Wildland Fire Science—Supporting Wildland Fire and Land Management

Fact Sheet 2019-3025
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The U.S. Geological Survey's Wildland Fire Science Program produces fundamental information to identify the causes of wildfires, understand the impacts and benefits of both wildfires and prescribed fires, and help prevent and manage larger, catastrophic events. Our fire scientists provide information and develop tools that are widely used by stakeholders to make decisions before, during, and after wildfires in desert, grassland, tundra, wetland, and forest ecosystems across the United States.

Suggested Citation

Steblein, P.F., Miller, M.P., and Soileau, S.C., 2019, Wildland fire science---Supporting wildland fire and land management: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3025, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193025.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Why is Fire Science Needed?
  • 2018 U.S. Wildland Fire Facts
  • USGS Fire Science
  • Before a Fire
  • During a Fire
  • After a Fire
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Wildland Fire Science—Supporting wildland fire and land management
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3025
DOI 10.3133/fs20193025
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Office of the AD Ecosystems
Description 2 p.; 2 Companion Files
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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