The Pacific Fire Exchange is part of a nation-wide network of fire science exchanges. Learn more about our larger organization, its mission, and goals.Read More
Learn about post-fire restoration efforts and results at the Waianae Kai - Makaha burn site on Oahu by watching a recorded webinar presented by staff from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and UH Manoa.Read More
This fire burned over 1,300 acres of native forest immediately adjacent to Mauna Kea State Park. It is important because it reveals the complexity and challenges of fire response, in addition to the vulnerability valued resources on the Hawaiian landscapesRead More
This PFX Training Module is a self-paced mini-course that will help you understand how fuel type, characteristics, arrangement, and environment affects fire risk and fire behavior. You will also learn to identify hazardous fuels types and arrangements on a landscape.Read More
This guide addresses how to compile and present the information required in a pre-fire plan and lists the people with whom plans should be shared. It also provides a checklist of features that should be included in a good fire plan.Read More
The current (2015-2016), strong El Niño is forecast to bring dry conditions to our region this winter and spring. This PFX fact sheet illustrates how droughts under prior El Niños have resulted in extensive fires across the region. This indicates the current forecast is an opportunity to plan and increase preparedness for conditions of higher fire danger.
This PFX and University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension guide outlines methods to assess and monitor the post-fire condition of vegetation and soils. Using these simple, quantitative techniques, managers can track post-fire recovery and the effectiveness of post-fire management such as slope stabilization, weed control, and restoration.
Nearly one month of back to back meetings began with the Hawaii Ecosystems Meeting in Hilo. Run each year by Dr. Peter Vitousek, the meeting is an incredible opportunity to meet some of the cleverest scientists working in hawaii....Read More