In 2014, with assistance from the New Jersey State Forestry Services, U.S. Forest Service and scientists from the United Kingdom and Russia, researchers teamed up to collect data on a prescribed fire conducted in the fire prone Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Tracking of the fireâ€™s embers, or fire brands, was an important aspect of the study, along with analysis of fire behavior and smoke production. This short video is a glimpse into the project.
Participants included program staff from the newest member of our National Fire Science Network - the North Atlantic Fire Science Consortium. The consortium provides a forum for connecting researchers and managers to catalyze fire science collaborations, and a cohesive outlet for regional fire science communication and delivery.