On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
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.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, seeks applicants for five tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC. These new hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss, and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire
As part of the cluster, we seek a Conservation and Restoration Scientist to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Botany, and Forest & Conservation Sciences, with opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. The Conservation and Restoration Scientist will conduct research broadly investigating how to conserve and protect biodiversity, and restore functioning ecosystems in a changing world. Applicants should have an interest in integrating fundamental research on restoring biodiversity, ecosystem functions or adaptive capacity, with applied research on conservation and restoration strategies that involve engagement with communities, industry or governments. Their expertise will be in ecology (including applied ecology), conservation, evolutionary biology, forestry, geography, or related disciplines. We encourage applicants who use a range of empirical or theoretical approaches, applying them to real-world problems from local to global scales, in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and working in plant, animal or fungal systems.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
This study is collecting feedback from female firefighters regarding the design, fit, and mobility of their personal protective clothing. Females firefighters in the US are invited to participate.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
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Presenter: Carl Schwope, Fire Management Officer, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlifre Refuge
In this webinar Carl Schwope, Fire Management Officer at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, will present information on fire and...
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Post-fire watershed recovery...
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This presentation will provide background information on existing federal agency fire planning and management activities. Additionally, it will discuss opportunities for how tribes and communities can coordinate with fire managers to identify values at...
Presented by Stephen Marien, Eastern Area Predictive Services; Kevin Scasny, Southern Area Predictive Services; and Richard Naden, Southwest Predictive Services.
Co-sponsored by the Eastern Area Coordination Center and the Lake States Fire...
This webinar is presented by Jessica R. Miesel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Applied Forest Ecology and Management, Michigan State University. Panel members include: Christel Kern, PhD - Northern Research Station, Michele Richards - Fort Custer Training...
This webinar will discuss findings from a recent study from the Ecosystem Workforce Program at the University of Oregon that examined how large fires affect local economies and jobs. Cassandra Moseley will discuss how suppression spending can help...
Adam Young, PhD candidate from the University of Idaho, Dept. of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Paleoecology program, will discuss his research to quantify the functional relationships among fire, climate and vegetation in Arctic and boreal...
Presented by Carolyn Hunsaker, Research Ecologist - Forest Service, Southwest Research Station.
This webinar is part of the Landscape Science Webinar Series. The series is hosted via LiveMeeting. Join up to 30 minutes prior by clicking the...
Presenter: Linda Nagel, PhD., Associate Professor of Silviculture, Michigan Technological University
This webinar will discuss the adaptive silvicultural planning process to guide forest managers through the process of incorporating climate...