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General: Save the Photo Series! (posted Jun 28, 2012)

Due to low demand, the Natural Fuels Photo Series books are no longer available through the NIFC Cache. The Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab in Seattle has agreed to store the remaining printed copies but only for a limited time. Two volumes were created for Alaska: Volume II: Black Spruce and White Spruce Types and Volume IIa: Hardwoods with Spruce. Currently the Fire Sciences Lab can only respond to requests for boxes of each volume (20-30 copies) and requests that the receiver pays for shipping. Save the photo series books from the recycling bin. If you would like boxes of one or both Alaska volumes, please contact Jennifer Northway.

Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: N/A
Contact Name: Jen Northway
Contact E-mail: jennifer.northway@alaska.edu
Contact Phone: 907-474-6964
Expiration: December 31, 2012
Region(s): Alaska, Northwest
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fuels, Monitoring and Inventory, Outreach
Partner Site(s): Alaska Fire Science Consortium

Update!

The Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab in Seattle has more volumes of the photo series. The photo series volumes available are listed below.

Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume I: mixed-conifer with mortality, western juniper, sagebrush, and grassland types in the interior Pacific Northwest.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume II: black spruce and white spruce types in Alaska.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume IIa: hardwoods with spruce in Alaska.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume III: lodgepole pine, quaking aspen, and gambel oak types in the Rocky Mountains.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume IV: pinyon-juniper, sagebrush, and chaparral types in the Southwestern United States.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume V: midwest red and white pine, northern tallgrass prairie, and mixed oak types in the Central and Lake States.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume Va: jack pine in the Lake States.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume VI: Longleaf pine, pocosin, and marshgrass types in the Southeast United States.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume VIa: sand hill, sand pine scrub, and hardwood with white pine types in the Southeast United States with supplemental sites for Volume VI.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume VII: Oregon white oak, California deciduous oak, and mixed-conifer with shrub types in the western United States.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume VIII: Hardwood, pitch pine, and red spruce/balsam fir types in the northeastern United States.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Grassland, shrubland, woodland, and forest types in Hawaii.
Stereo photo series for quantifying Cerrado fuels in central Brazil-; Volume I.
Stereo photo series Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume X: Sagebrush with grass and ponderosa pine-juniper types in central Montana.
Stereo photo series Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume IX: oak/juniper in southern Arizona and New Mexico.
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume XII: Post-hurricane fuels in forests of the Southeast United States.
Photo series for quantifying forest fuels in Mexico: montane subtropical forests of the Sierra Madre del Sur, and temperate forests and montane shrublands of the northern Sierra Madre oriental

Requests can be made to Roger Ottmar by e-mail to: rottmar@fs.fed.us. Please include shipping address and one of the following to pay for shipping: 1) a Fed Ex number 2) a Forest Service budget number and override code.



Job: Supervisory Natural Resources Specialist (posted Dec 21, 2012)

The Angeles National Forest is performing outreach for the position of Supervisory Natural Resources Specialist (Resource / Planning Staff Officer), GS-0401-12/13, located in Arcadia, CA. The position is for permanent, full-time employment. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this potential employment opportunity and to determine interest. If interested, please complete the Outreach Response Form and return it via email to Thomas A. Contreras (tcontreras@fs.fed.us) no later than 3:30pm, on or before December 27, 2012.

When announced, the vacancy announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website at: https://www.usajobs.gov.

The Resource / Planning Staff Officer serves as a key member of the Forest Management Team responsible for formulating Resource plans, policies, and objectives for the Forest. Provides forest-wide advice and guidance to staff members concerning air and water resources, environmental compliance, forest planning, wildlife, botany, forestry, mining and minerals, endangered species planning and protection, vegetation improvement, wildland / urban interface and hazardous fuels reduction, and burned area emergency response.

Location: Arcadia, CA
Deadline: Outreach form due by December 27, 2012
Contact Name: Thomas A. Contreras
Contact E-mail: tcontreras@fs.fed.us
Contact Phone: 626-574-5216
Expiration: December 28, 2012
Region(s): California, Northwest
Topic(s): Communication, Fire Behavior, Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fuels, Hazard & Risk, Outreach, Planning, Prescribed Fire
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://depts.washington.edu/coenv/careers-blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Outreach-Notice-USDA-FS-SNRS-1218-1.pdf?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=supervisory-natural-resources-specialist-usda-forest-service-arcadia-ca



Conference: Call for Presentations! - Resilient Landscapes: Planning for Flood, Drought & Fire (posted Nov 12, 2012)

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is seeking oral and poster presentations and symposia proposals for the 2013 International Annual Conference in Reno, NV. Each year SWCS identifies topics or a theme for special attention at the Annual Conference. The overarching theme for the conference this year is Resilient Landscapes: Planning for Flood, Drought & Fire. At the 2013 SWCS Annual Conference, we would like to explore conservation planning, policy, and practices that, by improving system resilience, help adapt to and mitigate the adverse effects of Flood, Drought, and Fire. This may include urban, suburban and rural natural resource environments and landscapes as well as working agricultural lands. We hope that your abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and symposia submissions will address the technical, educational, and informational needs of conservationists as we work together to address the challenges encountered in creating resilient landscapes.

Location: Reno, NV
Deadline: December 17, 2012
Contact Name: Soil and Water Conservation Society
Contact E-mail: swcs@swcs.org
Contact Phone: 1-800-THE-SOIL or 515-289-2331
Expiration: December 18, 2012
Region(s): Great Basin, National
Topic(s): Aquatic, Fire Ecology, Fuels, Outreach
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/13ac/2013_Call_for_Presentations_and_Sym_9B16086080511.pdf



Training: Air Resource Advisor Workshop and Call for Applications (posted Nov 12, 2012)

Regional outbreaks of wildfires and heavy smoke-producing fires have made smoke management a particularly important issue on many incidents in recent years. Increasing numbers of fires in the wildland-urban interface, long range transport of smoke from fires into cities and towns, and smoke impacts on public health, the health of fire personnel, and transportation have created a need for timely, science-based smoke information on wildland fires. Air Resource Advisors are needed to assess predictions of smoke effects, summarize monitoring and other observational data, and communicate that information to state and local air quality officials. In 2012, approximately 12 wildfire incidents in the US enlisted an Air Resource Advisor. At present there are not enough trained and qualified individuals to cover the needs of all of the fires or regions.

In March 2013, the AirFire Team of the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station will host a 3-day workshop in Seattle to train a small group of individuals on the current state of wildland fire air quality tools and how to fill the role of Air Resource Advisor during a wildland fire incident. Workshop participants will be selected by workshop organizers based on demonstrated ability in both science and operational environments; on supervisor and agency support for the workshop; on supervisor, agency and candidate willingness and ability to be detailed to incidents in the future; and the goal of ensuring geographic diversity among workshop participants.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a set of common skills and a common understanding of what an Air Resource Advisor does. Currently there is no official position description for an ARA, and individuals have filled that role based on their existing knowledge and experience, which will continue to be an important aspect for those acting as ARAs. Participation in this workshop allows individuals to demonstrate agency and personal commitment to serve as an ARA, and provides the individual with documented training in the computer models, interpretation of smoke monitors, communication and messaging tools, and context for serving as an ARA. It is intended to confer a degree of preference on these individuals when agencies are seeking an ARA.

The Workshop is made possible by a grant from the Joint Fire Science Program. Funding from the JFSP will provide 50% of travel costs for 10 attendees. Total enrollment is limited to 15 due to space limitations, so as many 5 additional applicants may be accepted if they can provide their own travel funds. Applications are due by 5 PM Pacific Time, December 7, 2012.

Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: 5 PM Pacific Time, December 7, 2012
Contact Name: Brian Potter
Contact E-mail: bpotter@fs.fed.us
Contact Phone: (206) 732-7828
Expiration: December 8, 2012
Region(s): National, Northwest
Topic(s): Administration, Communication, Emissions & Smoke, Intelligence, Logistics, Monitoring & Inventory, Outreach
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: N/A



Conference: Poster abstract submission deadline extended! - 5th Int. Fire Ecology and Management Congress (posted Oct 21, 2012)

Important dates for the upcoming 5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress:

October 19
Deadline for Poster Presentation Abstracts (EXTENDED FOR EVERYONE)
Last day for Oral and Poster Presenters to register for the event to insure they have a spot in the program

October 26
Deadline to submit applications for AFE's Wildland Fire Academic Program Certification and the Wildland Fire Professional Certification programs.

October 31
Last day for Regular Registration Rates

November 1
Late Registration Rates Begin
Deadline for all sponsors, exhibitors and donors to submit content for the screensaver slideshow

November 15
Deadline for sponsors at $5,000 and above to ship marketing items to be included in the attendee's bag

December 3-7
Conference in session at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon

All dates are 2012.

Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Various deadlines
Contact Name: Timothy Ingalsbee or Catia Juliana
Contact E-mail: office@afefirecongress.org
Contact Phone: (541) 852-7903
Expiration: December 8, 2012
Region(s): Northwest
Topic(s): Fire Ecology
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://afefirecongress.org/



Conference: Call for Proposals! - SER2013 5th World Conference on Ecologic Restoration (posted Oct 29, 2012)

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is now accepting proposals for symposia, workshops and training courses to be held during its 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from October 6-11, 2013. The deadline for submitting a proposal is December 1, 2012; however early submissions are encouraged and proposals will be considered in the order they are received. All proposals must be submitted using the online form provided below.

Location: Madison, WI
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Contact Name: Society for Ecological Restoration
Contact E-mail: info@ser2013.org
Contact Phone: N/A
Expiration: December 2, 2012
Region(s): National
Topic(s): Restoration & Rehabiliation
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://www.ser2013.org/program/call-for-proposals/



General: Letters of Support for Research Proposals (posted Aug 6, 2012)

The Southwest Fire Science Consortium is willing to provide a letter of support for research proposals that fit within the scope of the Consortium. We look for proposals where the findings may improve current fire management and the authors are willing to work with the Consortium to disseminate results via webinar, workshop, working paper, or other valid means. Fill out our request form and send to the Coordinator: Barb Satink Wolfson, barbara.wolfson@nau.edu AT LEAST 2 weeks* prior to your grant submission deadline (*JFSP proposals require more time due to volume-; we will post a separate announcement for these each year.)

Location: N/A
Deadline: N/A
Contact Name: Barb Satink Wolfson
Contact E-mail: barbara.wolfson@nau.edu
Contact Phone:
Expiration: N/A
Region(s): Southwest
Topic(s): Communication, Intelligence, Outreach, Planning
Partner Site(s):
Website: http://swfireconsortium.org/?utm_source=SW+Fire+Science+Consortium&utm_campaign=16a1bd52d7-New+Website+Announcement_7_3_2012&utm_medium=email



Funding: 2013 JFSP Funding Opportunities Now Open (posted Oct 5, 2012)

Primary Announcement (6 task statements):

- Climate change and wildfire smoke at regional scale: Vegetation, fuels, fire regimes, and air quality impacts
- Health impairment from exposure to fire smoke: Relationships among the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and industrial health guidelines
- Fuels treatment effectiveness: Economics
- Fuels treatment effectiveness: Ecosystem restoration
- Masticated fuelbeds effects on combustion and fire behavior
- Compatibility of fire, fuels and rehabilitation treatments with T&E gallinaceous birds

Additional Announcements:

- Conference Support - 1 task statement
- Graduate Research Innovation Award - 1 task statement
- Data Archival - 1 task statement

All funding announcements close on November 16, 2012.

Location: National
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Website: http://www.firescience.gov/JFSP_funding_announcements.cfm?
Name: Investigators should not contact the Program Office or Governing Board seeking further information on these topics
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone:
Expiration: November 17, 2012
Region(s): Alaska, National
Topic(s): Climate, Communications, Economics, Emissions and Smoke, Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fire Behavior, Fuels, Monitoring and Inventory, Outreach, Planning, Restoration and Rehabiliation
Partner Site(s): Alaska Fire Science Consortium



Funding: Notice of Intent - Potential Topics for JFSP 2013 Research Funding (posted Jun 30, 2012)

The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal FON announcements approximately October 1, 2012 through November 16, 2012. The intent of this notice is to provide an early alert to investigators interested in the topics listed here so that investigators can begin considering their interest in submitting a proposal(s), and can begin discussing responsive ideas with potential partners and collaborators.

Investigators should recognize that final decisions regarding topic selection will not be made until September, 2012, and that final topic selection is likely to differ from that posted here. One or more topics could be dropped or added, and the specific focus of individual topics may be altered.Investigators should recognize this uncertainty and not invest substantial time or resources working on proposals until the FONs are formally posted.

Investigators should not contact the Program Office or Governing Board seeking further information on these topics. No further information will be known or released until the FONs are formally posted.

Potential Topics include:

1. Develop a fire smoke health risk assessment framework
2. Determine fire smoke consequences of projected future climate and ecosystems in the United States
3.A. Fuels treatment effectiveness: Economics
3.B. Fuels treatment effectiveness: Restoration
4. Masticated fuelbeds effects on combustion and fire behavior
5. Fire effects on soil and water
6. Fuel treatments and conservation of sensitive species of gallinaceous birds
7. Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award
8. Dataset archival
9. Conference support

Location: National
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Website: http://akfireconsortium.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/potential-topics-for-jfsp-2013-research-funding/
Contact Name: Investigators should not contact the Program Office or Governing Board seeking further information on these topics
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone:
Expiration: November 17, 2012
Region(s): Alaska, National
Topic(s): Climate, Communications, Economics, Emissions and Smoke, Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fire Behavior, Fuels, Monitoring and Inventory, Outreach, Planning, Restoration and Rehabiliation
Partner Site(s): Alaska Fire Science Consortium



Job: Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology & Management - University of Montana (posted Oct 14, 2012)

The Department of Forest Management seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management who will contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. This is a nine month, tenure-track position. Employment will begin in autumn 2013.

Location: Missoula, MT
Deadline: November 15, 2012
Contact Name:
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone:
Expiration: November, 16, 2012
Region(s): Northern Rockies
Topic(s): Fire Ecology
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: https://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=569&company_id=16254&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992274&level=levelid2&levelid2=36338&parent=Academic+%2F+Faculty%3B%3B%3BAcademic+%2F+Faculty&startflag=3&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UwCollegeOfTheEnvironmentCareersBlog+%28UW+College+of+the+Environment+Careers+Blog%29



Job: Aquatic/Riparian Ecologist, Assistant Professor - Washington State University (posted Sep 28, 2012)

Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Quantitative Spatial Ecology and Aquatic/Riparian Ecology. These positions are full-time, 9-month faculty positions located on the Pullman Campus. These positions are part of a multi-year series of new hires intended to contribute to the growth and development of the new School of the Environment, a new, innovative and interdisciplinary academic unit at WSU that brings together the natural and social sciences to focus on Earth, ecosystems, and sustainability. The School of the Environment (SoE) has identified the following thematic areas around which to build: 1) "Water: Connecting Earth and Life," 2) "Global Change: Sustaining Healthy Landscapes and Communities," and 3) "Earth System Dynamics." Responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring MS and PhD graduate students. SoE has a single faculty and a common curriculum across the Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses of the WSU System.

The Aquatic/Riparian Ecologist will develop an internationally recognized research program in aquatic and/or riparian ecology. Although the specific habitat(s) and area of emphasis are open, candidates with expertise in linking biological processes with physical processes (e.g., via hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, biogeochemistry, sediment transport, or climate dynamics) are particularly encouraged to apply. Required: Earned doctorate in a discipline related to aquatic or riparian ecology, at time of employment; record of research accomplishment as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or extramural grantsmanship; demonstrated ability and/or potential to successfully teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to develop collaborations with colleagues within and outside of home School and Colleges, helping to further integrate the School into University-wide focal areas; ability to work and communicate with a variety of constituencies, including governmental agency representatives, and persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Screening begins November 13, 2012. To apply for either of the searches visit: https://www.wsujobs.com. Application materials must include a letter describing how your experience and training meet qualifications for the position, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, current vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Location: Pullman, WA
Deadline: 11/13/2012
Contact Name: Kent Keller
Contact E-mail: ckkeller@wsu.edu
Contact Phone: 509-335-3040
Expiration: 11/14/2012
Region(s): Northwest, Northern Rockies
Topic(s): Administration, Aquatic, Communications, Fire Ecology, Outreach
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: https://www.wsujobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp



Job: Quantitative Spatial Ecologist, Assistant Professor- Washington State University (posted Sep 28, 2012)

Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Quantitative Spatial Ecology and Aquatic/Riparian Ecology. These positions are full-time, 9-month faculty positions located on the Pullman Campus. These positions are part of a multi-year series of new hires intended to contribute to the growth and development of the new School of the Environment, a new, innovative and interdisciplinary academic unit at WSU that brings together the natural and social sciences to focus on Earth, ecosystems, and sustainability. The School of the Environment (SoE) has identified the following thematic areas around which to build: 1) "Water: Connecting Earth and Life," 2) "Global Change: Sustaining Healthy Landscapes and Communities," and 3) "Earth System Dynamics." Responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring MS and PhD graduate students. SoE has a single faculty and a common curriculum across the Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses of the WSU System.

The Quantitative Spatial Ecologist will develop an internationally recognized research program in quantitative spatial ecology, with expertise in applied ecological modeling, potentially including genetic and/or temporal analyses. Specific habitats and taxa of emphasis are open, but candidates with expertise in vertebrate populations and ecological communities on the landscape scale are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct an approved program of research consistent with the missions of the WSU Agricultural Research Center. Required: Earned doctorate in a discipline related to quantitative spatial ecology, at time of employment. Record of research accomplishment as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or extramural grantsmanship. Demonstrated ability and/or potential to successfully teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preferred: Demonstrated ability in statistical and spatial analysis; demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to develop collaborations with colleagues within and outside of home School and Colleges, helping to further integrate the School into University-wide focal areas; ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including governmental agency representatives, and persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Screening begins November 13, 2012. To apply for either of the searches visit: https://www.wsujobs.com. Application materials must include a letter describing how your experience and training meet qualifications for the position, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, current vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Location: Pullman, WA
Deadline: 11/13/2012
Contact Name: Lisa Shipley
Contact E-mail: shipley@wsu.edu
Contact Phone: 509-335-9182
Expiration: 11/14/2012
Region(s): Northwest, Northern Rockies
Topic(s): Administration, Communications, Fire Ecology, Models, Outreach
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: https://www.wsujobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp



Job: Coordinator for the Alaska Fire Science Consortium (posted Oct 27, 2012)

The Alaska Fire Science Consortium is funded by the Joint Fire Sciences Program to develop strong fire science outreach and delivery in Alaska. This involves partnering closely with fire professionals and scientists to build strong two-way communication.

This position is coordinator of the consortium and research liaison with the fire community in Alaska. The work involves communicating science, working with relevant committees of the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group to identify research needs of managers and suppression experts, collaborating with fire outreach and education specialists, communicating consortium activities and identified research needs with the Joint Fire Sciences Board, and research in fire ecology. This position may include travel to meetings and workshops within Alaska and to the Lower 48.

Please include a cover letter with your application.

Location: Alaska
Deadline: November 6, 2012
Contact Name: Sarah Trainor
Contact E-mail: sarah.trainor@alaska.edu
Contact Phone: (907) 474-7878
Expiration: November 7, 2013
Region(s): Alaska
Topic(s): Communication, Fire Ecology, Intelligence, Outreach, Social
Partner Site(s): Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Website: https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1351380593032



General: 2014 Calendar Firewise Day Photo Contest (posted Aug 20, 2012)

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program announces its 2014 Calendar Firewise Day Photo Contest and invites photo enthusiasts to submit their favorite, original photographs of their community's Firewise Day events or activities. Winning entries will be displayed in the 2014 Firewise calendar. The contest runs from July 2, 2012 through November 2, 2012.

One of the steps to becoming a recognized Firewise community involves holding a Firewise Day event. Whether it's a "chipper day" to clear brush and tree limbs, a state or community fair exhibit, a community clean-up day, or door-to-door outreach, the results of a Firewise event help contribute to a community that is safer from wildfire, and encourages neighbors to work together.

The calendar will serve as a resource for homeowners, wildfire mitigation specialists, landscape architects, planners and others who work within their community to reduce damage caused by brush, grass and forest fires. To create a visually exciting and informative calendar, each photo should highlight community members actively participating in a Firewise Day event. A total of 15 photos will be selected representing each month, beginning with December 2013 and including the back and front covers. The winners will be announced February 8, 2013.

Location: National
Deadline: 11/2/2012
Contact Name: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office
Contact E-mail: publicaffairs@nfpa.org
Contact Phone: (617) 984-7275
Expiration: 11/3/2012
Region(s): National
Topic(s): Communication, Fire Prevention, Intelligence, Outreach, Social
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://www.nfpa.org/newsReleaseDetails.asp?categoryid=488&itemId=57669



General: NPR Broadcast - Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest (posted Sep 4, 2012)

A recent National Public Radio Special Series sheds light on why the Southwest has been experiencing some of the most devastating fire seasons to date. To listen, click on link below for the special series webpage.

Location: Southwest
Deadline: N/A
Contact Name: NPR, All Things Considered
Contact E-mail: N/A
Contact Phone: N/A
Expiration: N/A
Region(s): Southwest
Topic(s): Fuels
Partner Site(s):
Website: http://www.npr.org/series/158936457/megafires-the-new-normal-in-the-southwest



Funding: LSFSC Internship Funding RFP (posted Aug 15, 2012)

The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC) is committed to ensuring that the ‘best available science' is available for planning and managing fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States. Where there are current gaps in the science, the goal of the LSFSC is to assist in filling those gaps so that science informs practice and vice-versa. Unfortunately, for many local fire management issues, there are few resources available to bring managers and scientists together to solve these important issues.

In an effort to enhance the opportunities for managers and scientists to work together, the LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region. Proposals must be developed by joint manager-scientist teams (i.e., both must listed as co-PIs and equally contribute to proposal development) and outline how the research internship will address a critical need that will help improve management of fire-dependent ecosystems locally.

Location: Lakes States Region
Deadline: 10/31/2012, 5 pm EST
Contact Name: Charles Goebel
Contact E-mail: goebel.11@osu.edu
Contact Phone: 330-263-3789
Expiration: 11/1/2012
Region(s): Eastern
Topic(s): Emissions and Smoke, Fire Behavior, Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fuels, Models, Outreach
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://lakestatesfiresci.net/docs/Intern_final.pdf



Job: Projects Director - Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (posted Sep 28, 2012)

The Projects Director will provide coordination and public outreach on behalf of the CWSF and WFLC serving 34 State and Federal Coalition members. The Projects Director reports to the CWSF/WFLC Executive Director and works in a team environment with other staff members.

Location: Lakewood, CO
Deadline: 10/26/2012
Contact Name: Caitlyn Pollihan
Contact E-mail: c.pollihan@colostate.edu
Contact Phone: (303) 445-4363
Expiration: 10/27/2012
Region(s): Rocky Mountain
Topic(s): Administration, Communications, Outreach, Planning, Regulations & Legislation
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://www.wflccenter.org/news_pdf/426_pdf.pdf



Funding: Travel grants available for AFE International Congress! (posted Oct 21, 2012)

Apply for a travel grant of up to $480 to attend the AFE International Fire Ecology & Management Congress in Portland, Oregon Dec 3-7, 2012.

Primary decision criteria: Applicants should be from the Southwest and willing to either present a poster (deadline has been extended to October 19th), or bring back what they learned to their home unit. Those able to show partial funding from their employer, agency, or other source will receive higher priority. Email completed applications to: swfireconsortium@gmail.com by October 25, 2012.

Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: October 25, 2012
Contact Name: Barb Satink Wolfson
Contact E-mail: swfireconsortium@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 928.523.1148
Expiration: October 26, 2012
Region(s): Southwest
Topic(s): Fire Ecology
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://swfireconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Travel_Grant_App_online.pdf



Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Idaho (posted Sep 25, 2012)

A one-year postdoctoral position, with the possibility of extension, is available to join an interdisciplinary research effort focused on wildfire and funded by the National Science Foundation's Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) program (www.wildfirepire.org). Identifying the climate and human-related drivers of disturbance-regime change is one of the most challenging issues facing natural resource management. WildFIRE PIRE will utilize the similarities and contrasts in fire, climate, and land-use interactions in three fire-prone settings as a platform for integrated fire-science research: Tasmania, New Zealand, and the western U.S. The research program uses state-of-the-art field, laboratory, and modeling tools to advance our understanding of regional and hemispheric fire-climate linkages and land-use feedbacks in different biogeographical settings.

Location: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Deadline: 10/21/2012
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact E-mail: employment@uidaho.edu
Contact Phone: (208) 885-3612
Expiration: 10/22/2012
Region(s): Northern Rockies, Great Basin
Topic(s): Climate, Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fire History, Models
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: https://www.sites.uidaho.edu/AppTrack/Agency/Applicant/ViewAnnouncement.asp?announcement_no=12508061580&from=email



Conference: Call for Abstracts! Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Regional Fire Conference (posted Oct 12, 2012)

We are seeking oral and poster presentations on topics related to fire in the prairie, savanna, and oak woodland region of the Midwestern United States. Submit a summary of your presentation, and share your experience and knowledge with a regional audience of fire practitioners, ecologists, and researchers.

We encourage participants from a variety of disciplines to contribute oral and poster presentations on topics related to fire in the prairie, savanna, and oak woodland region of the Midwestern United States. The presentations may be based on a variety of studies and experiences including, but not limited to, research, restoration or management techniques, education or training activities, historical concepts or themes, cultural perspective or interactions. We are also looking for presenters who would like to organize or host round tables, panel discussions, or workshops on topics related to the list below.

Accepted presenters will be notified by November 15, 2012.

Suggested Topics:

Fire ecology and fire regimes in prairies, savannas, wetlands, and woodlands
Seasonality, frequency, timing, and intensity of prescribed burns
Fire effects on invasive species
Prescribed burn planning, permitting, logistics, and operations
Climate change and fire
Woodland prescribed fire, fire effects on timber production and oak regeneration
Prescribed fire effects on flora, fauna, wildlife habitat, and sensitive or Threatened/Endangered species
Effects of fire used with, or compared to, non-fire vegetation manipulation practices such as herbicide, mechanical techniques, or grazing
Fire and public relations; educating & communicating with landowners and the public
Smoke management, behavior, and modeling
Lessons learned from wildfire, prescribed fire, and escapes
Wildland urban interface issues, urban and roadside prescribed fire
Fire behavior and modeling
Policy, legislation, and regulations related to prescribed fire or smoke
Prescribed fire safety, weather, equipment
Other related topics

Location: Dubuque Iowa
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Contact Name: Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Contact E-mail: tpos.firescience@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 608-890-4713
Expiration: October, 16, 2012
Region(s): Eastern Topic(s): Climate, Communication, Emissions & Smoke, Fire Behavior, Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Outreach, Prescribed Fire, Regulations & Legislation, Safety, Social, Weather
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=66c53f9772abc5398cd42df1c&id=fae00e4bc9



Conference: Call for Abstracts! - 2013 Stewardship Network Conference: Restoring Native Ecosystems (posted Sep 21, 2012)

The theme of this year's conference is Community Conservation. We're interested in hearing about your research and experience of how collaborative care of local lands and waters enhances their health and our own well-being. Abstract submissions are invited from all subjects relating to ecological restoration, including natural areas ecology and stewardship, invasive species ecology and management, native habitats, use of prescribed fire, successful partnerships, policy innovations, and economics. However, please note that abstracts relating more close to our theme of "Community Conservation" will be given higher priority over more general topics for oral presentations. Abstracts will be reviewed for selection. Accepted presentations will be notified by Friday, Nov. 9th.

Location: East Lansing, MI
Deadline: October 5, 2012
Contact Name: Erin Mittendorf
Contact E-mail: emittendorf@stewardshipnetwork.org
Contact Phone: (734) 996-3190
Expiration: October 6, 2012
Region(s): Eastern
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Prescribed Fire, Regulations & Legislation, Restoration & Rehabilitation
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://www.stewardshipnetworkconference.org/site/c.7oIDJSPuGcIWF/b.8088973/k.A9E3/Call_for_Abstracts/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=7oIDJSPuGcIWF&b=8088973&en=cvLNK3OLJbLWIdOOIaJTIaPZJmJQI6NRLnI2IhN5IvLdF



Conference: TACCIMO: Connecting Forest Management and Climate Change Science (posted Aug 4, 2012)

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool developed by the USDA Forest Service that connects forest planning, including fire management, to current climate change science. This interactive resource provides access to the most current climate change projections and science, including the likely range of projected future climate for any state, county, or National Forest and dynamically linked peer-reviewed scientific statements describing effects and management adaption options.

Location: National
Deadline: N/A
Contact Name: Emrys Treasure, Project Coordinator
Contact E-mail: etreasure@fs.fed.us
Contact Phone: N/A
Expiration: N/A
Region(s): National
Topic(s): Climate, Models, Planning
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://www.taccimo.sgcp.ncsu.edu/about.aspx



Conference: Join the Waiting List - Wildland Fire Canada Conference 2012 (posted Jul 9, 2012)

Thanks for your interest in attending the Wildland Fire Canada 2012 Conference. Unfortunately, we are currently sold out. We encourage you to sign up for our waiting list. If additional space becomes available, wait listed individuals will be given the first chance to buy tickets.

Location: Alberta, Canada
Deadline: ASAP
Contact Name: Rob Harris
Contact E-mail: rob.harris@gov.ab.ca
Contact Phone:
Expiration: September 30, 2012
Region(s): International
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Ecology, Outreach
Partner Site(s):
website: http://www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?eventid=972876



General: Nominations Currently Being Accepted for IAWF Wildland Fire Safety Award (posted Aug 14, 2012)

The International Association of Wildland Fire is accepting nominations for its Wildland Fire Safety Award to be presented at IAWF's 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit® in Sydney, Australia, October 25-26, 2012.

The IAWF Wildland Fire Safety Award is given to an individual in the international wildland firefighting community who has made a significant contribution to wildland firefighter safety, either directly on the fireline; or indirectly through management, cultural changes, or through wildland fire research. Their contribution is frequently beyond their normal everyday job expectations - sometimes at the potential risk to their own career, and their example can encourage others to act in a similar manner.

To nominate an individual, please send an essay (no more than 800 words) on why the nominated person should receive the award, a list of three or more individuals (with contact information) who may be contacted to affirm the importance of the nominated individual's contributions.

Location: N/A
Deadline: 9/28/2012
Contact Name: Mikel Robinson
Contact E-mail: execdir@iawfonline.org
Contact Phone: (406) 531-8264
Expiration: 9/29/2012
Region(s): National, International
Topic(s): Outreach, Safety
Partner Site(s): N/A
Website: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=fdwqokfab&v=0011yfyIBi0NNrlFwzj84ZHOtW5oAU-N5tgRFC-RlcgTM_uFvpnYJTsXXSyX9O9ZgqWfagKiYQOKdpYgWCSW2DFg41LFXjNBJb6QoCHy23nUZp-SEmjo1xUaSvlUZMr9KjC1V3XEZDfYoI%3D?



Job: Instructional Designer - Fire Science Instructional Designer and Outreach Coordinator (posted Sep 5, 2012)

The Fire Science Instructional Designer and Outreach Coordinator develops training material and implements online training and workshops for the National Interagency Fuels, Fire, and Vegetation Technology Transfer (NIFTT) and incorporates NIFTT training material in University of Idaho Wildland Fire Program courses. NIFTT's mission is to provide land managers with science-based analysis tools and training (e.g., online courses, webinars, tutorials, guidebooks, and workshops) focused on the assessment of fire behavior, fire effects, fire regimes, and vegetation dynamics. This position is responsible for the development, management, and oversight of NIFTT training material at the University of Idaho. Duties span teaching, research, outreach, and administration. Duties include 1) Developing, managing, and providing oversight of NIFTT program content, 2) Contribution to the administration of the NIFTT program, and 3) Developing and collaborating on outreach projects with the Wildland Fire Management RD&A, other NIFTT partners and the University of Idaho.

Location: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Deadline: 9/25/2012
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact E-mail: employment@uidaho.edu
Contact Phone: (208) 885-3612
Expiration: 9/26/2012
Region(s): Northern Rockies, Great Basin
Topic(s): Administration, Communication, Fire Behavior, Fire Effects, Fuels, Mapping, Outreach
Partner Site(s):NIFTT
Website: https://www.sites.uidaho.edu/AppTrack/Agency/Applicant/ViewAnnouncement.asp?announcement_no=16910014623&from=email