Forest Action Plans: Guidelines for Forests

Forest action plans provide an analysis of forest conditions and trends in your area.

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Studies show titanium alloy clubs may be driving force behind golf-course fires

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, found that under the right conditions, titanium clubs can create sparks that can heat to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit for long enough to ignite dry foliage.  These lightweight clubs, easier to swing than stainless steels clubs, have the potential to cause sparks when they hit rocks. 

What would a nuclear forest fire look like?

The forests around Chernobyl – the infamous nuclear power plant that exploded 28 years ago – are not decaying properly.  If these forests should catch fire, radioactive material would spread beyond Chernobyl’s Zone of Alienation, the off-limits 1000 square miles around the decommissioned facility.

Wildland Fire Assessment Program course offered online

The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Volunteer Fire Council that helps prepare volunteer fire departments to conduct home assessments in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in order to prevent and mitigate damage caused by wildfire. The program includes a four-module online course that covers understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources; a train-the-trainer toolkit; assessment tools; and more.

First annual “2013 Wildlife Emergency Medical Service Award” recipients announced

The National Wildlife Coordinating Group’s Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee (IEMS) has announced the recipients of the “2013 Wildlife Emergency Medical Service Awards.”  This kicks off an annual awards program designed to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs in emergency medical service for wildland firefighters.

Fire funding timeline

A recent history of fire funding legislation.

Fire funding talking points

A reference source for state foresters, this document was created to guide conversation regarding fire funding issues, but is not meant to be handed out to decision makers.

Fire funding one-pager document

This document was created to communicate priorities on fire funding to decision makers.

Fire funding presentation template

Presentation template contains base slides and background to represent NASF and your state on fire funding issues.


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