From the text ... 'A Just Culture asserts that all human factors must be acknowledged and should be open for fair, honest analysis and criticism. If our employees involved in an accident feel that intentional unnecessary risk-taking was acceptable...
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
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Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map
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From the text ... 'How managers and supervisors react to an accident can either move the organization toward or away from a learning culture. In this regard, a 'Just Culture' cultivates a learning culture. Traditionally, we have...
From the text ... 'While many individuals are involved in wildland firefighting operations, we don't really know much about how the human mind works when on the fireline. Which actions are intentional or conscious, and which actions are...
Introduction: Environmental contaminants are groups of unwanted, ubiquitous chemicals, found in food via weathering of the earth's crust, combustion (natural or anthropogenic), industrial uses or as unwanted bi-products of manufacturing processes...
In this paper, we present how elders of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario have drawn upon their knowledge and values associated with fire to engage in fire management planning for 1.3 million hectares of their traditional boreal forest...
The economic costs of adverse health effects associated with exposure to wildfire smoke should be given serious consideration in determining the optimal wildfire management policy. Unfortunately, the literature in this research area is thin. In an...
From the text (p. 34) ... 'Given the fact that climate change will cause many wildfires to burn larger and longer, the real issue in the near future will not be cost reduction or even cost containment, but rather, cost management. Expenditures may...
From the text ... ''Fire is fire' is a familiar catch-phrase in the fire management community, recognizing that fire is both a tool and a process that shapes the landscape. Today, National Park Service managers use the goals and...
This paper assesses the resilience of Alaska's boreal forest system to rapid climatic change. Recent warming is associated with reduced growth of dominant tree species, plant disease and insect outbreaks, warming and thawing of permafrost, drying...
From the text ... 'The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service manages fire to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats, while first ensuring human safety and then protecting our facilities and neighboring communities...
Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist our full-time field operations staff with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.
The National Science Foundation's NEON is a 30+ year project dedicated to collecting and providing open access continental-scale data to better understand how our nation's ecosytems are changing. Operated by Battelle, the observatory relies on hundreds of scientists and engineers to collect, process and provide over 175 data products from 81 field sites located in ecosystems from Alaska to Puerto Rico. The teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field scientists who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. Once measurements and observations are collected, a leading edge cyberinfrastructure calibrates, stores and publishes the data. The observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.
This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Summer work locations and duties vary and are designed to provide hands on experience and training. Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program, students may be non-competitively placed into career-conditional positions within the BIA.
As a Student Trainee (Pathways), you will serve in a developmental role to gain experience by working with higher graded employees/specialists in support of the mission of the BIA and will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position pertaining to the functions and operations of the organization and the specialty area, with an emphasis on the oversight, protection, management and utilization of federal Indian trust or restricted lands, such as assembling data, consolidating and preparing reports, gathering and analyzing requested information for a variety of projects, providing information to others and following up to assure completion. Receive other developmental assignments to broaden the student's knowledge of the BIA activities in related program areas and assist the student in acquiring the competencies of a target position.
Internship work assignment opportunities are based on BIA needs. Under this announcement, real estate services, land titles and records, minerals and energy, and forestry management programs will be given priority consideration. However, selections may be made for other program areas, including for the following targeted positions:
- Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
- Rangeland or Agriculture Management
- Soil Conservation
- Civil Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Legal Instruments Examining
- Irrigation System Operation
The full performance level of this position is GS-4. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.
Wayne Harrison was a leader and innovator, working for decades in fire ecology and prescribed fire. As a lasting contribution to the fire ecology and management community, Wayne's family partnered with the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) after his passing in June 2019 to create the Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship to support the academic and professional growth of students through funding research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science.
Scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded annually, with applications due March 31 and awarded by May 31.
The International Association of Wildland Fire would like to invite you to participate, either as a mentor or mentee, in their Mentoring Program.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the link below.
Please help the Southwest Fire Science Consortium evaluate their impact on the fire community. Have they affected how you interact with your science and/or management colleagues or how you use or share science?
Follow the link below below and complete a short survey!
The AGU Fall Meeting 2018 will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU's Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest...
The theme of this years event is Rethinking the Global Wildfire Problem: Are we focusing on the right problems and right solutions?
Presented by: Dr. Toddi Steelman, Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals. More than 12,000 people attend, and thousands of new abstracts are presented each year, making APHA 2018 the most influential meeting in public health....
The Conference aims to provide an up to date on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet persons and institutions, to promote international cooperation in this research and management area.
The scope of...
Summary: Whether you worked this season or have been away for awhile, this webinar will highlight some important topics as we conclude the 2018 fire season and prepare for what 2019 has to offer.
The 2018 National Disaster Resilience Conference that will bring together the nation's foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement on November 7-9 in Clearwater Beach, FL. Keynote presentations, discussion panels, and spotlight...
The purpose of the International Workshops on Air Quality Forecasting Research is to provide a forum to discuss science issues and research advancements related to air quality forecasting. The objectives of these workshops include improving operational...
Sponsored by the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
Dr. Morgan Treadwell's primary responsibility is to transfer new technology and the latest scientific advances in rangeland ecology and management to landowners, managers, youth, and other...
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...