FOFEM 5.2 is a simple, yet versatile computer program that predicts first order fire effects using text and graphic outputs. It can be used in a variety of situations including: determining acceptable upper and lower fuel moistures for conducting...
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The Santee Fire Plot is among the oldest ongoing prescribed fire studies in the United States. The study was established in 1946 to test the effects of fire frequency and seasonality on pine growth, vegetation, and soil properties. The treatments...
We are examining relationships between pre-fire forest conditions and the behavior and effects of the severe 2002 fires in subalpine forests in western Colorado. The study is based on high-quality and unique pre-fire data on the extent and severity of...
A JFSP Demonstration Area was established in central Nevada in 2001 to examine the response of pinyon-juniper woodlands to prescribed fire over typical tree density and elevational gradients. This project focuses on the Demonstration Area and is...
A prescribed burn was conducted in a juniper woodland approximately 40 km south of Tooele, Utah on 05 October 2006. Conditions were sub-optimal, and the fire did not encroach into mid- or late-successional areas; only the early-successional area burned...
This project is designed to study the effects of prescribed fire on Kuenzler's hedgehog cactus, a threatened and endangered species that grows in the mountains of central New Mexico. Little is known about the effects of fire on this species. Two...
In southwestern riparian ecosystems, replacement of native vegetation by exotic plant species, particularly those that are highly flammable such as Tamarisk, has increased fire frequency. Native tree species inhabiting these riparian areas of the...
This project is a holistic ecosystem evaluation of the changes in forest overstory and understory structure and fuel characteristics that result from restoration actions and wildfires. The objectives stem directly from the rapid increase in fuel...
We are investigating the short- and longer-term responses to post-fire salvage logging and re-burn of salvage-logged stands in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon. Our team is measuring both vegetative and vertebrate responses. Two years of...
The administrative study is designed to assess mechanical fuels treatment of non-merchantable trees with mastication equipment. We use an experimental design to quantify relationships among mastication effort, different sized activity fuels resulting...
As a member of the Prescribed Fire Team within the Wildlife Program, the employee participates in providing statewide fire management implementation services on wildlife areas including fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance using prescribed (Rx) fire. Additionally this position is a member of a Prescribed (Rx) Fire Burn Team to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems with an initial focus in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State. The employee supports/contributes to the mission of WDFW of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.
Job Knowledge: Fire ecology; fire effects and by-products and their ecosystem actions; fire weather; fuel types; fuel conditions; fuel assessment; smoke management; NWCG standards; knowledge of tools and techniques used to prepare for and implement Rx burns.
The NASF and the CPFC is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey. This report is the third of its kind since 2012 and is unique among prescribed fire surveys because it is a national and regional assessment of state-level programs, prescribed fire use, impediments to burning, and, for the first time, degree of liability protection provided by state law.
This position supports/contributes to Departments mission and goals of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by implementing sound fire practices and restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.
Under the supervision of the Rx Fire Program Manager, this position, On Call RXB2, will provide leadership, supervision, and mentoring within the prescribed (Rx) fire program to support the Department's mission and goals within the constraints of policy, applicable legal requirements, and applicable collective bargaining agreements to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems. The primary focus will be in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State, which includes more than 200,000 acres of forest including numerous fire dependent, e.g., dry forest and fire maintained prairies and steppe.
General duties include coordinating with the Rx Fire Program Manager, Other Fire Managers, Wildlife Area Managers, Wildlife Biologists and Foresters to implement burns for restoration and maintenance of fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat. Conducting burn unit layout, fuels inventory, assisting with writing and technical review of burn plans, with a primary focus of supervising and training other Rx fire members.
In memory of David A. Tice, a former Board of Trustees member and visionary forester who was instrumental in many of our conservation efforts, The Nature Conservancy has created a science and stewardship annual internship program. This year, the Dave Tice Science Technician will assist with southern pine savannah habitat management, fire management, fire effects monitoring, and preserve stewardship, within TNC’s Virginia Pinelands Program. Position will be primarily based at Piney Grove Preserve, an exemplary site for pine savanna management and the northernmost population of federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers.
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For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2018.
Range Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to monitoring range land conditions, managing herds of wild horses and burros, processing allotment transfers, supervising range use by permits, and investigating unauthorized use. Other duties may include weed management and monument inventory. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, and stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.