NCEAS Product 25289

Moritz, Max A.; Topik, Chris. 2016. Project charter: Fire research consensus project. (Abstract)

Abstract

This document provides an overview of the Fire Research Consensus (FRC) Project, jointly funded by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and the Wilburforce Foundation. The FRC Project brings together representatives from diverse geographic and scientific backgrounds to identify common ground related to the role of fire in pine, mixed conifer, and cold subalpine forests across the western US, so as to inform public policy and management decision-making. This document is subject to periodic review and refinement by the FRC Project Steering Committee and will be updated as needed. The FRC project was approved by the SNAP partnership in January, 2015. Our current timeline anticipates activities throughout 2016 and completion in 2017.