteristics (bare ground, vegetative) perform as intended (versus under extreme weather conditions). Research proposals also should consider using a combination of both empirical and modeling approaches to evaluate, calibrate, or validate their findings. Specific research needs include: 1. Identify or develop quantitative and qualitative metrics (standards) to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance. Metrics should be based on end-user needs (management objectives) and enable quantifying how fuel breaks and fuel break systems affect short- and long-term risk from wildfire to firefighters, human communities, and cultural and natural resources. In addition, proposed metrics also should enable distinguishing the costs versus benefits of fuel break systems to valued resources. 2. Using identified or developed metrics, evaluate performance of existing or planned fuel breaks and fuel break systems, with respect to fire behavior, operational response, wildfire risk, and threats to valued resources, and identify factors (e.g., burning condition, treatment type, area treated) that influence fuel break and fuel break system performance. 3. Identify necessary improvements in the implementation of operational fire behavior models, modeling processes, and data input requirements (e.g., fuel models) through model calibration, evaluation, and validation that incorporate the standards above and support overall improvement in model output interpretation as a means to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance.

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20-3-01 Regional Science Exchange and Outreach More Information Actions
The objective of this task statement is to solicit proposals to lead and execute a particular regional fire science exchange for a period of two years. The JFSP funds and provides oversight to a national collaborative of 15 regional wildland fire science exchanges: the Fire Science Exchange Network (FSEN). The FSEN provides the most relevant, current wildland fire science information to federal, state, local, tribal, and private stakeholders within ecologically similar regions. The FSEN brings fire, fuel, natural resource, and land managers, practitioners, and scientists together to address regional wildland fire management needs and challenges. Please see the JFSP website (www.firescience.gov) for additional information about the FSEN. This solicitation is seeking individual proposals (i.e., each proposal must be specific to one region) for the following four regions of the FSEN: Alaska, California, Great Basin, and Pacific Islands.

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01-1-1 More Information Actions
Evaluate impacts of alternative management strategies on fire regimes, and/or on the costs or operational impacts associated with fire management in unroaded areas, wilderness areas, and other areas managed for similar purposes. Studies considering ecological, social, and institutional factors are encouraged. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-1-2 More Information Actions
Evaluate factors affecting the feasibility of economically viable utilization of biomass material removed to reduce fire hazard and fuel loading. Proposals should consider economic and social factors (such as fluctuations in wood products markets in areas having fuel treatments) as well as impacts of treatment alternatives on key variables such as fuel loading, carbon storage, soil compaction, water quality, or habitat structure. This task is not intended to solicit proposals for development of new technologies or products for utilization of biomass materials. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-1-3 More Information Actions
Within the matrix of land management practices, determine the cumulative effects of fuels manipulation/reduction methods and techniques on future landscape characteristics in terms of fire behavior and severity, wildlife population and habitat structure dynamics, hydrologic effects, soil processes, ecosystem health issues, and other environmental variables; develop one or more methods or approaches to integrate fuels management into landscape level processes. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-1-4 More Information Actions
Develop, apply, and validate improved aircraft or satellite-based remote sensing applications for quantifying fuel types, fuel condition and loading, fire hazard, fire behavior, and effects such as fire distribution and severity. Approaches must be validated by, and linked to, ground measurements. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-1-5 More Information Actions
Evaluate potential contributions of wildland fire (including prescribed fire) smoke emissions to regional haze; develop and test methods, models, and analysis tools to help managers predict, quantify, identify, and document regional haze caused by wildland fires. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-1-6 More Information Actions
Develop methods or systems for incorporating existing weather and climate predictions (ranging from short- to long-term) into tactical and strategic fire preparedness and planning, prescribed fire planning, mid- and long-range fire and land management planning, and assessments of the potential for success of post fire stabilization and rehabilitation treatments; evaluate and analyze the role of climate in interannual, decadal, or longer term changes in fire season characteristics. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-1-7 More Information Actions
Develop scientifically based support tools to improve fire management decision processes. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-3-1 More Information Actions
Develop demonstration sites in various ecosystems across the United States that can serve to illustrate various fuels treatment practices or techniques, their cost effectiveness, and/or environmental effects. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-3-2 More Information Actions
Develop and implement administrative studies to determine local biological, social, physical, or other effects of wildland fire, fuel treatments, or post-fire stabilization/rehabilitation actions. Administrative studies (sometimes called management studies) are typically limited in terms of the number and complexity of measurement variables and the focus is usually on response rather than process. However, proposed work must be of high quality, defendable, replicated, and subject to peer review. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-3-3 More Information Actions
Address local knowledge gaps that are significant to fire management plan development and implementation. Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-S More Information Actions
Special Projects for 2001 Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01-U More Information Actions
Special Workshop Closed on Apr 23, 2001

01B-2-1 More Information Actions
Obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive information or data during or following wildland fire incidents or post fire land treatments. Proposals should focus on fire behavior, immediate post-fire effects including fuels reduction, post fire stabilization or rehabilitation, the effects of previous land management activities on fire behavior and severity, as well as similar issues. Proposals should also address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. Organized response teams are required. Closed on Oct 15, 2001

01B-3-1 More Information Actions
Develop demonstration sites in various ecosystems across the United States that can serve to illustrate various fuels treatment practices or techniques, their cost effectiveness, and/or environmental effects. Closed on Oct 15, 2001

01B-3-2 More Information Actions
Develop and implement administrative studies to determine local biological, social, physical, or other effects of wildland fire, fuel treatments, or post-fire stabilization/rehabilitation actions. Administrative studies (sometimes called management studies) are typically limited in terms of the number and complexity of measurement variables and the focus is usually on response rather than process. However, proposed work must be of high quality, defendable, replicated, and subject to peer review. Closed on Oct 15, 2001

01B-3-3 More Information Actions
Address local knowledge gaps that are significant to fire management plan development and implementation. Closed on Oct 15, 2001

01C-2-1 More Information Actions
Obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive information or data during or following wildland fire incidents or post fire land treatments. Proposals should focus on fire behavior, immediate post-fire effects including fuels reduction, post fire stabilization or rehabilitation, the effects of previous land management activities on fire behavior and severity, as well as similar issues. Proposals should also address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. Organized response teams are required. Closed on Apr 19, 2002

01C-3-1 More Information Actions
Develop demonstration sites in various ecosystems across the United States that can serve to illustrate various fuels treatment practices or techniques, their cost effectiveness, and/or environmental effects. Closed on Apr 19, 2002

01C-3-3 More Information Actions
Address local knowledge gaps that are significant to fire management plan development and implementation. Closed on Apr 19, 2002