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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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03-1-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that develop methods, models, or experimental/empirical approaches to characterize past, present and future fuel and fire regimes, fire hazard potential, and vegetation conditions related to fire under changing climate and altered climate variability. Of interest are observations and models that relate changes in fire severity or intensity, burned area(s), or vegetation complexes affected. This includes a better understanding and interpretation of the role fire plays in carbon storage and release from landscape to continental scales. Also of interest is the characterization of current and future contribution to aerosol formation and the influence on regional climatology. Lastly, investigators may address applications for tactical and strategic fire preparedness, seasonal to long-range fire management planning, or development of guidelines for post-fire rehabilitation and restoration. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-1-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that characterize and compare different collaborative planning efforts for community protection and ecosystem restoration, and determine key elements of success. Results should be presented so that managers can readily use the information to design future or adjust in-progress collaborative planning efforts. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-1-3 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that: Address methods and technologies for low cost, near real-time monitoring to determine the duration and intensity (concentration) of wildand fire emissions and public exposure during smoke episodes within communities, in the wildland-urban interface, and in other smoke sensitive areas. Comparability with federal reference methods should be addressed. Evaluate the interactions between fire behavior, fire weather and fuel loading and distribution, and resultant fire emissions, including potential hazardous air pollutants, and the factors controlling their injection atmosphere (plume rise). Results should be linked to fuel consumption, fire duration, or other fire variables. Explore the use of existing monitoring networks such as the National Atmospheric Deposition Network (NADP), Mercury Dry Deposition Network, (MDDN), CASTNet (EPA), AeroNet (NOAA), USDA UV-B program and others, to determine how fire emissions influence the chemistry of the atmosphere, and regional and national air quality. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-1-4 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that: Evaluate post-fire stabilization and rehabilitation treatments. Proposals must describe how the proposed work will complement or add essential information to existing information or projects. Evaluate alternative treatments for restoring ecosystems altered by changing fire regimes, or where alterations have affected fire regimes. Evaluate the impacts of changing fire suppression and fire use policies, and the interaction of fire and other factors (such as grazing, invasive species, etc.) on ecosystem structure and health. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-2-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to 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, and similar issues. Proposals should also address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. Organized response teams are required. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-2-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive social information or data during or immediately following wildland fire incidents or post-fire land treatments. Proposals should focus on reactions or attitudes of people to 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, and similar issues. Proposals should address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. In general, proposals should not develop new techniques but should focus on previously developed measurement tools to collect information on social issues related to this topic. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-2-3 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to collect post-fire data and analyze and describe relationships between pre-fire condition and fire behavior or fire effects on sites burned in the 2002 wildfires. Proposals should take advantage of sites where pre-fire data are available on fuel treatments, fuel characteristics, or stand structure. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-3-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to develop one or several sites that will demonstrate proven techniques of fuel management, post-fire rehabilitation, or restoration treatments of fire-adapted ecosystems. These demonstration sites can occur within one or more fuel types and within a specific geographic area (state or biogeographical region). Proposals should incorporate a program to educate and inform land managers, resource professionals, elected officials, the general public and the media about how to perform effective treatments, the benefits of doing so, and the consequences of not taking any action. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-3-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to develop and implement administrative studies to meet specific local land management needs. These site-specific needs may include 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 Jan 06, 2003

03-3-3 More Information Actions
Address local scientific knowledge gaps that are significant to fire management program implementation. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-4-1 More Information Actions
Develop information structures, tools, or decision support systems for accessing, disseminating, and applying wildland fire and fuels research results from Joint Fire Science Program funded investigations and other relevant sources. The information should be presented in a regional, national, or thematic context appropriate to and readily accessible by the target audience and clearly describe when, where, and at what scale the information is and is not applicable. Proposals shall support the needs of fire and fuel managers and other users for addressing wildland fire management planning and implementation activities. Proposals should contain a concise review of similar tools already available. Benefits of the project to the user community must be clearly identified. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-4-2 More Information Actions
Produce readily understandable and useable information synthesis or transfer products on key topics of critical interest to the fire and fuels management community. Proposals should clearly identify specific products that will support needs of fire and fuel managers and other users for addressing wildland fire management planning and implementation activities. The Governing Board envisions products that can be developed within short time periods and address immediate needs. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-S More Information Actions
Special Projects for 2003 Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-U More Information Actions
Unsolicited proposal, 2003 Closed on Jan 06, 2003