Great Plains Fire Science Exchange: A Source for Fire Information

Although fire plays an important role in maintaining ecosystems in the Great Plains, managers, fire operations, private landowners, and researchers working with fire are often disconnected from each other.  The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange joins a nationwide network of regional consortia funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP).  The  vision behind this knowledge exchange is to build collaborative science delivery networks to accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science information.  This approach will improve communication between researchers, fire managers, and private landowners.  The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange is focused on the mid-continent grassland resource that has a long evolutionary history of fire and grazing, with both working landscapes and conservation lands in public and private ownership settings.  The Exchange plans to increase the availability and application of fire science information for natural resource management and to serve as a conduit for on-the-land fire managers to share research needs with the scientific community.  Products created by the Great Plains FIre Exchange will be developed using feedback and suggestions directly from the Great Plains fire community.  We plan to achieve a more cohesive community of fire users by providing a web based clearinghouse for information, developing a network of demonstration sites, and a variety of research synthesis products. For more information find us on the web: at or on Facebook: at . We can also be contacted at