Presented by Teresa Hollingsworth. From the 2018 Alaska Society of American Foresters and Alaska Northern Forest Cooperative Annual Meeting. April 12, 2018.
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Presented by Randi Jandt and Jill Johnstone. From the 2018 Bonanza Creek LTER symposium, April 6, 2018.
AFSC fire ecologist Randi Jandt reviews how to access some of the most useful tools and resources provided by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. From the Spring 2018 Alaska Fire Science Workshop.
Presented by Heidi Strader, Randi Jandt, Jenn Jenkins, Alison York and Robert Ziel. Optional webinar for AFSC remote sensing workshop presenters to introduce the Alaska fire management context. We will summarize the natural history of fire in the state...
October 10th, 2018. Part of the Alaska Fall Fire Review, Kelly Kane, USFS Risk Management Program Specialist, presents on human performance.
Prescribed fire is an essential management tool for restoring and maintaining fire-dependent ecosystems; however, land managers are unable to apply prescribed fire at the necessary levels. Past surveys have identified a range of policies and...
Seminar presented by Sara Brown, Acting Director of the Human Performance and Innovation & Organizational Learning RD&A Program, to the Missoula Fire Lab on December 13, 2018.
This research examines perceptions of risk by decision-makers during wildland fires using newly available data from the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), with an eye toward better understanding how fire managers are considering risk on the...
Translational ecology (TE) prioritizes the understanding of social systems and decision contexts in order to address complex natural resource management issues. Although many practitioners in applied fields employ translational tactics, the body of...
Discussions of successes, struggles, and failures with partner-specific tools are vital to the successful implementation of “translational ecology” a formal term for biological conservation partnerships.
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has released its 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs):
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0019-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0019-002 has two task statements:
- Effectiveness of fuel breaks and fuel break systems
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0019-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions:
- Great Plains
- Southern Rockies
Position Overview: Serves as the agency’s lead expert on prescribed fire – use, application and implementation. The primary purpose of the position will be to provide leadership in the use and applicability of prescribed fire in Washington, develop a prescribed fire program within the agency and develop a prescribed burn certification program for those who practice prescribed burning in the State of Washington (see RCW 76.04.183). This position serves as a mid-level manager providing oversight and program advocacy for the appropriate use of prescribed fire as well as long-term growth and viability of the program.
The position will provide support for the successful operational use of prescribed fire in helping to achieve the goals of the agency’s 20-year Forest Health Strategic Plan for Eastern Washington (https://www.dnr.wa.gov/ForestHealthPlan). Additionally, the position will be expected to collaborate with other prescribed fire experts within the region and regularly report on the use, application, implementation and effects of prescribed fire in Washington with an emphasis in forested ecosystems.
Required Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in fire science, fire ecology, forestry, other applicable field.
• Minimum 10 years of experience as a wildland firefighter with experience in PNW or similar fuel types and use of prescribed fire.
• Knowledge of forest & fire ecology in the PNW or similar ecosystems and successful management strategies to address those issues.
• Demonstrated successful experience with fuels & vegetation management, fire management, and prescribed fire plans.
• Proven skills in the development and/or implementation of a similar program at the local, state or federal level.
• Prescribed fire and fuels management - experience in activities such as:
o Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; fuel loading assessments)
o Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods
o Evaluation of prescribed burn plans or fire management plans
o Conducting surveys before and after prescribed fires to determine attainment of resource objectives
• One year of experience in successfully administering contracts, interagency agreements, grants, or other partnership agreements.
• Currently qualified as NWCG RXB2 or higher OR RXM2 or higher.
Working Conditions & Special Position Requirements:
• Travel is required including overnight travel – lodging/meals covered.
• Must have valid Washington driver’s license; this position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid driver’s license as defined in agency policy
• Use/application of prescribed fire which will require ability to navigate on foot varying & diverse terrain; ability to work in smoke filled environment.
The conference theme is "Fuels of Today - Fire Behavior of Tomorrow" Understanding Fire Behavior and Fuels for Sound Decision Making and Effective Management
This conference will provide government and nongovernment professionals at all levels a...
The Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) uses the Incident Command System (ICS) to coordinate the weeklong Wildfire Academy. Under the ICS structure, the MNICS Incident Management Team (IMT) works closely with 2019 Minnesota Wildfire Academy...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
Join the Association for Fire Ecology and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. The Congress will expand the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore interconnectedness among a...
The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council will be hosting a free to attend workshop and training on the Prescribed Fire Incident Reporting System (PFIRS). This event will be taught by Jason Branz of the California Air Resources Board.
Sponsored by the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
Branda Nowell, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Michigan State University, is an organizational-community psychologist specializing in inter-organizational relationships, social networks, and...
The Idaho Law Review invites proposals for presentations and papers for its symposium, "Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West."
In 1995, fire suppression made...
Presentations of the AFSC 2018 Fall Fire Science Workshop will be...
In 2017, nearly 9,000 wildfires in California burned an area the size of Delaware, including 10,800 structures, and killed at least 46 people. Wildfires in northern California alone caused approximately $11.8 billion in damage, and lingering smoke...
Presenter: Sara Brown, USFS Human Performance & Organizational Learning Research, Development & Applications
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Let us unpack an "uncomfortable" question: Why don't women in fire universally...
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and US Forest Service have partnered together to create a new competitive grant program called the Northern California Forests and Watersheds program. Power Fire and Storrie Fire funding will be available at...
Sponsored by the...
On this webinar, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) discuss why it is necessary for the fire and emergency services to explore extreme planning considerations for response to a catastrophic event.
During a catastrophic event, your department...
Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Shaula Hedwall, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Wesley Hall, Coconino National Forest
While the number of acres burned annually by uncharacteristic wildfire continues to...