Changing Climate & Wildfire in Hawai`i: Current Observations & Future Projections

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.

Webinar: When Climate Change and Invasive Species Intersect

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Who: University of Hawaiʻi’s Kevin Faccenda and Kelsey Brock will present “Identifying Fire-Promoting Invasive Plants & Their Potential to Impact Hawai`i’s Natural & Cultural…

Presentation: Guam’s Wildfire Outlook (2022)

Christine Fejeran, Guam Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division describes the wildfire threats to ecosystems and people on Guam, the on-going education challenges, and hopes for the future. (11 MINS)…

Webinar: When Climate Change and Invasive Species Intersect

Who: University of Hawaiʻi’s Kevin Faccenda and Kelsey Brock will present “Identifying Fire-Promoting Invasive Plants & Their Potential to Impact Hawai`i’s Natural & Cultural Resources” which will explain the process of identifying…

Weed Fire Risk Assessment Tool: a Hands-On Webinar for Land Managers & Owners

Who: University of Hawaiʻi’s Kevin Faccenda and Dr. Clay Trauernicht Wildland Fire Specialist (UH Cooperative Extension) presented a hands-on webinar for land managers and land owners on the topic above. (36 MINS)…

Changing Climate and Fire: a Crisis Brewing in the Pacific

As the climate crisis rages on, wildfires will become ever more frequent, more intense, and more wide-spreading in Hawai’i and across the Pacific. This fact sheet summarizes the latest climate research as…

Vegetation—Rainfall interactions reveal how climate variability and climate change alter spatial patterns of wildland fire probability on Big Island, Hawai’i (Science of the Total Environment, 2019)

Author Clay Trauernicht provides a spatial fire occurrence models to reveal the relative influence of multiple drivers, and discusses rainfall-vegetation interactions as a key predictor of fire risk variability as well as future drying predictions with climate change.

Wildfire In Paradise – Management Context and Challenges

This 2-page fact sheet explains the problem of wildfire on tropical islands as it intersects with watershed and marine resource health, invasive species, climate and weather. Tags: Hawaii, Climate & Fire, Fire…

Webinar: Get to Know Wildfire on Guam

Wildfires on Guam burn an average 3.3% of the island’s area each year. That’s a lot, when you consider Guam is only 210 square miles. Fire has immediate impacts on the communities,…

Webinar: First Annual Review of Wildfire in Hawaii – 2017

A review of the major fire incidents in Hawaii for 2017. Webinar participants chime in with questions and additional information about the fires. KEY WORDS: Fire Behavior & Weather, Fire Communication &…

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