Fire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada’s forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country...
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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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This thesis describes a means of comparing the potential smoke impacts from prescribed burning versus the possible smoke impacts of a wildfire as if it had occurred in the same given area. The methodology of evaluating these impacts is based on the...
The wildfires which occurred in April 2007 in southern Georgia lasted for almost two months. Approximately 386,722 acres were burned. In this paper, we explored the strategy to use MODIS products to study fire impacts on vegetation. Vegetation...
The influence of forest fires on the properties of taiga brown, gley taiga brown, and alluvial bog soils widespread in the area of the Norskii Reserve (the Amur River basin) was studied. During several years after the fire, the humus content increased...
Invasiveness of two exotic species, Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) and Hyptis suaveolens Lamiaceae), in relation with land use around Betecoucou (Benin). Very few studies have been conducted on the effects of farming systems on the invasive capacity...
The origin and structure are described of the secondary protective tissue in the stem of Erythorxylum tortuosum Mart., a fire tolerant shrubby species common in Brazilian cerrado. The highly tortuous stems are covered with thick bark which is more...
Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata P. Mill.) occurs across a wider variety of climates, soils, topography, moisture regimes and fire regimes and thus community types, than any other pine species in North America with the possible exception of ponderosa...
• To elucidate the application of natural regeneration to the restocking of evergreen broad-leaved forests in the subtropics, the characteristics of a 20-year-old evergreen broad-leaved forest restocked by natural regeneration after clearcut-burning...
From the Conclusions ... 'Frequest burning is critical for maintaining the well known small scale species richness of southern pine savannas and woodlands. Fires at any season will accomplish this objective. Evolutionary considerations suggest...
Positive feedbacks between vegetation and fire disturbance may lead to nonlinear ecosystem responses to variation in fire regime. We used a cellular automaton model of fire-vegetation dynamics based on pine savanna communities to explore the potential...
As a Wildlife Refuge Specialist you will be responsible to plan, manage and coordinate the programs and operations of the Refuge. Administrative, operational and related programs are varied, however, the numbers of major activities such as construction of new facilities, pest control, public use, etc. are limited.
Wildlife Biology, Ecology and Habitat Management: Initiate and oversee conservation activities (e.g., habitat development, clean-up, contaminant and restoration projects, research studies, population studies, wildlife inventory, monitoring, etc.); prepare interagency cooperative agreements, memoranda of understanding and special use permits; assist in the fire program; participate in land acquisition or easement activities.
Visitor Services: Assist with a comprehensive public relations/public use program including off-refuge programs, interpretive and educational programs, wildlife dependent recreation (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation), and other recreational management activities. Conduct tours, serve as an environmental education instructor; manage the volunteer program.
Natural Resources Program Management: Participate in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessments (EAs), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultations, etc., Comprehensive Conservation Plans, Habitat Management Plans, Land Acquisition and Protection Plans, etc.; ensure actions are compliant with laws, rules, and regulations (e.g., water rights, rights-of-way, oil and gas, easements, fee title lands, etc.).
Business, Facilities and Equipment Management: Assist senior management develop long-range plans, annual work plans, budgets and work schedules. Develops cost estimates and the work sequence of major and minor rehabilitation projects, and prepares administrative and accomplishment reports. Plan and schedule operations and maintenance projects covering limited construction, repair and maintenance of equipment, facilities and infrastructure.
Other Information: The incumbent is expected to work outside in inclement weather (heat in the summer, cold and snow in the winter), on rough uneven terrain, and exposed to wind and insects. The Refuge is located in a remote area, approximately 30 miles from the small town of Chiloquin, Oregon with limited services.
The California Fish and Game Journal is looking for submissions around their next special issue: “Effects of Fire on California’s Natural Resources.” The issue will focus on how fire or fire-related management activities may impact, positively or negatively, the state’s fish, wildlife, and plant resources.
The Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory (PWFSL) in connection with the University of Washington is hiring up to three field assistants to work on multiple post-wildfire monitoring projects across the Western US during the summer of 2019. Work will include:
- Collection of inventory data in pre/post salvaged logged forests
- Vegetation surveys in high severity wildfire zones
- Installation of long-term monitoring plots
PWFSL is looking for individuals who are detail-oriented, able to follow data collection protocol, enjoy working as part of a team outdoors in variable conditions, and can live cooperatively with others. Candidates must be in good physical condition, be able to lift at least 40 lbs, hike across rough terrain and able to work long hours in adverse weather and remote locations.
Positions will start in mid-June and last through mid-August, 8-10 weeks. When based in Seattle, a typical work week will be five 8 hour days. Field work will require travel for extended periods of 14-28 days, often scheduled with little or no notice. Travel to/from field sites and housing will be provided at no cost.
Check out this fully online course on Wildland Fire Science and Management offered by Professor Kenn H. Clark via Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
The Forestry program is responsible for the ecological enhancement, economic development and sustainable use of forest resources of allotted, Tribal trust and Tribal fee patent lands for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Forester assists with development and implementation of activities and functions to carry out provisions of CTUIR missions and 25 CFR. The Forester develops, implements, and continues programs designed to secure optimum conservation and utilization of soil, water, and forestry resources to provide a fair and reasonable income to Indian landowners consistent with other resource values. The CTUIR employs the best available science to forward our mission through participation in policy, administrative processes, public outreach and education. The position will be under the supervision of the Supervisory Forester. The Forestry Program is required to:
- Integrate the protection, conservation, utilization, and enhancement of Tribal fee, trust and/or restricted Indian forestry lands with the desires of the beneficial owners;
- Ensure that beneficial owners receive fair market value for forest products; and
- Accomplish 1 and 2 in conjunction with natural resource management objectives and cultural values of the Tribes.
Tall Timbers Wildland Fire Science Program has received Department of Defense funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. This work seeks to advance more mechanistic predictions of fire effects through the application and advancement of coupled fire-atmospheric modeling to empirical study of surface fire regimes. The project is field-intensive and includes intensive fire-line experimentation campaigns using a variety of spatial and temporal monitoring techniques. This post-doctoral fellowship has up to 3.5 years of funding to lead integration efforts of multidisciplinary empirical fire behavior and forest measurements. The position will oversee data management, analysis, and data integration of 3D fuel characterization, fire behavior, fire effects, and 3D flows. The position will also facilitate the transfer of pre- and post-burn datasets to fire behavior modeling teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Colorado State University. The incumbent will play a key role in advancing our understanding of heat transfer to vegetation during fire and in improving post fire effects prediction. Primary duties are to assist the Wildland Fire Scientist and project collaborators with implementation of the study plan, help supervise field data acquisition, facilitate data transfer among participating organizations, and lead spatially explicit analysis of energy transfer and resulting fire effects. Other duties range from publication writing and preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals, administering project management software, budget reporting, and student advisement.
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
Tour will highlight how Prescribed fire can be beneficial in improving grassland for wildlife and grazing. It will highlight the RCPP Grassland program and the benefits that farmers can have from using it.
Please join the Nevada section of the Society for Range Management for a day of presentations and discussions, and dinner to follow.
On July 4th 2018, a fire started near Paradise Valley, Nevada that would become the single largest fire recorded...
The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect,...
This workshop and field tour will bring together managers and scientists to share knowledge about topics important to wilderness fire management. These include future challenges related to changing climate and fire seasons; vegetation, soil, and water...
This outdoor event provides a fun and free hands-on science experience for K-12 students. Learn about Idaho's rangeland resources and challenges including soils, plants, fire, wildlife and livestock.
Partners: Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists, Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council.
The theme of this conference will be “Laying Out a Restoration Road Map”. The...
The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange (GPFSE) will be hosting a Teach the Teacher workshop. GPFSE has been working on adapting the FireWorks curriculum (an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12)...
Join us for a practical workshop for landowners concerned about how to best manage fire on tracts with significant duff loads. The workshop will begin with a short classroom session that will cover the science of...
The 'Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome' is a two-part volume on managing sagebrush ecosystems in the West that was developed by an extensive interagency team of scientists and managers (...
Join us as we bridge the gap between science and management when it comes to issues related to duff in southeastern upland ecosystems. This workshop will be a true exchange designed to expose natural resource managers to useful scientific studies and...
The 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW) will celebrate 25 years of bringing together diverse stakeholders from across Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Forests on the edge: forest ecology in rapidly changing conditions is...
RSVP by June 14th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-797-8424
DETAILS: Meet near the turn-off to the Antelope Canyon Road, 11 miles east of Duchesne on Highway 40, UT (150 yards...
Understanding the historic context of fire in forests is important for designing and getting public buy-in for future controlled burns. In this webinar, Dr. Lauren Howard from Arcadia University will explain how fire histories are investigated and...
Use the link below to see the full tour itinerary.
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...
Topics: Growing season burns impacts on plant diversity, forage, wildlife, pollinators, & sericea lepedeza. Demonstration burn planned, weather permitting.
This workshop is free, and registration is required to limit group size and ensure that participants can be contacted with meeting information updates.
Explore the prairies, oak savannas, and woodlands of Waubonsie State Park with insect...
Check the website below for a full agenda for this event and other information.