July 2016

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FRAMES strives to provide a convenient, systematic exchange of information and technology within the wildland fire research and management community.

FRAMES is located in the Department of Forest Rangeland, and Fire Sciences in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources in Moscow, Idaho. 

The FRAMES Program is funded by the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program at the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station.






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Job: Fire Management Planning Specialist - USFS – Eureka, CA (posted July 21, 2016)

Region Five

Six Rivers National Forest

Supervisor’s Office

Duty Station:  Eureka, CA

The Six Rivers National Forest is currently seeking a candidate for up to a 120 day detail/temporary promotion in Eureka, CA.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide leadership, coordination, and oversight in wildland fire planning on the Six Rivers National Forest.    This position is responsible for implementing fire planning policies and procedures consistent with national and regional level guidance and coordinating information between regional and local fire planning units, and with other resource specialists.   The incumbent is responsible for managing and applying wildland fire planning processes and procedures using highly specialized analytical and technical tools.

  • Start date is negotiable but would like someone in place by Mid-August, 2016.
  • Travel, per diem, and base salary will be paid by the Six Rivers National Forest.
  • Eligibility for temporary promotions is determined by the agency and OPM requirements.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, send your current resume to James Courtright at jamescourtright@fs.fed.us by July 26, 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact James at 707-441-3575.

BpS Review Deadline Extended to October 31 (posted July 20, 2016)

When LANDFIRE reached a recent high mark of 4,000 Biophysical Settings (BpS) review documents downloaded, keeping the momentum going gained importance. To that end, the deadline to submit reviews has been extended from June 30 to October 31.
The LANDFIRE BpS review project launched earlier this year in order to engage vegetation ecologists, fire managers and other land management practitioners in an effort to update and improve more than 1,000 BpS descriptions across the country. The review entails reading and commenting on a 4-to-10 page MS-Word document at one’s own setting and pace (we estimate that a review takes less than an hour).

For more information, click HERE.

Postdoc Position in Community and Ecosystem Ecology - Copenhagen, Denmark (posted July 20, 2016)

Applications are invited for a Postdoc position in the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The postdoc will start as soon as October 1, 2016 and be funded for up to 3 years.

Project description

The postdoc position is part of a new collaborative project called WARM (Warming and Removal in Mountains) that will test hypotheses about the consequences of warming and the loss of dominant plant species on above- and below-ground linkages in montane plant communities around the world. Field work could be carried out in Norway, Switzerland, Greenland, China, Tasmania, Costa Rica, Argentina, the US, New Zealand, or elsewhere.  Briefly, the project is a full factorial design with warming (using OTC’s) crossed with dominant plant species removal at high- and low-elevation sites in >10 mountain regions around the world. A suite of community- and ecosystem-level responses are measured both above- and belowground. The postdoc will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects related to the overall project, but will also collaborate closely with a technician, students, and faculty in Copenhagen, as well as colleagues around the world. The project is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2016.

Job: Ecology Field Research Intern – University of Minnesota (posted July 20, 2016)

B4WARMED (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) is a manipulative experiment that warms plants and soil in the field to examine tree seedling response to warming with respect to physiology, phenology, growth, and survival.  For more information: http://forestecology.cfans.umn.edu/Research/B4WARMED/.

Position overview:
We seek one independent and mature field assistant with a background in biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or a related field for a paid field research internship ($10/hr).  The openings start in early August and go until late October, start dates are flexible around these weeks. Typical work days are eight hours Monday through Friday, however tasks will require early morning, evening, or weekend work. A valid driver’s license is required. The intern will work and travel mostly independently and occasionally in a pair or small group. Maturity to work autonomously and for long hours is required.

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

Job: Senior Research Specialist - University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources (posted July 20, 2016)

The Senior Researcher will contribute to the economic modeling and tracking of the economic impacts of wildlife, timber, grazing, water, outdoor recreation, and related natural resources to Idaho’s economy. The Senior Researcher will collaborate with senior scientists to develop statewide, regional, and local information tracking systems and analytical tools for the purpose of annual reporting and stakeholder engagement. This position will also provide expertise to collaborators, scientists, and stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of publications, workshops, and related outreach activities.

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

Job: Burn Boss - The Nature Conservancy - Long Pond, PA (posted July 18, 2016)


The Burn Boss directs prescribed fire operations and oversees training and qualifications of crew members at the local level.


The Burn Boss directs prescribed fire operations; coordinates fire suppression activities, and may develop or review Prescribed Burn Unit Plans and Site Fire Management Plans. S/he will work closely with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (state wildlife agency) to restore wildlife habitat through a long-term cooperative agreement with the Conservancy. S/he is responsible for safe and effective fire operations, administering physical fitness testing, training and organizing crew; conducting annual refresher training, and maintaining documentation files for crew member training and qualifications. The Burn Boss evaluates trainees and certifies task books for positions up to RXB2. S/he may perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire activities. Additional fire activities include site visits, burn plan writing and reviewing, organize classroom and field day trainings, communicating and directing contractors, writing and reviewing contracts, and prescribed fire implementation on Conservancy and partner lands across, potentially, a large geographic region. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, he/she will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials. In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short term employee of the partner entity (such as an Administratively Determined, short term federal employee). This position is currently a two-year term position and will be extended pending the securement of long-term funding.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15, 2016.

Job: Fire Project Coordinator - Yakima, WA (posted July 18, 2016)

Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council

Fire Project Coordinator

Yakima, WA

The WRC&D is looking for a candidate that understands the collaborative work environment, can work with diverse groups of people from any background and coordinate projects so they efficiently move forward.  The Fire Project Coordinator will support the mission of the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council under the supervision of the Executive Director and will work with the Fire, Landscape, and Communities Coordinator to meet tasks identified by state legislation, state grant agreements and funding agreements from other non-governmental organizations.

The position will, with support from the WRC&D team, coordinate communication between multiple groups and individuals throughout the State of Washington.  A successful candidate for the position will have the ability to coordinate implementation of the overall project, coordinate sub-awards to multiple partners, coordinate outreach efforts being conducted across three different forest collaboratives, and will record and report on lessons learned to improve the use of prescribed fire. 

The position will also assist in development of a learning network related to post-fire recovery practices and “pre-fire planning for post-fire response”.

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

JFSP Funding Opportunity (posted July 15, 2016)

The Joint Fire Science Program will be requesting proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) announcements beginning approximately September 15, 2016 and remaining open through November 17, 2016.

This is an early alert to investigators interested in the topics listed in this document so you can begin considering responsive ideas with potential partners and collaborators.

Job: Burn Crew Manager - The Nature Conservancy - Van Buren, MO (posted July 15, 2016)


The Burn Crew Manager supervises a squad (4-8 Burn Crew Members) in fire management activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position.


The Burn Crew Manager travels extensively as the work leader of a six-person fire crew responsible for logistical coordination of crew travel, burn unit preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at sites throughout Missouri in woodland and grassland fuels. Burn Crew Manager will lead fireline construction, burn unit preparation, and participate in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. Experience on fires may afford Task Book sign-off for some fireline positions. This position also includes routine preserve management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, and brush cutting. This position requires extended periods of outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions with long and irregular hours and cooking and sleeping under rustic conditions. The Prescribed Burn Crew Manager is required to live in fire management facilities in Van Buren and be available for work on short notice when business requires.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 26, 2016.

Job: Burn Crew Member - The Nature Conservancy - Van Buren, MO (posted July 15, 2016)


The Burn Crew Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.


The Burn Crew Member travels extensively as part of a six person fire crew responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at sites throughout Missouri in woodland and grassland fuels. Burn Crew Members will assist with fireline construction, burn unit preparation, and participate in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. Experience on fires may afford Task Book sign-off for some fireline positions. This position also includes routine preserve management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, and brush cutting. This position requires extended periods of outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions with long and irregular hours and cooking and sleeping under rustic conditions. The Prescribed Burn Crew is required to live in fire management facilities in Van Buren and be available for work on short notice when business requires.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 19, 2016.

Job: Fire Management Officer - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (posted July 14, 2016)


As Fire Management Officer for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, you will plan, develop and coordinate all aspects of a diverse, urban and active fire program. Provide oversight of budgetary processes and allocations to meet changing conditions, perform a full range of supervisory duties, analyze management plans, develop short and long term plans, coordinate activities with other divisions and cooperators to meet ecosystem objectives, oversight of fire effects program, develop or coordinate training, provide oversight of firefighter/public safety program. This position also serves two satellite parks in the Midwest Region. Ensures equal employment opportunity. Proactively ensures employee safety. May serve as Contracting Officer's Representative.

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

All documents and electronic submissions must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Job: Field Assistant - The Nature Conservancy - Easton, MD (posted July 13, 2016)


The Conservation Practitioner II supports field monitoring programs; and also performs and participates in preparation of management plans, fire equipment maintenance and management, GIS entry, filing and data entry. This is a full-time, temporary (5-6 month) position with an end date of December 31, 2016.


The Conservation Practitioner II assists with hydrologic monitoring and also with maintaining property managed by TNC. S/he will maintain field equipment, collect routine field measures, and assist with water quality sampling and data analyses. Also, s/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring, assists in prescribed bums, and maintains tools, equipment, and land. The Conservation Practitioner II will maintain preserve records using a database or PC.


For more information about or to apply to this position, click HERE. number 44443, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 25, 2016.

Association for Fire Ecology's 2016 Certification Program (posted July 12, 2016)

The deadline to apply for the AFE's Wildland Fire Professional and Wildland Fire Academic Certification Programs has been extended to September 1, 2016.

Visit the AFE website for more information about these certification programs and to apply.

Apply for Habitat Restoration Grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (posted July 12, 2016)

GOCO is offering $500,000 in available funding for habitat restoration projects focused on improving and restoring Colorado's rivers, streams, wetlands, and critical habitat. For more information about this grant opportunity, visit the GOCO website

Applications are due on September 23, 2016.

Job: Muleshoe Ranch Preserve Steward - TNC - Willcox, AZ (posted July 9, 2016)


The Muleshoe Ranch Preserve Steward performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management.


The Muleshoe Ranch Preserve Steward will assist in the day-to-day operations at the Muleshoe Ranch Preserve, which will include the maintenance, management and general oversight of the preserve and will assist as needed with the guest services operation that may include contact with and assisting lodging guests. This position may include contact with youth. This position includes a diverse array of responsibilities which may include directing work teams comprised of volunteers, implementing preserve management plans, assisting State and Federal partners with conservation work on the Preserve, assisting in prescribed burns, removing exotic species, maintaining tools and equipment, and operating heavy and dangerous machinery (e.g., chain saw).


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 07/28/2016.

FEIS Synthesis on the Fire Ecology of Sage-grouse (posted July 9, 2016)

The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) has a new, comprehensive synthesis on the fire ecology of sage-grouse: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/animals/bird/cent/all.html

Postdoctoral Research in Arctic Ecology and Climate Change – University of Illinois (posted July 7, 2016)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research associate for newly funded research on shrub functional traits and belowground carbon cycling in the Alaskan tundra. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Jennifer Fraterrigo and Feng Sheng Hu at the University of Illinois as part of a collaborative effort with research partners Drs. Ken Tape and Eugenie Euskirchen at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Responsibilities will include field data collection to characterize plant traits and belowground carbon cycling, sample and data analysis, and writing scientific publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue new research directions, and will help manage the lab and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. The initial term of appointment is one year, renewable for one additional year contingent upon satisfactory progress. Salary is competitive and commensurate with previous experience. The expected start date is January 1, 2017.

For additional information regarding this position, click HERE.

Job: Resource Forester - Missouri (posted July 5, 2016)


Works under the supervision of the Forestry District Supervisor or the Forestry Regional Supervisor. Directs and/or provides assistance with the multiple use management of state-owned land. This work includes: detailed forest inventory, timber sale marking, timber sale administration, timber stand improvement, reforestation, recreation, area maintenance, prescribed fire, and wildfire suppression. Works with other Department personnel, including other Divisions and partners in the multiple-use planning and management of state-owned lands. May be responsible for supervising a work team, including writing and presenting annual performance appraisals, preparing annual goals and objectives, and annual work plans, and directing daily work activities. Writes contracts, prepares annual work team budget, and issues special use permits. Provides training and assistance to rural fire departments. Works closely with forest industry groups. Conducts public relations activities. Provides professional forestry assistance to private forest owners by conducting forest resource inventories, providing ArcGIS maps, and preparing forest management plans and resource management recommendations. Designs, inspects and certifies performance of forestry practices on private land for USDA Farm Bill and State cost share programs. Diagnoses insect and disease outbreaks on forest and ornamental trees and recommends controls. Develops forest management demonstrations and promotes forest benefits and projects in the local community. Prepares and presents public programs related to forestry to communities, organizations and schools. Represents the Department and Forestry Division at local fairs and other special events. Prepares media releases on forestry related topics. Provides community forestry recommendations and assistance related to urban forestry for individuals, local communities, and green industry professionals. Performs other duties as required. EOE


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or Forestry Management and three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in forestry work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A closely related Natural Resources degree may be considered with significant forestry coursework and professional experience in forestry related duties.

To apply for this job visit the announcement page.

Job: Field Monitoring Technicians - Great Basin Institute (posted July 5, 2016)

The ecological monitoring program at GBI serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys. This program is a component of our well-established Research Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West. As an element of this program, participants will implement the Bureau of Land Management’s national Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting standardized inventory and long-term ecological data at multiple scales across the Western BLM districts. In accordance with this strategy and through a partnership with the BLM, GBI’s ecological monitoring program is dedicated to providing college graduates and emerging professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting experience in natural resource management.
Field Technicians will work cooperatively with BLM Biologists and Resource Managers, and a GBI Field Lead. Each field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) will characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Describing Indicators of Rangeland Health (DIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites.
o $15.00/hour
o $15.00 Camping per diem
o $75/week housing stipend
o Upon availability – 2 September 2016
o Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum
Field Leads will work cooperatively with BLM Biologists and Resource Managers; and GBI Field Technicians. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites.
o $1,360 bi-weekly salary
o $15.00 Camping per diem
o $75/week housing stipend
o 8 August – 30 December 2016
o Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum
Field work for this position includes maintaining safety awareness and practices, navigating off-trail to sampling sites, establishing sampling plots and transects, identifying and describing soil horizons, collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights), making qualitative range assessments, and taking photo-points. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Additional duties include entering data into an Access-based database, employing QA/QC techniques, and aiding with field logistics.  Depending on the field office, the objective of the 2016 AIM sampling season is to collect comprehensive vegetation and rangeland monitoring data. This data will be summarized and analyzed at the end of the field season to inform future management of sagebrush ecosystems, Resource Management Plans, and grazing permit renewals.
For additional information about these positions, visit the GBI employment page HERE.

Job: Fire Training Specialist - Riverton, WY (posted July 2, 2016)

General Duties:

Provide wildland fire suppression and management training and assistance to the Wyoming State Forestry Division, cooperating agencies, and local governments in support of the Wyoming Forest Action Plan.

Advance your career with a leader in western forestry! The Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD) delivers all forestry programs. You will have the opportunity to work in wildland fire management as the division’s Fire Training Specialist. As a WSFD employee, you will become a well-rounded instructor helping advance forest and fire management in Wyoming. Our culture will provide you with the opportunity for professional growth and diverse experience that will help you further your career.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the development of strategies to develop wildland fire suppression and management training, evaluation goals, objectives, and action plans.
  • Reviews and evaluates a variety of commercial training resources in order to determine their suitability for use in state training programs.
  • Prepares and explains course lesson plans, updates and revises existing lesson plans.
  • Develops multi-media aids for training.
  • Schedules classes, curricula and reviews results of training fore employees.
  • Writes training announcements and program summaries.
  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of learning objectives, and the development of testing processes, in both practical and written form.
  • Develops and distributes training needs analysis.
  • Maintains education files and required reports, following departmental regulations.
  • Serves as the primary agency representative to the Rocky Mountain Trainin Committee.
  • Assists with wildland fire suppression and management as assigned.
  • Preforms additional duties as assigned to assist the division’s implementation of the Wyomoing Forest Action Plan.

For more information and to apply visit the announcement page here.

Job: Project Coordinator - Texas A&M (posted July 2, 2016)

Major Duties:

  • Facilitate site-based conservation and environmental education programing, workshops, seminars, and outreach and other curriculum-based programs featuring Jones State Forest and other public lands with in Greater Houston region.
  • Empower and engage youth through education to become natural resource conservation advocates and understand career pathways toward natural resource careers.
  • Oversight and training of outreach team members (part-time workers and volunteers) to leverage outreach opportunities within primarily Harris and Montgomery counties but not limited to these counties.

Occasional Duties:

  • Assist Mitigation/Prevention Department with WUI risk assessments, CWPP planning and provide wildfire educational assistance to community based wildfire prevention programs.

For more information visit this page.

Job: Forester I - El Dorado, AR (posted July 2, 2016)

Deltic Timber Corporation is seeking entry level Foresters. The positions require a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry-Forest Management with 0-2 years experience. Deltic is interested in candidates who are motivated self-starters who want to make immediate contributions in the Ola District, West/Central Arkansas area (could base from Hot Springs, AR) and in the Waldo District (Magnolia, AR) south central/west area. Job requirements include: cruise & evaluate timberland; monitor newly planted trees for quality control; check Summer and Fall plantations; ready sites for replanting by burning; prepare logging jobs by identifying SMZ's; collect experimental plot data on specific tracts which directly affect the health & growth rates of our forests.

For application information visit the announcement page here.

Postdoctoral Position - Vegetation Modeling - France (posted June 30, 2016)

The European Space Agency (ESA) CCI (Climate Change Initiative) project aims to generate a number of essential climate variables (ECVs) using satellite sensors. The CCI Fire Project will deliver new burned area time series over the period 2000-2017 using data from the MERIS instrument and other sensors. At the same time, specific burned area data related to “small fires” which are difficult to capture using moderate resolution images, will be developed for Africa based on data from Sentinel-2.

We seek to hire a post-doctoral fellow responsible for using the new ESA CCI fire products in a global biosphere model, and calculating the impact of fires on the carbon balance of ecosystems at regional and global scale. The position will be hired jointly between LSCE (http://www.lsce.ipsl.fr) and CEFE (http://www.cefe.cnrs.fr/fr/) two research institutes from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) located near Paris and at Montpellier, respectively for a total duration of three years.

Scientific activities will cover the benchmarking of the global dynamic vegetation model ORCHIDEE using the new ESA burned area products. The novelty of this work is the focus on the simulation of fire patch distribution and post fire ecosystem resilience, combining burned area and subsequent vegetation productivity indicators (NDVI, LAI). International collaboration within the ESA CCI consortium and with fire scientists in South Africa (S. Archibald), Northern Eurasia and the US (W.M. Hao) is planned.

For more information visit the announcement page here.

Northern California WTREX Training Opportunity (posted June 24, 2016)

This training is being held from October 17-28. Applications are due July 31. For application information visit this page.

A prescribed fire training exchange that recognizes and reinforces the critical role of women's leadership and perspective in fire management

Key things to know about WTREX:

  • Applications are due July 31, 2016.
  • This year, WTREX will represent a one-time refocusing of the Nor Cal TREX (working in the same locations with Nor Cal TREX burn hosts); new WTREX locations are anticipated for future years.
  • WTREX is an intensive two-week training exchange that combines practical live-fire training with indoor learning and discussion to advance participants’ qualifications and experience in wildland fire operations.
  • WTREX will engage both women and men in building a support network for female fire practitioners working to advance their leadership in wildland fire management.
  • WTREX participants will work together to accomplish much-needed prescribed burning in a variety of fire-adapted ecosystems in northwestern California.
  • Today’s fire problems are so complex that we need to elevate diversity in intellect, talent, and perspective in order to solve them.
  • Managers of federal, tribal, and private lands will serve as hosts, inviting teams of WTREX participants to burn on their land.

Colorado Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Funding Opportunity (posted June 23, 2016)

On June 7th, 2016, the Department of Natural Resources announced the availability of another $1 million for wildfire risk reduction projects, through the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program (WRRG).

Two types of projects will be considered through this grant program:

  • Fuels treatment projects located in Colorado that reduce the risk of damage to property, infrastructure, water supplies, and other high-valued assets as a result of wildfire and/or limit the likelihood of wildfires spreading into populated areas.
  • Projects that address unmet needs for capacity at the local level. These grants are designed to provide communities with equipment that will enable them to treat hazardous fuels on state and private lands going forward.

The timeline for this grant cycle is as follows:

  • RFA release – June 7th, 2016
  • Application deadline – August 8th, 2016, 11:59 pm
  • Anticipated award date – September 19th, 2016
  • Project completion deadline – May 31st, 2018

The Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program (WRRG), created under Senate Bill 13- 269, focuses on projects that reduce the risk for damage to property, infrastructure and water supplies, and those that limit the likelihood of wildfires spreading into populated areas. Funds are directed to non-federal lands within Colorado. Through four grant cycles, the WRRG Program has now awarded nearly $10.8 million in grants to 116 projects across 27 counties throughout the state.

In the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 16-003, which authorized an additional $1 million for the WRRG Program.

For more information visit this page.

Job: Faculty Tenure -Track Position - Humbolt State University (posted June 20, 2016)


Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research rec ord. Teaching assignments may include: Applied Natural History & Ecology, Principles of Ecological Restoration, Applied Ecological Restoration, Environmental Methods, Environmental Science and Management Senior Capstone, Freshman Seminar, and Graduate Seminar. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research and scholarship/creative activity; and service to the University, profession and community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system -wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

For a full position description and application instructions visit the full position announcement.

Input Needed on Draft Fuel Model Guide for Alaska (posted June 9, 2016)

The Fire Behavior and Modeling Group is leading a revision of the 2008 Fuel Model Guide. We hope to finalize the revision in winter 2016-17. They are looking for photos and feedback from people familiar with fire in Alaska and those who have opportunities to observe fire behavior during the 2016 fire season, particularly in Closed Black Spruce and Open Black Spruce forest types. Visit the FMAC page to learn more.

Job: Assistant Professor in Wildland Fire, University of Alberta (posted June 1, 2016)

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences - Department of Renewable Resources

Competition No.  -      A108229470

Closing Date  -            Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Renewable Resources seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) for a teaching/research position focused on wildland fire ecology, management, behaviour or operations research.  The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences emphasizes excellence in teaching and encourages innovative pedagogical approaches, including distance delivery and blended learning. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in fire management, forest ecology, or related fields. The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally competitive, externally funded research program that creates and sustains collaborative relationships with fire scientists and managers at the provincial and federal governments through the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, https://www.ualberta.ca/~wcwfs/. The candidate’s research should complement the existing research strengths of the Department in forest ecology, forest protection and sustainable forest management.

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Humboldt State University (posted May 24, 2016)

Post-fire vegetation responses: The Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University (HSU; Arcata, CA, USA) is seeking a full-time, 12 month Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of plant and fire ecology. The successful applicant will perform field research in northern California, supervise a field crew, conduct data analyses, prepare reports and manuscripts for publication, and maintain lab and equipment organization. The work will focus on characterizing the differences between once and twice burned coniferous forests, specifically using the Sims and Saddle Fires that burned on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. The objectives of the work are to understand how fire, and repeated fire, influence plant communities – including tree, shrub, and herbaceous components. The work being conducted is a collaboration with the US Forest Service (USFS), and is a joint project run by Dr. Erik Jules (HSU) and Dr. Ramona Butz (USFS). Additional field-based projects may be pursued depending on the interest of the candidate and include work on knobcone pine expansion in northern California. In addition, this position could include a teaching component, if the candidate is interested in increasing their experience in the classroom (not required). The candidate should have (1) a PhD in biology, forestry, or a related field; (2) strong field-based skills in plant and/or forest ecology; (3) strong quantitative skills; (4) strong GIS, database, and modeling skills; and (5) an interest in fire ecology. Experience with and/or interest in working with LiDAR data is a plus.

Salary is $40k with benefits. Start date is flexible but ideally the candidate can begin work in or around January of 2017. Applications should be submitted no later than September 1, 2016 as a single pdf to Erik Jules (erik.jules@humboldt.edu) and include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement describing past research experience and interests, and (4) the names and contact information for three references.

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