Background: Stand-level forest structure varies spatially and surface fuels would be expected to vary as well. We measured surface fuel deposition and decomposition within old-growth Jeffery pine (Pinus jeffreyi Balf.)-mixed conifer forests to quantify...
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Millions of acres of fuels reduction treatments are being implemented each year in the fire adapted forests of the US. Typical these fuel reduction treatments target small diameter trees for removal producing large amounts of unmerchantable woody...
Managers need information about the vulnerability of historical plant communities, and their potential future conditions, to respond appropriately to landscape change driven by global climate change. We model the climate envelopes of plant communities...
Thesis defense by Maija Wehmas, MS Candidate in UAF School of Natural Resources Management and Extension, advised by David Verbyla, Teresa Hollingsworth, and Daniel Mann.
Future vegetation shifts under changing climate are uncertain for forests with infrequent stand-replacing disturbance regimes. These high-inertia forests may have long persistence even with climate change because disturbance-free periods can span...
Wildland fires are a dominant disturbance on Earth. On the local scale, fire activity is also influenced by species-specific fire behaviour of leaf litter beds. Thus, researchers strive to identify plant functional traits governing fire behaviour. The...
The Rice Ridge fire ultimately burned over 150,000 acres in western Montana in the summer of 2017. Two days stand out in particular, September 2ndand 3rd. Both days were hot, dry, and windy with Red Flag warnings issued by the local NWS office. However...
Meeting on Thursday November 29th, 2018 at the Alaska Fire Service on the Alaska Climate Adaption Science Center Wildfire Forecasting. Presenters include: Scott Rupp, Peter Bieniek, Robert (Zeke) Ziel, and Uma Bhatt
An analysis of geoinformation data on the spread of steppe fires is proposed, the areas of which are identified on the basis of a series of Landsat satellite images for 1984–2015. We selected five key sites located in different geographic areas of the...
Laboratory experiments were conducted to determine whether stationary fire whirls just downwind of a meter-scale turbulent flame are the lowest part of the counter-rotating vortex pair (CVP) of the plume from the flame. Plumes from a turbulent pool...
Included in this free class:
- A trunk and curriculum containing 40 hands-on activities forteaching about wildland fire science
- Covers physical science of combustion, fire history,succession, andfire effects on plants andanimals
- New curriculum & streamlined materials- just released
- Includes materials on fire useby Native Americans
- Lessons for elementary, middle, and high school levels
When: June 20-21, 2019.
Where: Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT
Incumbent will be a member of the Vandenberg Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the U.S.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Team Lead and to provide operational oversight and planning of wild land fire suppression/non-suppression activities and specialized expertise. The incumbent is also responsible for preparedness, prevention, prescribed burning, monitoring, hazardous fuel reduction within assigned area of responsibility. The incumbent also assists in writing and executing wildland fire management plans, prescribed burn plans, and preparedness plans.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/04/2019
Incumbent will be a member of a Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Wildland Fire Support Module is responsible for executing prescribed fire projects, mechanical fuel treatments, and assisting with wildfire suppression on numerous Air Force installations within the area of responsibility.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/04/2019
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
The Ecological Restoration Coordinator provides technical leadership and support to a new ‘Living with Fire’ initiative within The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Program. This new position will support strategic action and drive implementation on state, private, and federal lands within southeastern, and northcentral Minnesota, with future plans to expand state-wide. The ERC may supervise seasonal staff in completion of restoration and management activities to protect and restore fire-dependent native plant communities, including globally rare oak savannahs, and state rare mixed-pine woodland habitats. They will implement strategic plans, coordinate community support, manage contracts and implement Forest Program strategies. They will work closely with the local TNC Staff, serving as TNC Minnesota Forest Program’s fire lead to implement restoration and management on several thousand acres of private and public lands in Minnesota.
Under the supervision of the Forest Watershed Restoration Specialist, the Ecological Restoration Coordinator will support the increased use of fire as a tool for restoration across forested systems in Minnesota. This will include in-office planning, project design, and partnership engagement, as well as in-field prescribed fire activities including preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring, and other tasks. In all prescribed fire related activities, the ERC will work closely with the Minnesota Fire Manager to ensure all best practices are followed. The ERC must have a valid driver's license.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 19, 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
A joint meeting of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Health & Well-being and Atmosphere Collaboration Teams. Speakers will highlight existing wildfire forecasting tools, especially resources that can be used by communities to...
Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future, screens May 21st, 7PM, at the Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley) in a Bay Area premiere followed by a panel and Q & A with Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison, UC...
There is the continuum of fire experience from the rookie firefighter to the seasoned fire manager. There is a continuum of fire succession from the post-burn environment to the development of vegetation to eventually be burned again. There is the...
The Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium is excited to be hosting 3 fire ecology workshops aimed to deliver fire science to interested landowners and members of the general public. These workshops will have indoor presentations and in-the-field...
Catastrophic wildfire impacts many aspects of life in Arizona: from the quality and sustainability of our water supplies to the safety and livelihood of people who live in mountain towns on the edge of our forests.
Join the National Forest...
The Washington Wildland Fire Workshops will bring together wildland fire management practitioners, experts, and affected community members such as fire-adapted communities and FireWise communities to refine the vision articulated at the Washington...
Sponsored by the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange as part of the Spring/Summer Webinar Series
Presented by Mike Gallagher
Traditional tools for predicting fire behavior have relied on generally defined vegetation characteristics to...
The combination of frequent droughts, changing climate conditions, and longer fire seasons along with urban development expansion into wildland areas has resulted in more difficult conditions for managing wildfires. Over the last several decades, the...
Two sessions of the SD East River Training Exchange (TREX) are scheduled for 2018:
- First Session: May 1-12
- Second Session: May 15-25
Description: During the month of May, crews will conduct a series of...