The U.S. Enviromnental Protection Agency (EPA) is under court order to review the adequacy of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM-10) by January 31, 1997. A significant number of recent epidemiological research...
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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Natural processes are clearly provided for in the Wilderness Act of 1964. This Act defines wilderness as a large land area which is primarily affected by the forces of nature. In addition, the defined purpose of the Act was to assure these lands were...
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) places both procedural and substantive requirements on agencies and individuals planning and undertaking activities which may affect species listed as threatened or endangered and their designated critical habitat....
Every conservation strategy derived in our democratic and capitalistic system is both driven and restrained by the forces of science, economics, sociology, politics, and law. When properly aligned, these forces can stimulate and guide the owners and...
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et. seq.) as amended, also called the Clean Water Act (CWA), provides the basis for the management and improvement of water quality in the United States. As amended in 1987, it addresses both...
The rejuvenating effects of natural fires prior to 1900 in Southwestern forest communities have been replaced by recent, unprecedented crownfires. These wildfires have given rise to planned expansion of management fire as a tool for ecosystem...
Legal liability for prescribed burning has been and will be of significant importance to those engaged in this type of activity, In what situations will the prescribed burner be held pecuniarily liable? What factual scenarios denote non-liability? What...
The conflict between regulations developed to meet the public's desire for clean air and good visibility versus the ecological need for using prescribed fire as a land management tool presents a continuing challenge that needs to be addressed in...
There is new constitutional law affecting the govemment's ability to regulate private property. That law applies in circumstances where regulation eliminates all economically beneficial use of property or attaches unreasonable conditions to...
[Excerpts from article] ... A national forest fire policy should cover every aspect of fire control: Managing fuels within forests and landscapes; fire suppression; and, ultimately, salvage and restoration treatments after wildfire. Currently in the...
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 2019 Conference will feature a full slate of tutorials on Monday covering a wide range of aerosol science topics including the popular "Hands-on Aerosol Instrumentation Design and Measurement" tutorial. The technical program will feature parallel...
In association with the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Interagency Fall Fire Review
Presentations from the Fall Fire Science Workshop:
Speaker: Eric Letvin, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Webinar Description: This webinar will take a close look at FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and...
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Natural Areas Conference in Pittsburgh, PA October 8-10! The 46th Natural Areas Conference will take place at the Pittsburgh Sheraton, which is right on the waterfront at the place where the three rivers of Pittsburgh -...
The theme for the 2019 Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Interagency Fall Fire Review is "Transitions And What’s Next – Information Gathering Is Rapidly Changing, Are We Changing How We Plan For And Respond To Fires?"
Presentation by: Jim Bresch, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
In this presentation, a tool to identify convective outflow boundaries in high-resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP)...
Smoke Managers Subcommittee is a collection of land and air quality managers from across North America interested in working together to facilitate an increase in prescribed burning while minimizing air quality impacts. All interested persons are...
The 2019 NAISMA Annual Meeting will be a joint conference with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Cornell University, an internationally renowned center of academic research and outreach.
Conference sessions, presentations, and...
In 2019, The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society will come together for the first-ever joint national conference of these two organizations. The event will likely be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever, and will...
You know you need to understand your audience’s perspective before you can build programming that will meet their needs (and yours), but how do you know what they’re already doing on their land? What they think about your organization? What time of day...