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Funding: FY2019 Joint Fire Science Program Open Funding Opportunity Announcements NOW OPEN! (posted Mar 22, 2019)

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:

  1. Effectiveness of fuel breaks and fuel break systems
  2. 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:

  1. Great Plains
  2. Southern Rockies

Deadline: May 16, 2019 5:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time

Job: Coastal Burn Crew Manager - TNC - North Carolina (posted Mar 22, 2019)

The NC Coastal Burn Crew Manager participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The NC Coastal Burn 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.


Deadline: Apr 4, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Job: Forest Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist GS-0401-11 (posted Mar 21, 2019)

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will soon be advertising to fill a GS-401-11 Forest Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist position. The position is permanent, full time located at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Wenatchee, WA.

About the Position 
This position reports to the Deputy Fire Staff-Fuels and is responsible for coordination of the forest fuels program, working closely with the districts and other programs to accomplish restoration objectives. 

The incumbent will work with local, regional, and interagency partners to assist in planning, coordination, and implementation of a variety of fuels projects to meet landscape restoration objectives.  

The position also provides forest level coordination for the forest prevention program.

The work is diverse and involves office work combined with field assignments during the fire season and occasional travel throughout the year.

FS-FPM qualification requirements: Currency as RXB2 and (ICT3 or TFLD or HEBM)
 


Deadline: Apr 15, 2019 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Contact Name: Matt Castle
Contact E-mail: matthew.castle@usda.gov
Contact Phone: 509-664-9333

General: Questionnaire - "The Story of Prescribed Fire for the NE RSC Area" (posted Mar 21, 2019)

The Northeastern Regional Cohesive Strategy Committee (NERSC) is redoubling its efforts to develop a document that tells “The Story of Prescribed Fire for the NE RSC Area” and has prepared a questionnaire designed to help collect data for this undertaking. This document will allow us to describe capacity, identify limitations to implementation, and describe opportunities for cooperative work with the specific objective of increasing the pace and scale of prescribed burning in the NE region.

Click HERE to fill out the Questionnaire 

For any questions on this questionnaire, please contact Larry Mastic

Responses will be compiled beginning April 1st

If your organization has already responded, there is no need to respond again, but if you are uncertain please don’t hesitate to complete the questionnaire. Please forward this message along to your partners, the region is large and we know we are missing important voices.

No single agency, organization, or landowner can adequately address complex and interrelated wildland fire challenges on its own. The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is a collaborative approach that addresses the increasingly complex challenges of wildland fire management in the United States while striving towards the three national goals: Resilient landscapes; Fire-adapted communities; A safe and effective, risk-based wildfire response. This effort is a cross-boundary approach involving all stakeholders including federal and state land management agencies, local governments, private landowners, environmental organizations, Tribes, fire professionals, non-governmental organizations, and others. The Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (NE RSC) consists of over 40 agencies and organizations involved in wildland fire management and is dedicated to implementing the Cohesive Strategy in ways that are consistent with the needs and values across the 20 Northeast-Midwest States.



Job: Stewardship Tech/Burn Crew Member - South Dakota (posted Mar 20, 2019)

The Stewardship/Burn Crew Technician (SBCT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including: prescribed fire operations (including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position. There are three positions of different durations. Two positions will be from April 15 to August 30 and one position from April 15 to July 31.

SBCT will serve on a crew of 6 to 8 people. The crew travels throughout the Prairie Coteau (northeast SD/southwest MN) landscape. This crew is responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various preserves in the landscape. Under the direction of a Burn Boss, the SBCT will assist with controlled burns and other land management activities which may include some or all of the tasks listed in the following Responsibilities and Scope section. The SBCT will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.


Deadline: Mar 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Contact Name: Ben Gery
Contact E-mail: benjamin.gery@tnc.org

Job: Forestry Technician - Yosemite National Park (posted Mar 20, 2019)

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior Firefighter, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a Forestry Technician on a Type 3 Engine Module crew performing wildland firefighting work and providing leadership to crewmembers in fire engine operations.
  • Performs work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning.
  • Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.
  • Performs vehicle inpection on fire vehicles from utility trucks and fire engines. Inventiories fire tools and equipment to ensure necessary tools and equipment are available for firefighting tasks.
  • Leads engine crew members (4 to 6 firefighters) in daily field operations; and provides leadeship for fire management projects.
  • Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques; conducts on-the-job training; distributes work assignments among employees, assures timely completion of assigned tasks; ensures work is carried out safely; and reports on performance issues.
  • Operates a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crew members, etc.


Job: Land Management Technician - TNC - Glyndon, MN; Fargo, ND (posted Mar 19, 2019)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Land Management Tech (Technican) will work in the Agassiz Beach Ridges Landscape in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion (western Minnesota) as part of a crew managing prairie tracts and restorations as well as being responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves in this landscape.  The Technician must use safety equipment and must maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all times.  Technician duties will include vegetation management (herbicide applications, brush removal, tree removal, mowing, biological control, etc.), equipment maintenance and organization, hand collecting native prairie seed, firebreak installation, boundary posting, fencing and assist with controlled burns.  This position requires irregular hours and long days.  Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various sites will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.  This is a seasonal position from June 10 to August 9, 2019).


Deadline: Apr 14, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: NW Oregon fuels specialist positions GS-0401-7/9 (posted Mar 18, 2019)

Northwest Oregon Interagency Fire Management is advertising for two Assistant Fuels Specialists to serve the Northwest Oregon District BLM in Salem and Springfield. These are permanent full time GS-0401-07/09 positions. The District Fuels Management organization consists of a Lead and an Assistant located in Salem, primarily serving the Cascades, Marys Peak, and Tillamook Field Offices and another Lead/Assistant pair in Springfield, primarily serving the Siuslaw and Upper Willamette Field Offices. The duties for this position consists of planning timber sales and other land management activities as a member of interdisciplinary teams. Additional duties include creating and administering contracts and agreements, inspecting timber sales and fuels treatments, and planning and implementing prescribed burns.

Interested candidates should review advertisement OR Merit-2019-0083 at USAJOBS.GOV.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527565000
This advertisement closes March 25th.

Refer to the advertisement for minimum requirements to qualify for these positions. In a nutshell, your application must clearly show that you:

  • Have a minimum of 90 days experience performing fire suppression duties
  • Possess NWCG qualifications as CRWB or ENGB or HMGB and ICT
  • Meet the positive education requirement of the 0401-series.

Deadline: Mar 25, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Job: Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow - Warner College of Natural Resources (posted Mar 17, 2019)

The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow for the Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) was initiated in recognition that managing and conserving natural resources requires collaboration among diverse sets of stakeholders, including individuals from underrepresented groups and cultures. The purpose of this program is to help train individuals to meet the unique challenges of managing and conserving these valuable resources. The Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, WCNR will be supported to conduct research aligned with their interests (50%) and will teach two classes per year that align with their interests (40%). In addition to the annual salary provided for this position, the successful applicant will receive a start-up package to develop their research and enhance their training to become a leader in collaborating and training students to work across a diverse set of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research to enable productivity allowing the postdoc to be competitive for a tenure-track faculty position at a research university at the end of the two-year position. The successful candidate will be required to pursue a research program at the intersection of natural resources and minority, underserved, or underrepresented populations or cultures in the United States. Strong preference will be given to individuals working at the interface of Native American issues and natural resources.

The successful candidate will also help teach a fundamental course in the college and develop and teach an additional (new) course. For Fall semester 2019 the postdoc will be assigned co-teaching responsibility for NR120, Introduction to Environmental Conservation. Fall semester 2020 the postdoc will either co-teach the course again or teach the course independently, depending on the success of the co-teaching arrangement in year 1 and the goals and desires of the lead instructor and of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow. In the Spring semester, the Fellow will teach a new class aligned with their scholarly expertise and interests. Potential courses of interest include topics such as “Native American Culture and Nature,” “Ecological Management on Tribal Lands,” “Environmental Justice and Underserved Populations,” “People, Place, and Natural Resources – Multicultural Perspectives,” “Impacts of Climate Change on Underserved Communities,” “Inclusion and Retention Underserved Populations in STEM and Natural Resources,” and others. The Fellow will be charged with building the framework for the course early Fall semester 2019 so that it can be presented as a special topics course in the Spring 2019 and 2020 semesters.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will not have formal service responsibilities but will be given the opportunity to engage in high impact service efforts if beneficial for them. If interested, the postdoc will have the opportunity to engage with the development of a new minor in Multicultural Perspectives of Natural Resources, targeted recruitment of Native American students or those of other underrepresented groups, participation on the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, or other service opportunities.

The position will be housed in one of the five academic departments in Warner College, with final departmental assignment based on disciplinary interests and background of the candidate.

The position has funding for two years.


Deadline: Mar 31, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Postdoc in Climate-Smart Planning - San Diego State University (posted Mar 17, 2019)

The Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management at San Diego State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the Connecting Wildlands and Communities Project. https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/cwc

The selected candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that is exploring how an integrated, ecosystem-based approach to planning for connected landscapes can support climate smart and resilient planning in southern California’s ecosystems and local communities. Specifically, this research focuses on reducing wildfire risk, enhancing water sustainability, and land and wildlife conservation to support sustainable ecosystems and local communities in southern California. This research project is funded by an award from the California Strategic Growth Council’s Climate Change Research Program.

Qualifications: A PhD is required as well as training or experience in applied conservation, connectivity planning, and/or decision support. Experience in interdisciplinary and innovative, integrated research approaches is a plus. The candidate must be fluent in R and GIS and should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative setting with project team members and stakeholders. Familiarity with southern California ecosystems is desirable.

Job Description: Start date as soon as possible with position extending approximately 1.5 years. This position will focus on the applied conservation aspects of the project. The research will involve an assessment of climate refugia, validation of a linkage network for a range of species, and integration of other biodiversity metrics into a decision support tool. The selected candidate will also be expected to work collaboratively with the other research teams on this project to evaluate the impact of changing fire and water regimes on connectivity and biodiversity. Experience in evaluating multiple benefits from wildlife conservation efforts would be beneficial, as well as knowledge of conservation and land-use planning processes and strategies.


Contact Name: Megan Jennings
Contact E-mail: mjennings@sdsu.edu

Job: Forestry Technician - Canon City, CO (posted Mar 17, 2019)

Responsibilities:

Forestry Aids and Technicians collect forest and woodland management data regarding location, character, extent, volume, rate of growth, and quality of timber. They inspect and report on timber sale areas to determine compliance with contract requirements. They mark and designate timber to be removed in timber sales or for use disposals. They must be on call for emergency fire suppression and mop up work.


Deadline: Mar 23, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Supervisory Forester - Umatilla Indian Reservation (posted Mar 17, 2019)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Forestry program is responsible for the ecological enhancement, economic development and sustainable use of forest resources of allotted, Tribal trust and Tribal fee patent lands for the CTUIR. The Supervisory Forester oversees the development and implementation of activities and functions to carry out provisions of 25 Code of Federal Regulations.  The Supervisory Forester develops, implements, and continues programs designed to secure optimum conservation and utilization of soil, water, and forestry resources to provide a reasonable income to Indian landowners consistent with other resource values. The CTUIR employs the best available science to forward our mission through participation in policy, administrative processes, public outreach and education.  The position will be under the supervision of the CTUIR Range, Agriculture and Forestry Program Manager.  The Forestry Program is required to:

  1. Integrate the protection, conservation, utilization, and enhancement of Tribal fee, trust and/or restricted Indian forestry lands with the desires of the beneficial owners;
  2. Ensure that beneficial owners receive fair market value for forestry production; and
  3. Accomplish 1 and 2 in conjunction with natural resource management objectives and cultural values of the Tribes.


Job: Associate Environmental Analyst - Seattle, WA (posted Mar 17, 2019)

Job Responsibilities:

Support the Forest Management Sub-committee in developing a Forest Management Plan

  • Evaluate data and documents
  • Perform GIS analysis
  • Develop and implement collection and analysis of environmental data
  • Model and project forest vegetation development
  • Manage consultant contracts to support options analysis

Support the fire risk assessment for the Cedar River Municipal Watershed

  • Serve as technical liaison for research collaborators
  • Process vegetation and environmental data
  • Coordinate research efforts with other departments
  • Evaluate results of fire effects modeling, translate model output into map products and develop options for fire risk mitigation

Develop and implement climate adaptation projects for the Upland Restoration Program

  • Develop prescriptions and contract for implementation
  • Interact with other governmental and tribal agencies
  • Apply for relevant permits
  • Mange contracts and conduct compliance monitoring
  • Write summary reports

Deadline: Mar 26, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Forest Inventory and Monitoring Crew Leader and Field Technicians - Washington (posted Mar 17, 2019)

The University of Washington’s Forest Resilience Lab seeks to hire 1 Crew Leader and 3 Field Technicians for the summer of 2019 to work in the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington. Work will include:

  • Measuring and mapping of restoration-oriented forest management practices.
  • Spatial pattern mapping of recently thinned stands.
  • Collect inventory data for restoration prescriptions and monitoring.

Contact Name: Paul Fischer
Contact E-mail: pfisch5@uw.edu

Job: Entry-Level Wildland Firefighter/Firefighter Type 2 - Oregon (posted Mar 13, 2019)

Individual will be a member of fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires and follow safety rules and regulations. Government housing is available.


Deadline: Apr 8, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Seasonal Preserve Assistant - TNC - Hamilton, IN (posted Mar 13, 2019)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Seasonal Preserve Assistants are responsible for invasive species control, native wetland species plantings, tree plantation maintenance, and monitoring of native plants and animals.  Work will require the use and maintenance of chainsaws, brush cutters, sprayers, herbicides, and other equipment.  This position requires strenuous field work in a variety of environmental conditions, including routinely lifting and hiking/walking carrying 25+ pounds of equipment.  A significant amount of time will focus on identifying and treating invasive species.  Participation in controlled burning is possible if the applicant is professionally qualified and there will be opportunities to travel to other regions of the state to work on a variety of projects with other teams.


Deadline: Apr 7, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Southern Indiana Land Stewardship Assistant - TNC - Nashville, IN (posted Mar 13, 2019)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Southern IN Land Stewardship Assistant will assist with preserve management plans on sites throughout southern Indiana. They will remove exotic species and/or monitor and research species; assist with prescribe fire as a management tool; install signs, gates, and boundary markers; use power equipment to maintain roads, fire lines, trails, and ecological integrity of preserves; maintain tools and equipment; operate off road vehicles (e.g. ATV), company vehicle, heavy machinery; and open and close preserves to the visiting public.


Deadline: Apr 7, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Washington DNR Prescribed Fire Program Manager - Olympia, WA (posted Mar 7, 2019)

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.

Required Qualifications:
• 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.

Preferred Education/Certification:
• 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.


Contact Name: Julie Sackett
Contact E-mail: julie.sackett@dnr.wa.gov

Funding: 2019 IAWF Student Scholarships (posted Mar 6, 2019)

In an effort to continue to promote the scholarly pursuits and graduate level training within the global wildland fire community, in 2019 the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) will again be awarding two graduate-level scholarships, each valued at $3,000USD to IAWF members who are Master of Science/Arts (MSc/MA) or Doctoral (PhD) students studying wildland fire or wildland fire related topics.

We encourage applications from students studying any aspect of wildland fire be it from the perspective of physical, ecological or social science to less traditional subject areas as well: we are looking through this scholarship to recognize and support any type of research relevant to the global wildland fire community.


Deadline: Apr 19, 2019 11:59 pm

General: IFTDSS User Survey (posted Mar 5, 2019)

There are many exciting things coming to IFTDSS in 2019. The IFTDSS Development Team would like to get to know its User Community and would love to hear what you think so far. User Feedback is essential as they add new features and functionality.



Job: Sagebrush Sea Program Director - TNC - Idaho (posted Mar 5, 2019)

The sagebrush sea is a unique ecosystem, once spanning more than 500,000 square miles across North America. This sagebrush-steppe ecosystem is the landscape of open spaces and large ranches, home to over 350 species including the iconic sage-grouse, the lifeblood of rural communities, and epitomizes the west – our heritage, livelihoods, recreation, and identity.

However, this ecosystem is being threatened at a pace and scale virtually unparalleled in North America.  We have already lost 50% of the sagebrush ecosystem and are currently losing this important ecosystem at a rate of approximately 1 million acres per year due to conversion, over grazing, drought, energy development, fire, and invasive species.  

Given the importance of this ecosystem and over 40+ years of investment by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in protecting this ecosystem through acquisition, easements, and policy initiatives, it is a priority for the Conservancy to marshal our resources toward protecting and restoring this critical landscape. 

In 2017 key states from the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Divisions came together and collectively identified an ambitious goal for the sagebrush ecosystem:  By 2030, reverse negative trends in sagebrush habitat conditions and loss, and stop declines in Greater-Sage Grouse populations, while sustaining rural economies of affected communities and building a constituency for collaborative conservation.

To lead the work towards achieving this goal, the Conservancy seeks a Program Director for the Sagebrush Sea Program (“the Program”), who is responsible for developing and leading a portfolio of strategies across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Divisions, including efforts in policy, mitigation, and restoration.


Deadline: Mar 29, 2019 11:59 pm

Training: FireWorks Annual Master Class (posted Feb 16, 2019)

Included in this free class:

  • A trunk and curriculum containing 40 hands-on activities for teaching about wildland fire science
  • Covers physical science of combustion, fire history, succession, and fire effects on plants andanimals
  • New curriculum & streamlined materials - just released
  • Includes materials on fire use by Native Americans
  • Lessons for elementary, middle, and high school levels

When: June 20-21, 2019.

Where: Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT


Contact Name: Ilana Abrahamson
Contact E-mail: ilanalabrahamson@fs.fed.us

Funding: National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award (posted Feb 8, 2019)

Since the inception of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, NFPA and State Farm have partnered together to give communities an opportunity to apply for $500 to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities. The deadline is March 1. Use the links below to get started:

Apply for an award.
Get some tips on filling out the application.
Read the contest rules.



Conference: 8th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress Call for Proposals (posted Feb 6, 2019)

Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.

Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019



Training: National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center FY2019 Sessions (posted Jul 19, 2018)

The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.

The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.

FY2019 20-Day Sessions:

  • January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
  • February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
  • March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
  • April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
  • June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019

FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:

  • October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
  • February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019

Location: National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center
Address: 3250 Capital Circle S.W.; Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Contact Name: Greg Seamon, Fire Training Specialist, Tall Timbers
Contact E-mail: gseamon@talltimbers.org
Contact Phone: (850) 523-8631