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.
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The fire effects topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the effect of wildland fire on the environment.
Fire Effects Information System
The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States.
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Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), an innovative North Bay conservation science and education organization, is hiring a full‐time Prescribed Fire Project Coordinator for Fire Forward. The Prescribed Fire Project Coordinator coordinates and conducts site visits with new partners to potential fuels treatment sites around the region, assessing feasibility of such partnerships and collaborations, and maintaining professional and collaborative relations with key partners. The Coordinator reports the outcomes and findings of these visits and provides updates regarding relationship building to the team. They participate in assessment and mapping of burn units, support the drafting of burn plans and smoke management plans, and work closely with on-the-ground partners and landowners in the development of local collaborative efforts and implementation. The Coordinator works with the team to plan, prepare, monitor, and implement prescribed burns. The Coordinator represents Fire Forward and ACR in media, partner, collaborator, and volunteer community relations, and works with ACR staff and with partners from other agencies to plan potential work on ACR preserves and other lands.
The North-Central Minnesota Forest Restoration Partnerships Manager provides technical and facilitative leadership and support to The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota by planning, directing, coordinating, and implementing forest restoration activities across chapter priority landscapes, with emphases on coordination across Tribal, public, and private lands in North Central and Central Minnesota. They address critical threats to natural systems and individual species, foster cross-site learning among an international conservation community, and supply conservation planning teams with site or landscape-level information relevant to planning processes. They develop and implement forest restoration strategies including a full suite of land management treatments including prescribed burning, and employ a full range of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation and restoration priorities. They are skilled with partnership facilitation and relationship management, with an emphasis on tribal relationships. They coordinate community support for managing, restoring, and monitoring a growing portfolio of forested TNC and partner-managed restoration/resilience sites across millions of acres of lands.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
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.
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.
Dr. Kai Zhu is recruiting 1-2 PhD student(s) starting in Fall 2021 in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Zhu Lab works on research questions at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem processes, using quantitative approaches such as remote sensing, species distribution models, and Bayesian statistical methods. Current research projects include (1) phenological responses to climate change and human activity in the Northern Hemisphere; (2) the biogeography of soil fungi in North America; and (3) wildfire propagation and forest regrowth in California. The Zhu Lab also collaborates with other research groups, such as the Peay Lab at Stanford University (https://mykophile.com) through a collaborative NSF grant (https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/09/zhu-nsf.html). More information is available at https://zhulab.ucsc.edu/.
Students are encouraged to develop their own projects, which is an essential part of their advancement as independent and creative researchers. Dr. Zhu expects students to have previous research experience and a strong background in ecology and environmental science, as well as math, statistics, and programming. However, in the Zhu Lab students will learn new methods and tools by attending classes, workshops, and working on projects, so the most important quality is the willingness to learn.
Interested students should contact Dr. Kai Zhu (kai dot zhu at ucsc dot edu) as early as possible and no later than the application deadline in December 2020 with the following information: (1) research experience, ideas, and questions; (2) motivations to pursue a PhD and long-term career goals; (3) why interested in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC; and (4) current CV, academic transcript, and TOEFL score (if applicable).
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.
When is a Grassland Restoration Truly Restored?
Examining Microbial Community Responses to Fire in Remnant and Restored Grasslands
January 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM Eastern (1:00 PM Central)
Provides a general overview of LANDFIRE.
Join Randy Swaty, ecologist with TNC's LANDFIRE team, when he describes what it is, where to get the products, how you can use LANDFIRE, when and how often the data is updated and who to contact to learn...
The theme of this year's conference is "12 Tons/ac/yr: The Science of Sustainably Enhancing Southern Pine Productivity" and will feature outstanding speakers and educational sessions, a tour of the Green Circle Mill, an awards banquet and networking...
This webinar will discuss LANDFIRE spatial data applications in the southern US.
This webinar is presented by Dr. Jim Smith, TNC LANDFIRE Project Lead
Visit the above link to join the webinar on the day of the event.
This webinar is the first of eight in a series about Greater Sage-grouse, sagebrush habitat, and management across the species's historic range.
This webinar series will take place every Tuesday afternoon for the next eight weeks and is...
Presents short-term results of SageSTEP experiments.
In 2006, SageSTEP scientists and their manager partners began evaluating restoration treatments at 18 study sites. They have measured ecosystem response to prescribed fire, clearcutting, tree...
The National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) is offering this course; nominations are due (through GATRs) by November 1.
This course is held January 13-17, 2014.
Rx510 Advanced Fire Effects is a science-...
Presenter: Jeff Ott, Research Botanist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Boise, ID
The rangeland drill has proved useful for seeding perennial plants following fire in the Intermountain West. Developments such as multiple seed boxes and...
December 12 -1:00 PM CST
Webinar: Prescribed Burning Associations: Empowering and Equipping Ranchers to Manage Rangelands
Presented by Charles (Butch) Taylor
This webinar, presented by Roger Ottmar and Susan Prichard, presents the fuel consumption data collected from 18 prescribed fires in southern pine forest and sand pine scrub fuelbed types in the Southeastern United States, and from 11 mixed hardwoods...