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Fire Ecology
Fire Research
State Agencies
Weather Info




There are many sites that contain ecology and wildland fire-related information. Those listed here provide a good source of basic information and also have links to a number of other sites.


Bureau of Indian Affairs Wildland Fire Management

Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation

Federal Emergency Management Administration

Joint Fire Science Program
The JFSP is a partnership of six federal wildland fire and research organizations that provides scientific information and support for fuel and fire management programs.

National Association of State Foresters

National Fire Plan

National Fire Protection Association

National Interagency Fire Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Park Service

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program

Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact 

Plymouth, MA Fire Department

The Nature Conservancy

Trustees of Reservation Sand Barrens Management

USDA-Forest Service Fire & Aviation Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States Fire Administration

Fire Ecology

Fire Ecology
Department of Interior Fire Ecology educational awareness package. Training and education. Fire education resource material concerned with fire ecology. Located under 'Fire Management.'

Fire Ecology and Management
Describes the Kennedy Space Center fire management area, including photos, maps, and information on vegetation and the use of prescribed burning as a tool. Site sponsored by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration.

Fire Effects Information System
Research conducted about fire effects on plants and animals. Site maintained by USDA-Forest Service.

Tall Timbers Research Station
Describes this non-profit scientific and educational organization that conducts research dealing with fire ecology.

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Fire Research Resources

USDA-Forest Service Research Publications Search

Fire Research and Management Exchange System

USDA-Forest Service Free Fire Software Information and Downloads

USDA-Forest Service Fire Applications Support

USDA-Fire Effects Information System
Summarizes research about living organisms in the US - biology, ecology, and relationship to fire.


National Wildfire Coordinating Group Wildland Fire Education Working Team
Bibliography of Wildland Fire Web Sites

Communicator's Guide to Wildland Fire
Interactive learning experience containing basic information about wildland fire.

Bureau of Land Management Environmental Education
Agency site devoted to educational and ecological topics.

Burning Issues
An interactive multimedia program that explores fires that occur on wildlands (Grades 5-10).

Created to provide fire protection information to those who live in fire prone areas of North America .

Project Learning Tree Fire Education Materials
Environmental education program on forest management and fire ecology (Pre-K - 12).

Wildland Fire Prevention and Education Materials
Federal wildland fire prevention and education materials available by mail order.

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Non-Governmental Organizations

The Nature Conservancy

TNC Fire management web site

TNC Global fire initiative

Fire in the Albany Pine Bush

Long Island Central Pine Barrens web site

Long Island Central Pine Barrens Commission

Long Island Central Pine Barrens Commission's Wildfire Task Force

Long Island Fire Initiative (pdf)

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State Agencies

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program

Fire Management at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Military Reservation

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources Conservation

Dr. William A. Patterson III University of Massachusetts faculty profile

Weather Information

NWS Fire Weather Forecast

USDA-Forest Service Keetch-Byram Drought Index

Northeastern NWS Fire Weather Forecasts by City

Gray / Portland, ME

Upton, NY

Taunton, MA

Albany, NY

Mount Holly, NJ


April 29, 2005 Cape Codder article on 20-yr Fuel Treatment Study at Cape Cod National Seashore, MA

Jan 27, 2005 National Geographic article on fire in the Northeast

Sept. 24, 2004 Harvard Forest Article on Liquidation of Plantation Pines in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest (Martha's Vineyard, MA)

March 29, 2004 Press Release by The Nature Conservancy: "Partnership studies fuel reduction methods, fire behavior and ecology at Manuel F. Correllus State Forest."

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