Keys to Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) management are maintenance of expansive stands of sagebrush (Artemisia species [spp.]), especially varieties of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) with abundant forbs in the understory,...
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Increased woody plant dominance and degraded understory vegetation are important issues on rangelands in the Intermountain West. Land managers implement woody plant reduction treatments of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.), juniper (Juniperus spp.), and...
This report focuses on a mixed-method social science study that engaged stakeholders closely involved with management and conservation efforts across the sagebrush range in order to address the following research objectives:
- Assess the...
Pioneering networks of cameras that can search for wildland fire signatures have been in development for some years (High Performance Wireless Research & Education Network-HPWREN cameras and the ALERT Wildfire camera). While these cameras have...
Recovery trajectories derived from remote sensing data are widely used to monitor ecosystem recovery after disturbance events, but these trajectories are often retrieved without a precise understanding of the land cover within a scene. As a result, the...
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living landscapes to burning lithic ones is affecting all aspects of Earth.
Wildland firefighting requires managers to make decisions in complex decision environments that hold many uncertainties; these decisions need to be adapted dynamically over time as fire behavior evolves. Models used in firefighting decisions should...
The commitment to limit warming to 1.5 °C as set out in the Paris Agreement is widely regarded as ambitious and challenging. It has been proposed that reaching this target may require a number of actions, which could include some form of carbon removal...
The U.S. Geological Survey's Wildland Fire Science Program produces fundamental information to identify the causes of wildfires, understand the impacts and benefits of both wildfires and prescribed fires, and help prevent and manage larger,...
Rapid climate change and altered disturbance regimes represent increasing stressors to the stability of existing ecosystems. Resilience is a widely used framework for post-disturbance response, but resilient responses are emergent properties resulting...
Duties: Measure forest demographics, including mapping and measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierran trees, and forest pathology. Up to 10 positions will be filled. Positions are full-time, start in approximately mid-May, and will last about 4-5 months.
Qualifications: Must be a US Citizen in order to qualify. Also need bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience. Some field work experience required. Want people with some biological coursework and experience; an interest in forest and/or field ecology; who want to work outdoors, like to work in small teams, and have strong interpersonal skills. Housing available for rent.
Urban WildF.I.R.E. (Fire Integrative Research Experience) is an intensive, interdisciplinary workshop that provides experiential learning at the intersection between urban forestry and wildland fire. This workshop is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University, Tennessee State University, and the US Forest Service.
Eligible applicants for Urban WildF.I.R.E. include students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree-granting program at an accredited US college or university. Traditionally underrepresented students majoring in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or related fields, and those pursuing degrees at 1890 and 1994 Land-grant institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
***All costs for airfare to and from the workshop in Michigan, in addition to all lodging expenses, will be covered for each workshop attendee.***
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST, February 7, 2020.
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The Wilderness Fellows Program is a collaborative of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship (SWS), the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and the US Forest Service. It was created in order to complete Wilderness Character Baseline Assessments. The Wilderness Fellow Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill Wilderness Fellow positions. Fellows are based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. Work is roughly 80% office-based and 20% field-based and is performed at USFS offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the USFS. Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities:
- Attend one-week training in Granby, Colorado (travel provided).
- Work out of remote USFS locations, residing in USFS housing.
- Coordinate meetings with USFS resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character.
- Research, compile,and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area.
- Travel to and into wilderness areas.
- Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time.
- Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring.
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
- Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in.
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports.
Locations: 11 positions are available, located in the following: Medicine Bow Route and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests, CO; Tonto National Forest, AZ (2 positions); Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV (2 positions); Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA; Siuslaw National Forest, OR; Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, WA (2 positions); Tongass National Forest, AK (2 positions)
Duration: May 18, 2020 – November 6, 2020 (Tongass National Forest positions will start in March)
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for two motivated individuals to fill the positions of Forest Management and Rural Communities apprentices. The selected applicants will work at the intersection of community and natural resources on collaborative forest and watershed restoration. Work will include both applied research and capacity-building work to promote resilient forest ecosystems and rural communities. Occasional travel to rural communities throughout the state to conduct related work and research will be required.
- Collaborative restoration planning and forest management
- Disadvantaged community and tribal involvement
- Collaborative natural resource management
- Community capacity building and biomass utilization support
- General organizational support
Apprenticeships will last a minimum of six months, but may be extended up to nine months. Positions are open until filled, review of applications will begin on December 13, 2019.
The Great Basin Institute (GBI) expects to have positions available by Spring 2020.
Explore your Public Lands with GBI:
- Spend the season working outside on a forestry, trail, or habitat restoration hand crew
- Support forestry, wildlife, and vegetation monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada
- Learn and serve in National Parks, Forests, and Wilderness Areas
- Get paid and earn scholarships & college credit
- Work directly with land management agencies
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...
Hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Presented by Chuck McHugh, Fire Spatial Analyst with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the FlamMap...
Presented by: C.D. O’Connor, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station Human Dimensions Program
Sponsored by: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Wildfire is one of the most contentious subjects affecting land managers, land owners, and...
The workshop will provide structural and wildland fire prevention educational sessions, networking opportunities, and more. The sessions include:
- Camp Fire (Paradise, CA) Panel
- Wildfire Ignition by Firearms and Exploding Targets...
Sponsored by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station) will present the structure and function of the current version of the US National Fire Danger Rating...
IFTDSS is a simple and intuitive interface that provides the ability to model fire behavior across an area of interest under a variety of weather conditions and easily generate downloadable maps, graphs, and tables of model results. IFTDSS hosts a...
This event will provide information on current work and activities to restore native plants to the Mojave Desert, including after different disturbance events.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. Organized by the Bureau of Land...
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During the 2019 Winter Meeting the California Society of American Forestersexplored the theme: The State of California is Burning: Is This Our Future? At the meeting, many good ideas were shared, with the need to adjust the 'pace and scale' of...
The Crown Managers Partnership is a multi-jurisdictional partnership among federal, state, provincial, tribal, and first nation agency managers and universities in Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia. Annual forums facilitate networking...
The Forest Vegetation Management Conference (FVMC) is a nonprofit organization formed by professionals in the forest vegetation management field to establish a forum for the exchange of techniques, methodology, and research through periodic meetings....
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Course Development Sub Committees, comprised of subject matter experts, to manage and deliver graduate school level curriculums....
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Stephen Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living...
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This one day classroom/field trip workshop will be held in conjunction California State University's Big Creek Ecological Reserve.
The registration fee is $30. Space is limited.
An overview of the Landscape Burn Probability Model - learn how this model can be applied to your work
Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., the AGU returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to celebrate the past and inspire the future...
Lynn Wendt, doctoral candidate in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.
Major Professor: Dr. Haiyan Zhao
Zoom Link: https://uidaho.zoom....
Presented by Nancy HF French, Susan Prichard, Maureen Kennedy, and Michael Billmire
Michigan Tech Research Institute and University of Washington
The JFSP has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the...
Maria Zubkova, doctoral candidate in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.
Major Professor: Dr. Luigi Boschetti