Retention forestry is widely used for reducing the negative biodiversity impacts of forest management. Its effectiveness depends, however, on the post-harvest dynamics of the retention trees, which in turn are likely affected by both tree- and stand-...
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Pinus pinaster Ait., a prominent component of the western Mediterranean forest, is a species currently suffering a high wildfire pressure and consequently becoming a prime candidate for fuel reduction treatments. However, little is known about the...
The 'Spring Dip' in conifer live foliar moisture content (LFMC) has been well documented but the actual drivers of these variations have not been fully investigated. Here we span this knowledge gap by measuring LFMC, foliar chemistry, foliar...
Large forest fires are notorious for their environmental and socio-economic impacts and are assigned a disproportionately high percentage of the fire management budget. This study addresses extremely large fires (ELF, C2500 ha) in Portugal (2003-2013...
Understanding the flammability of species in fire-prone or fire-dependent ecosystems is necessary for modeling and predicting ecosystem dynamics. Wiregrass (Aristida stricta syn. A. beyrichiana), a keystone perennial bunchgrass, is a dominant...
In areas where fire regimes and forest structure have been dramatically altered, there is increasing concern that contemporary fires have the potential to set forests on a positive feedback trajectory with successive reburns, one in which extensive...
An increase in mega-fires and wildfires is a global issue that is expected to become worse with climate change. Fuel treatments are often recommended to moderate behaviour and decrease severity of wildfires; however, the extensive nature of rangelands...
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The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes fire and fuels software applications into a single online application. IFTDSS is designed to make fuels treatment...
Methods to objectively evaluate performance are critical for model development. In contrast to recent advances in wildfire simulation, there has been limited attention to evaluating fire model performance. Information to validate fire models is...
The East Bay Regional Park District is looking to hire two Fire Captains to support the Fuels Management Program.
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. The District's Fire Department is a branch of the Public Safety Division and provides all typical emergency services, including fire suppression, hazardous materials responses, search and rescue, auto extrication, emergency medical services, prescribed burns for fire hazard reduction and resource management. The department has 14 wildland fire engines responds to approximately 1,200 calls per year. The Fire Department works closely with our neighboring agencies in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and provides emergency response when called upon by CAL FIRE and the Office of Emergency Services.
The two Fire Captain vacancies are located at the East Bay Regional Park District Public Safety Headquarters in Castro Valley, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pools. Under general direction, you will supervise staff in fire prevention and suppression activities, emergency medical response and rescue calls, and training activities. You'll oversee the operation of the fire stations and maintenance of fire department equipment, administer and implement fuels management contracts, projects and hazardous fuel reduction treatments, prescribed fires as needed, and assist in the administration of the Fire Department.
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:
- Effectiveness of fuel breaks and fuel break systems
- 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:
- Great Plains
- Southern Rockies
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
This conference is currently sold out. Please join the waiting list to buy seats as they become available.
Wildland Fire Canada is a conference series hosted by the Canadian Forest Service and Fire Management Agencies in Canada. These biennial...
The Nevada Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Summit is held each year to bring together community, firefighter, and county representatives from each of the extreme-, high-, and moderate-wildfire hazard communities. During the Summit, these representative...
Join us for a 1-day tour of the Track Fire, an interesting fire on many levels! It burned New Mexico and Colorado state and private land, which required interstate logistics. Some burned areas received cooperative post-fire watershed rehabilitation...
The 2012 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC)/Bushfire CRC Conference will be held in Perth Australia August 28-31, 2012. The theme for 2012 is ''Diverse Country. Common Ground'' and identifies that diversity across our...
FlamMap is a fire behavior mapping and analysis program that computes potential fire behavior characteristics (spread rate, flame length, fireline intensity, etc.) over an entire FARSITE landscape for constant weather and fuel moisture conditions....
This webinar is presented by Nicole Vaillant, and hosted by The Joint Fire Science Program, International Association of Wildland Fire, and the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center.
Wildland fire risk assessment and fuel management planning on...
Presenters: Eva Strand & Josh Hyde (NIFTT University of Idaho)
WFAT provides an interface between ArcMap, FlamMap 5, and the First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM), combining their strengths into a spatial fire behavior and fire effects...
Presented by Chris Fettig, USDA Forest Service, Ecosystem Function and Health Program, Invasives and Threats Team, on May 2nd 2012 at 11am PDT.
Hosted by the California Fire Science Consortium.
In this webinar Chris Fettig will summarize...
Bringing both national and regional perspectives to the issues, tools and decisions concerning smoke from wildland fires, this webinar will highlight a range of current perspectives, activities, developments and emerging issues for fire practitioners....
Subject areas to be covered: Fire ecology and History, Wildlife, Forest Restoration, Semi-arid systems, Guidelines for prescribed fire, fuels and monitoring Objective: Highlight new information on fire and fuels management related research, monitoring...