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Forty-eight prescribed understory burns were conducted in mature Pinus ponderosa stands of the Pseudotsuga menziesii/Physocarpus malvaceus habitat type during the fall of 1978. These included 15 backfires, 16 strip headfires, and 17 single headfires....
Chaparral vegetation is the major fuel source for wildland fires which annually scorch thousands of acres of valuable watershed in Southern California. Among other factors, accurate descriptions of the physical characteristics of the vegetative cover...
The Coastal Prairie Association is a unique grassland community of Texas that is rapidly diminishing. On the site of Armand Bayou Nature Center, in Harris County, are the remains of part of the Coastal Prairie Association. There are two plots, 486...
In many temperate ecosystems succession from pine forest to hardwoods is interrupted by fire, resulting in a fire climax dominated by pines. As natural selection operates through both processes of succession and fire, early seral plants that are poor...
Four series of color photographs show different levels of downed woody material resulting from natural process in four forest cover types in Montana. Each photo is supplemented by fuel inventory data and potential fire behavior ratings.
Four series of color photographs show different levels of downed woody material resulting from natural processes in four forest cover types in Montana. Each photo is supplemented by fuel inventory data and potential fire behavior ratings.
The objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of literature on the vegetation of the sagebrush region of North America. Since the objective is to document the current status of knowledge of sagebrush vegetation, emphasis has been...
Check out this fully online course on Wildland Fire Science and Management offered by Professor Kenn H. Clark via Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Tall Timbers Wildland Fire Science Program has received Department of Defense funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. This work seeks to advance more mechanistic predictions of fire effects through the application and advancement of coupled fire-atmospheric modeling to empirical study of surface fire regimes. The project is field-intensive and includes intensive fire-line experimentation campaigns using a variety of spatial and temporal monitoring techniques. This post-doctoral fellowship has up to 3.5 years of funding to lead integration efforts of multidisciplinary empirical fire behavior and forest measurements. The position will oversee data management, analysis, and data integration of 3D fuel characterization, fire behavior, fire effects, and 3D flows. The position will also facilitate the transfer of pre- and post-burn datasets to fire behavior modeling teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Colorado State University. The incumbent will play a key role in advancing our understanding of heat transfer to vegetation during fire and in improving post fire effects prediction. Primary duties are to assist the Wildland Fire Scientist and project collaborators with implementation of the study plan, help supervise field data acquisition, facilitate data transfer among participating organizations, and lead spatially explicit analysis of energy transfer and resulting fire effects. Other duties range from publication writing and preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals, administering project management software, budget reporting, and student advisement.
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
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
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
Sponsored by the Pacific Fire Exchange
Presented by Dr. James Leary, Associate Research and Extension Specialist with the University of Hawaii
Join the Pacific Fire Exchange to get some grass-kickin' tips based on over a decade of...
The Reburn Project was motivated by a need to better understand wildfires as a type of fuel reduction treatment and to assess the impacts of fire suppression on forested landscapes. The original JFSP task statement (Influence of past wildfires on...
Workshops will consist of 6 hours of training (with an hour break for lunch) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be led by Dr. J. D. Carlson, OSU fire meteorologist and OK-FIRE program manager, and consist of a combination of presentations and lab...
The Conference aims to provide an up to date on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet persons and institutions, to promote international cooperation in this research and management area.
The scope of...
Summary: Whether you worked this season or have been away for awhile, this webinar will highlight some important topics as we conclude the 2018 fire season and prepare for what 2019 has to offer.
The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Fire in the West, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at Pengilly's, 513 W. Main Street, Boise.
The discussion panelists are...
The Georgia Forestry Commission offers a certification program for those who practice prescribed burning. Applicants may attend one of several training sessions scheduled throughout the year where they will receive a comprehensive study manual and...
Join your fellow FLN colleagues this fall for our annual partnership workshop with exciting topics like Widening the Burn Window Panel Discussion, Weather Outlook, Research and Management Presentations. Skill sessions will include Building Resilient...
Join us for a webinar presentation and discussion on the FireWorks educational program (www.frames.gov/fireworks). FireWorks provides students with interactive, hands-on materials to study wildland fire. It...
This conference is an excellent opportunity to describe your work in Yosemite National Park as well as the greater Sierra Nevada region. After the record-breaking WY2017 and the return to a drier WY2018, the suggested conference theme is "Persistent...