Quaking Aspen: Numerous threats to aspen communities have spurred a resurgence of interest in sound science-based restoration and management practices. Scientists and land managers will discuss the role of climate and fire in shaping aspen forests of...
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Soils play an important role in our ecosystems. They provide essential nutrients and minerals to plants, are home to nitrogen fixing micro-organisms, and assist in the development of organic matter through decomposition. Scientists and land managers...
Wildland fire is the most important disturbance in the boreal forests of eastern North America, shaping the floral composition, structure and spatial arrangement. Although the long-term evolution of the frequency and quantity of burned biomass in these...
The iconic American chestnut (Castanea dentata) once spanned a large portion of eastern North America before its functional extinction in the early 20th century due primarily to non‐native fungal pathogens. The pronounced loss of this species likely...
The use of fire on the landscape is a hotly debated topic, despite being a natural process in northern forests. It is seen as a vital tool by land managers to improve forest health and spur regeneration.
This webinar will look at the history of...
The combination of drought and fire can cause drastic changes in forest composition and structure. Given the predictions of more frequent and severe droughts and forecasted increases in fire size and intensity in the western United States, we assessed...
Disentangling the relative importance of habitat filtering and dispersal limitations at local scales (<1 km2) in shaping species composition remains an important question in community ecology. Previous studies have examined the relative importance...
Forest fires can cause great changes in the composition, structure and functioning of forest ecosystems. We studied the effects of a fire that occurred >50 years ago in a temperate rainforest that caused flooding conditions in a Placic Andosol to...
California has a long history of fire science and an even longer history of extensive fire, both natural and human in origin. Today, California is also the epicenter of increasing wildfire disasters, yielding calls for solutions to what has been termed...
California’s high density, fire-excluded forests experienced an extreme drought accompanied by warmer than normal temperatures from 2012 to 2015, resulting in the deaths of millions of trees. We examined tree mortality and growth of mixed-conifer...
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
- May perform as crew chief or project manager for teams of other foresters involved in forest and woodland management.
- Plans and implements technical projects and performs leadership duties in support of forestry-oriented, multiple-use land management programs, including coordination of appropriate staff to accomplish the work.
- Administers long-range forest management programs, meets the objectives of the district/field/zone resource management plan, and provides solutions for technical, budgetary, staffing, and customer service needs related to forest management.
- Coordinates with partners from other Federal and State agencies, local governments, Tribes, and non-governmental organizations to integrate BLM forest management program with neighboring land managers and regional strategies.
- At the GS-09 level, the incumbent may be required to work in a less complex forestry program functional area with assignments that are more routine and conventional.
This is an open, continuous announcement. Vacancies are in the following locations:
- Andalusia, AL
- Brent, AL
- Double Springs, AL
- Heflin, AL
The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level:
- Develop timber plans that protect soil water retention and reestablishment of the forest growth for a timber management program.
- Review silvicultural prescriptions to ensure compatibility with long-range timber management plans for a natural resource organization.
- Review and appraise timber resources to meet demand and future needs.
- Coordinate and direct the preparation of timber sale contracts and related documents for a timber management program.
- Coordinate with other disciplines to integrate the timber management plan with other resources and approved land management plans in support of a timber management program.
- Ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities for a timber sale program.
- Investigate reports of improper logging activities for a timber management program.
- Provide leadership to subordinate staff, setting goals, policies, and objectives.
- Demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment.
Under general direction, implement the adopted Urban Forestry Management Plan and manage the Urban Forestry Program, including work plan development and supervision of arborist crews, Contract Services, Risk Analysis, Budget Management, Development, and Codes.
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is composed of professionals from around the world, who together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy. AFE values the diversity of perspectives and range of experiences held by its members. AFE aims to actively cultivate the future of fire and resource conservation by investing in future leaders through the AFE Mentoring Futures Program.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2021. We seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for computational analyses in an allied discipline of Environmental Science (including, but not limited to, Earth science, ecology, political science, socio-ecological systems, etc.). We particularly seek candidates who address environmental questions using large datasets (e.g., remotely sensed data, text-based repositories, etc.), have a rigorous foundation in statistical fundamentals (e.g., machine learning, Bayesian inference, causal inference, etc.), or leverage cutting-edge developments in data science (e.g., data-driven discovery, scalable computing, etc.) in their work. We welcome candidates whose substantive area of expertise is related to environmental justice, or whose methodological expertise addresses algorithmic bias in quantitative sciences.
- Open date: September 11th, 2020
- Next review date: Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
- Final date: Thursday, Jul 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Join the NC Prescribed Fire Council and Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists for a virtual annual meeting on August 12, 2020. A WebEx platform will be provided by the NC Forest Service.
For this year’s NCPFC annual meeting,...
Hosted by The Jones Center at Ichauway
Presented by Dr. Mike Battaglia
The 2020 congress will focus on innovative approaches to bringing together experts across disciplines to solve our most pressing needs related to population growth, land use, and climate change. Not only is this theme critical to the success of...
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
- Lindy Garner, Sagebrush Ecosystem Invasive Species Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Jeremy Maestas, Ecologist/National Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist, USDA...
A free one hour webinar from Duke University, the Southern Fire Exchange, NC State University, and the University of Florida.
Neal Flanagan, Ph.D., Duke University
Severe wildfires can cause...
Summer is here and with it comes the annual fire season. Recent years have made it abundantly clear that wildfires are having a significant impact on our communities, from immediate safety risks to stagnant smoke in the skies, and on our forests. Large...
Sponsored by Natural Areas Association
This webinar presentation lays the groundwork for an in-depth symposium at the upcoming 2020 Natural Areas Conference that will address wildfire, herbivory, climate warming, development pressures, cross-...
Host: South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Presenter: John Kupfer, University of South Carolina
Longleaf pine ecosystems are iconic systems of the southeastern United States that historically contained a spectacular diversity...
These webinars are part of a series comprising the 8 sessions of the Pyrolife International Symposium: Towards an Integrated Fire Management, 3 June – 22 July, 2020.
Integrated Fire Management in Aotearoa, New Zealand Drawing on Social...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The 32nd Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop will be held June 22 - 25, 2020 in Bend, Oregon.