Prioritizing Stakeholder Needs
We passionately believe that working with and understanding the communities, land owners, fire fighters, natural and cultural resources stewards and those affected by fire is our highest priority in identifying the gaps in fire science.
In 2014, key knowledge and technology needs for Pacific Islands fire practitioners emerged which aligned with Joint Fire Science Program goals and the National Cohesive Strategy for Wildland Fire Management.
Current Wildfire Stakeholder Priorities
PFX continues its work on priorities such as pre- and after fire management and response, prevention and education, and understanding drivers of wildfire. We also constantly adjust, refine and offer new fire science products based on our deep engagement and commitment to those affected by wildfire. We are proud to say that we are in constant contact with our end-users through the co-development, review and delivery of wildfire science.
Growing Our Wildfire Community
PFX continuously aims to grow the diversity and breadth of membership of those seeking knowledge about fire in the Pacific.
Seeking New Ways to Connect With You
PFX is committed to timely and responsive wildfire science delivery that attracts new members not only through our fact sheets and webinars, but also through oral histories (Partner Perspectives), remote/hybrid meetings and workshops, social media and new forms of communication.
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Recent Resources for Practitioners
Members of our community from three islands will talk about their efforts in reducing the threat of wildfire across boundaries. Robbie Justice of Forest Solutions, Inc. on Hawai‘i Island, Jeremie Makepa of ‘Āina Alliance on Kaua‘i, and Erin Peyton of Paniolo Hale Firewise Committee on Moloka‘i share their lessons learned in reducing hazardous fuels and how agencies, landowners and residents can work together collectively.
Some introduced grasses in Hawai`i are especially fire prone and present challenges to land owners, land stewards and those concerned with the spread of wildfire. This ID guide is a quick reference to identify and control fire-adapted grasses.
As wildfires burn with greater frequency and intensity across Hawai‘i and the Western Pacific, many natural resource management partners have been working together to learn about, better prepare for, and address post-fire impacts on communities and natural resources.