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
New climate projections for Hawai‘i are based on historical rainfall, and future climate scenarios, such as the footprint of highest fire risk is expected to increase in extent and move upwards in elevation while fire risk may decrease in the driest low elevation areas. This fact sheet summarizes the latest climate research as it relates to wildfire.
In this Pacific Fire Exchange talk story Q&A session, we round up the latest research, past and present for managers and landowners wanting to understand more about how our four-legged friends (goats, sheep, cows, etc.) if managed properly can help reduce blazing and wildland fire. This month’s science share out and conversation will be with University of Hawai‘i’s Dr. Mark Thorne, Specialist, State Range and Livestock Extension and Dr. Clay Trauernicht, Fire and Ecosystems Specialist.
Invasive grasses have spread across a quarter of Hawai‘i’s land, and they’re fueling an alarming rise in wildfires. Coalitions are fighting back with new urgency and old tools. By Cynthia Wessendorf