The major upland plant community types of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) of northeastern Minnesota, identified by multivariate analyses (clustering and canonical and discriminant analysis) of 68 stands disturbed by logging and 106 stands...
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A study of habitat selection and distributions of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and moose (Alces alces) was conducted from July 1972 through December 1973 on a 5,920-ha burn that occurred in spring 1971 in northeastern Minnesota. Most use...
As the initial step in a study of forest fire cycles in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario, four burned areas of different ages were briefly examined. This report describes the present condition of the areas visited in terms of both forest cover...
The Little Sioux Fire burned virgin forests in northeastern Minnesota on 14-17 May 1971. We monitored litter fall for 3 years after the fire in mixed conifer-deciduous forests both within and outside the fire boundaries. We separated four categories of...
After a wildfire in the virgin forest of a lake-watershed region in northeastern Minnesota, the phosphorus concentration in the runoff was elevated for 2 years and decreased in the third year. However, there was no increase in the phosphorus...
The demography of a jack pine, Pinus banksiana, stand established after a fire in 1915 was reconstructed by estimating the ages of dead trees. The survivorship curve is nonlinear and mortality rates rise linearly from 18 to 47 years after the fire and...
Wildfires play a multiple role in the distribution of dwarf mistletoes - they may either inhibit or encourage these parasites depending primarily on the size and intensity of the burn. Many reports suggest that fire exclusion policies of the past half...
Establishment of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedlings is favored by site preparation that reduces both the duff layer and the sprouting potential of competing vegetation. A cooperative study of the use of fire in silviculture in...
Three cutting units of varying size, soil, and aspect located along streams in the Priest River Experimental Forest in northern Idaho were chosen for evaluation of changes in water quality caused by clearcutting and subsequent burning of slash. Water...
Seventy-three clearcuts in western larch/Douglas-fir forests of western Montana were broadcast burned over a wide range of environmental conditions for the purpose of quantifying fire characteristics and burn accomplishment. The moisture content of the...
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.
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.
These positions are located within a National Forest. The incumbents serve as a technicians to forestry research scientists at a Research Station in a Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit. FIA is a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources.
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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.
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Susan J. Prichard, Research Scientist, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
The 2014 Carlton Complex was the largest single wildfire event in...
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 2020 Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting will be offered online. Continuing Forestry Education credits (3.5 Category 1 Hours) and Master Timber Harvester credits (3.5 Category B Hours) will be offered for those attending the entire...
The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development and Office of Water host a monthly webinar series to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water systems and communicate current small drinking water...
Part of the After the Flames webinar series.
Presented by Pete Robichaud, Research Engineer with the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
The wildland fire (often called wildland fires) regime is changing. Climate change is affecting temperature and patterns of drought and rainfall in the United States, with direct impacts on wildfire seasonality, frequency, and severity. Warmer springs...
The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council meeting will held online. Registration and other details will be posted on the website when available.
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Information will be added when available.
Following the unprecedented 2019/20 bushfire season, the 2020 Bushfire Building Conference is shaping up to be a crucial event for researchers, planners and building industry professionals. The Australian Bushfire Building Conference is an annual event...
The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation will hold their annual Science and Management Meeting in a virtual format on September 16, 2020. This virtual meeting will be in one of the same time slots as the H5II conference, which was postponed until...