SNAPP: Identifying common ground among fire researchers studying mixed conifer forests

Principal Investigators:

Max A. Moritz, Craig D. Allen, Paul F. Hessburg, Penelope Morgan , Dennis C. Odion, Chris Topik, and Thomas T. Veblen

There is increasingly contentious scientific debate over how much high-severity fire should be considered “natural” in mixed conifer forests across the western U.S. In many policy and management arenas, this debate is a frustrating roadblock to effectively integrating science into decision making, often promoting inaction. At the same time, there is growing concern over how to best manage fire-prone landscapes in the face of an uncertain future climate. This working group will highlight the core issues of disagreement in this debate and... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group1st—4th November 2016Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Craig D. Allencraig_allen@usgs.govFort Collins Science Center, USGS
Julian R. Griggsjulian@dovetailconsulting.comDovetail Consulting Group
Paul F. Hessburgphessburg@fs.fed.usUSDA Forest Service
Ian McCulloughimccullough@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Penelope Morganpmorgan@uidaho.eduUniversity of Idaho
Max A. Moritzmmoritz@ucanr.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Dennis C. Odiondennisodion@charter.netUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Whitney Palanciwhitney.palanci@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Chris Topikctopik@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Thomas T. Veblenthomas.veblen@colorado.eduUniversity of Colorado, Boulder

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Report or White Paper Moritz, Max A.; Topik, Chris. 2016. Project charter: Fire research consensus project. (Abstract)
Report or White Paper Moritz, Max A.; Topik, Chris. 2017. Summary of fire research consensus project phase 2 questionnaire responses. (Abstract)
Journal Article Moritz, Max A.; Topik, Chris; Allen, Craig D.; Hessburg, Paul F.; Morgan, Penelope; Odion, Dennis C.; Veblen, Thomas T.; McCullough, Ian. 2018. A Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western United States. (Online version)
"SNAPP: Identifying common ground among fire researchers studying mixed conifer forests" is project ID: 12708