Eastern Threat Center researchers work with other scientists nationally as well as with a variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies, universities, and non-governmental partners to address forest threats.

Select the titles on this page to learn more about the Eastern Threat Center's projects and collaborations related to wildland fire. View a staff resource guide to learn more about researchers studying this topic.

New and ongoing projects:

Effects of prescribed burning on stream water quantity, quality, and fuel loads in a small Piedmont watershed in North Carolina

Fire_tower_and_smoke.jpgEffects of wildland fires and fuel treatment strategies on water quantity across the contiguous United States

Forest health monitoring, analysis, and assessment

LanDAT: the Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Quantifying large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence

Technology development to support a national early warning system for environmental threats (ForWarn)

Understanding the drivers and impacts of Appalachian fire regimes

Completed projects:

Assessment of ecosystem services and environmental threats across the Appalachians

Fire and fuel management in coast redwood

Modeling the effects of wildfire on sediment and nutrient loads in the southeastern U.S.

Pictured: Wildfires across the southern Appalachians in fall 2016 created widespread smoke impacts. Photo by Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service.

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