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The NC Coastal Plain Prescribed Fire Crew Technician participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:
The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the region with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. Housing is provided to fire crew members.
The Burn Crew Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. 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).
HOW TO APPLY
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 02/12/16.
The NC Coastal Plain Prescribed Fire Crew Manager participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:
The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the Coastal Plain with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. Housing is provided to fire crew staff.
The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager coordinates day-to-day activities of the prescribed fire crew and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
HOW TO APPLY
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 February 12, 2016.
Starting in January 2016, The SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group will publish the Driptorch Digest e-newsletter on a monthly basis, following our monthly meeting. Although the content is tailored to those participating in the Work Group, much of it may be of interest to others working in land management and collaborative restoration, particularly those utilizing prescribed fire within fire-adapted systems.
The Driptorch Digest will report on recent projects of the SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group and/or its member organizations, current relevant news stories, articles and online resources of interest, and training, webinar, workshop and conference listings.
To subscribe to the Driptorch Digest visit this page. By subscribing, you will also receive any blog entries posted on the Southeast Prescribed Fire Update.
The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) is seeking a well-qualified applicant to fill one of our Mitigation and Education Coordinator positions.
Mitigation and Education Coordinators are primarily responsible for implementing the WRWC’s wildfire education and fuels reduction program across the region. Mitigation and Education Coordinators act as regional liaisons between federal, state, county and local representatives to encourage information exchange while strengthening collaborative partnerships between agencies and communities. The position also works closely with WRWC staff and Steering Committee on regional initiatives.
The full position announcement, including directions for how to apply can be found by clicking here (pdf).
Required application materials must be received by 5pm MST on February 8th, 2016.
The Southern Maine Land Steward/Burn Crew Leader helps with all aspects of the Maine Chapter's southern Maine stewardship program and assists with work at Southern Maine preserves. Field work includes prescribed-fire preparation and implementation, trail construction and maintenance, equipment operation (chain saw, brush saw, UTV, ATV, tractor) and maintenance, boundary maintenance, biological monitoring, leading nature walks, interacting with preserve visitors and enforcing preserve policies. The Land Steward may be required to work occasional weekends and will be required to work outdoors in demanding conditions including poor weather. Applicant should be well organized, able to communicate effectively in person and in writing, and willing to perform a variety of tasks. Experience with maps, aerial photos, GPS, GIS, and ability to orient oneself in the field is required. Must be NWCG S-130.90 trained and FFT1 qualified or have a FFT1 Task Book open. Applicants that are FFT2 qualified with a strong desired to pursue a leadership position are also encouraged to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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 February 18, 2016.
The Nature Conservancy Stewardship Crew Leader will lead a crew of Seasonal Land Stewards in southwest Montana on a variety of on-the-ground land stewardship projects including invasive plants, stream restoration, rangeland and fire effects monitoring, and fencing to conserve the priority lands and waters. Position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in a collaborative, science-based, applied conservation program, and to gain experience in a wide variety of land and water issues. The Crew Leader is supervised by the Sandhills Preserve Manager, and works closely with Conservancy staff and other partners to develop and plan projects throughout the field season and over a wide geographic area.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
For more information about and to apply this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 19, 2016.
The Nature Conservancy High Divide Land Steward works with private and public land managers in southwest Montana on a variety of on-the-ground land stewardship projects including invasive plants, stream restoration, rangeland and fire effects monitoring, and fencing to conserve the priority lands and waters. Position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in a collaborative, science-based, applied conservation program, and to gain experience in a wide variety of land and water issues.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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 February 19, 2016.
The Conservation Practitioner IV develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for small to medium scale geographic areas.
The Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative is a partnership between the Nature Conservancy, Yakama Nation, US Forest Service, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, and WA Department of Natural Resources. This is a full-time, 35- hour per week position for a one-year term, funding dependent. The location is flexible between Yakima or Cle Elum. The mission of the Collaborative is to “improve the ecosystem health and natural functions of the landscape through active restoration projects backed by best science, community input and adaptive management.” The Coordinator will report to the Conservancy's Director of Forest Conservation and Partnerships and work closely with the Chair of the Tapash Collaborative. S/he will manage the Tapash Executive Team, support the Tapash partners, coordinate development and implementation of priority projects, support and guide the growth and development of the Collaboratove, and advance strategic priorities.
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Do you consider yourself to be part of the Great Basin conservation community? Want to help guide the future of the Great Basin? Join us online for the annual Great Basin LCC Public Forum Jan. 25 – Feb. 8. Provide feedback on conservation work in our region, topics and speakers for future webinar presentations, and suggestions for new Steering Committee members. A kick off webinar, January 25 at 10:00 AM (PST) will start off the event and introduce the topics of the Forum.
The Forum is a short-term interactive website. Register here to ensure you receive the link to the site when it goes live on Jan. 25. You will have two weeks to visit the site, see feedback from others in the conservation community and share your ideas.
Website: Register here
The Great Basin LCC is seeking project pre-proposals for landscape-scale climate-related science and information that address one or more of the eligible activities. A team of reviewers convened by the Great Basin LCC staff will evaluate project pre-proposals. Based on evaluations and potential discussions, the Great Basin LCC will invite a subset of the leads who submitted pre-proposals to submit full proposals. Invited full proposals will be eligible for up to $100,000 for Activities 1-5, and $200,00 for Activity 6 (see section II of the instructions). Invited joint proposals may also be eligible for up to $200,000. Approximately $850,000 in funding is available for up to 15 projects.
In support of the Great Basin LCC, and consistent with Secretarial Order 3289 and other LCC guidance, awards issued pursuant to this announcement will be expected to result in various products or outcomes. The Great Basin LCC reserves the right to make no awards under this announcement. Funding amounts awarded for selected proposals are not explicit; final amounts awarded are at the discretion of the GBLCC.
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Loup River TREX (NE) - March 14-26
Niobrara River Valley TREX (NE) - March 19-27
Yurok TREX (CA) - April 3-8
Bend TREX (OR) - April 25-May 6
Ashland TREX (OR) - May 9-21
The overarching objective of this study is to quantify the responses of plant community as well as small-bodied mammals and mule deer to multiple restoration scenarios following stand-replacing wildfire in the Phillip W. Schneider wildlife management area. The field site was historically renowned as a critical wintering area for mule deer. Historic overgrazing, expansion of western juniper, loss of understory, and invasion by multiple non-native annual grasses have contributed to significant declines in habitat quality and site occupancy by multiple native wildlife species. Further, a large wildfire in 2014 has presented new challenges to ecosystem restoration as well as has spurred new questions about post-fire ecosystem response. The Research Associate (Post-Doc) will: 1) merge and analyze existing data sets of fire effects on invasive/native species dynamics; 2) lead field and lab efforts for upcoming research phases focused on testing how management alternatives pre-fire (juniper cutting, cessation of grazing) and post-fire (e.g., herbicide, herbaceous and woody seeding, seedling planting) impact ecosystem recovery and wildlife utilization following disturbance; 3) present research results in written and oral formats for scientific and management audiences, and; 4) contribute to pursuing new research questions and funding potentials within the larger project objectives. An ability to work independently and constructively as part of multi-faceted research team is critical.
Full position description and application instructions can be found on the OSU website: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69342 Posting number: 0016932.
The Klamath Basin Field Technician performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. This is a full-time, 9-month term position beginning in March 2016.
The Klamath Basin Field Technician maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities such as collecting seed and planting vegetation and preparing areas for planting and other treatments. S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. S/he may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. The Klamath Basin Field Technician will assist with volunteers and may assist with tours and maintain preserve records using a database or PC.
HOW TO APPLY
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 February 5, 2016.
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is currently seeking a Project Manager to facilitate a collaborative process that will result in a web-based Wildfire Risk Explorer Tool designed to provide immediate on-line access to Wildfire Risk data. The project will begin February, 2016 with an anticipated end date of December 31st, 2018. The ORPIN System can be found at: http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/. If you have any questions with respect to the document, please contact Patricia Morgan (B) (Ph:1 (503) 945-7234). If you have any technical questions, please contact the ORPIN Help Desk at email@example.com or call 503-373-1774.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Monitoring and Assessment Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data Collection
FOREST INVENTORY INTERNSHIP
The Pacific Northwest Research Station anticipates filling 11 intern positions for the 2016 field season. These internships will be with the Forest Inventory and Analysis program and selected individuals will work on a multiple-person field crew, collecting ecological data on forest health and change. Each position will be assigned to one of 11 satellite duty stations in Washington, Oregon, or California. A weekly living allowance, monthly housing allowance, and travel allowance are provided. Health benefits may be included.
The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA) is part of a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forests and other related renewable resources.
Positions with the FIA program are primarily field based, with the field season running between the months of April and November. Field crews composed of 2-3 individuals collect ecological data that include: forest type; stand size and stand age; land-use and ownership; natural and anthropogenic treatments and disturbances; tree attributes; vegetation structure and composition; insects and disease; fuel loading; and various geographical attributes. FIA crews visit remote research sites on foot, often hiking off-trail for considerable distances (>5 miles) in rugged terrain while exposed to adverse environmental conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, sleet, dust, poisonous plants/insects, etc.). Research sites are dispersed over a large geographic area which requires extensive travel (50-80% of the time), camping, and multiday backpacking trips. In addition to data collection, crews are responsible for processing and editing field data as well as writing summaries of field visits.
A positive attitude, the capability to function on a team, the ability to adapt to changing priorities and a sense of adventure are keys to success with the FIA program. Field positions with this program are incredibly challenging yet rewarding.
These positions will be filled through the SCA internship program and can be viewed by searching “Forest Inventory Intern” AND sorting by “Title” at www.thesca.org/serve/positions
Duration of work*: 25 weeks, April 3 – September 24, 2016 (start date is not flexible for 25 week internships)
Application period: 12/18/15 – 02/05/16
Weekly Living Allowance: $240.00
Monthly Housing Allowance: Dependent upon location ? Locations: applicants must apply to each location separately.
- WASHINGTON - Twisp, Olympia, Cle Elum
- OREGON – Grants Pass, Portland, Bend*
- CALIFORNIA – Mt. Shasta, Redding, Chico, Mammoth Lakes**, Fresno**
*The Bend internship will be a 16 week internship: June 12-Sep 30
** The Mammoth Lakes and Frenso internships will be 12 weeks: May 29 – Aug 19 (Medical insurance cannot be offered.)
For additional information please contact:
Washington State Coordinator
Pacific Northwest Research Station (503)-808-3131 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon State Coordinator
Pacific Northwest Research Station (503)-808-3127 email@example.com
California State Coordinator
Pacific Northwest Research Station (503) 808-2025 firstname.lastname@example.org
If sending an e-mail, please use “SCA Intern” as the subject line.
The Stewardship Field Assistant assists with a variety of stewardship and management duties on Conservancy preserves within Maine. Duties include monitoring land, invasives species control, research, updating plans, maintaining equipment, enforcing preserve policies and monitoring visitor use, performing trail, boundary, and sign maintenance, and maintaining cooperative relationships with preserve neighbors, agency partners, the general public, and partner organizations. This is a full-time, 26 week, temporary position that begins in April 2016 and ends in October 2016.
HOW TO APPLY
For additional 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 February 11, 2016.
Two new fire regime publications—Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses—are now available and spatially searchable in the recently updated user interface for the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS, www.feis-crs.org/feis). FEIS staff defined 184 fire regimes by grouping the ~2,500 Biophysical Settings (BpS) models produced by LANDFIRE (www.landfire.gov/fireregime.php) according to similarities in vegetation, modeled fire-return intervals and fire severities, and geographic location. Fire Regime Reports are brief summaries of these models, while Fire Regime Syntheses add comprehensive, thoroughly documented reviews of the scientific literature to information in the Fire Regime Reports. Fire Regime Syntheses provide managers with the best science available on historical fire frequency, spatial pattern, extent, and seasonality; historical ignition sources; and typical patterns of fire intensity and severity. They also provide information on contemporary changes in fuels, especially in relation to their potential to influence fire regimes, and identify regions and plant communities lacking fire history data. Together, these peer-reviewed publications help managers develop plans and make informed decisions about local management of fire and fuels. In the new user interface, they are easy to access using a variety of search criteria, including plant community type and map location, and they are linked to nearly 1,100 FEIS Species Reviews.
New Mexico Highlands University is accepting applications for a nine month, tenure ? track position in of Forestry beginning in August 2016.
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This is a 12-month position with tenure accruing in the SFRC. The assigned responsibilities will be 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 40% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on applied fire science and management as related to both prescribed fire and wildfires. Roughly 50% of Florida, or over 16 million acres, is forested. Fire is essential for maintaining native ecosystems and managing production forests in the southeastern U.S. and for reducing wildfire risks. This faculty member is expected to collaborate with IFAS scientists and others who work to understand and manage fire-adapted ecosystems in Florida and elsewhere. Teaching responsibilities include two undergraduate classes (Fire Ecology and Management and a second) and a graduate class in fire science. Teaching may include online education and/or team-teaching within the SFRC undergraduate curricula. The faculty member is expected to serve as lead advisor for Forest Resources and Conservation undergraduate majors in the Protected Areas Management Specialization and advisor for undergraduate Natural Resources Conservation students. The faculty member will also participate in graduate education by advising students, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing results jointly with graduate students.
Extension opportunities exist through the Southern Fire Exchange which currently funds 2 positions under the faculty member's supervision. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.
The School of Forest Resources and Conservation (www.sfrc.ufl.edu) has teaching, research, and extension education programs in three broad areas: Forest resources and conservation; Geomatics (surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS, and GPS); and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The SFRC has 50 faculty members, 70 affiliate, courtesy, and emeritus faculty, 250 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate students. The School offers bachelor's degrees in Forest Resources and Conservation, Natural Resource Conservation, Geomatics, and Marine Sciences; thesis and non-thesis master's degrees in all focus areas, including a number of innovative distance education master's programs; and Ph.D. degrees in all focus areas.
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