A decade ago, the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) published its first collection of articles in Fire Management Today to establish a greater awareness of international fire management. With this issue, our intent remains the same. The preceding...
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Readers of Fire Management Today may recall the wildfires burning in Chile in early 2017. Chile’s catastrophic wildfires resembled last year's extreme fires affecting California, Canada, Portugal, Russia, and South Africa. It is obvious that fire...
The Eastern Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe, and Middle East regions have experienced tremendous political, social, and economic changes in the last 3 decades. This period has seen population movement through internal displacement, border-crossing...
In countries of the South Asia region, wildfires commonly occur during the hot, dry, and windy summer seasons and are often associated with agricultural burning. In Nepal, incidents of forest fire have been increasing as summer seasons have gotten...
For millennia, fire has been used in Southeast Asia as a tool in farming and land clearing. By the 20th century, population growth, migration, and economic development had resulted in rampant conversion of native forests and peatlands for agricultural...
The purpose of this document is to outline the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) wildland fire priorities and coordinate the EPA Office of Research and Development’s (ORD’s) wildland-fire-related research across multiple National Research...
My first visit to the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) was disorienting. As I walked through the entryway, I was hit with the familiar aroma of burnt vegetation. Nearby, well-used wildland turnouts hung above boxes of fusees. Radios capable of...
The idea for a book series began in conversations with Lincoln Bramwell, chief historian for the Forest Service. We agreed that the standard history Fire in America needed updating.
The topic of collaboration across boundaries is fitting for me and for the Forest Service because our national priorities revolve around just that-collaboration across boundaries-especially when it comes to wildland fire. We are committed to improving...
For the last 100 years, fire suppression policies have largely kept fire from playing its natural role. Removing fire from ecosystems that depend on it to stay healthy, coupled with more people building houses in flammable natural areas, has created a...
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
Wildfire Suppression Through Prescribed Fire Training School
Learn how to “Fight Fire With Fire!”
- Firefighters, landowners, emergency planners, anyone interested in controlling wildfire fuel load is encouraged to attend.
The Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium is excited to be hosting 2 upcoming fire ecology workshops aimed to deliver fire science to interested landowners and members of...
On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Green Mountain National Forest will host a field trip for a small cadre of monitoring enthusiasts to hike The Dome and share thoughts on the history, recent burn, and future monitoring activities in this ecosystem.
FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm Director of Research at the Conservation Research Institute and co-author of “Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis”
Range management is like being a trial lawyer: you need all the evidence you can get to help you make decisions how your management and production objectives may need to change. State-and-transition simulation models are a general tool that can be used...
In this webinar, Dr. Kimberley Davis will examine the effects of climate on post-fire conifer regeneration and subsequent seedling and tree growth. She and her colleagues focused on lower elevation ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests to identify the...
The focus of this year's meeting is Prescribed Fire on Private Lands, though we will also have our usual talks on exciting research and management related to prescribed fire on public and private lands.
Participants will develop a legal Burn Prescription that focuses on specific goalsand objectives, for different reasons a landowner might have for managing theirproperty. Topics include: Range Management, Ground Cover Restoration, TimberManagement...
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Jens Stevens, PhD, US Geological Survey
The increasing frequency and severity of fire and drought events have negatively impacted the capacity and success of reforestation efforts in...
What will you learn?
This presentation will focus on findings from JFSP-supported graduate research on post-fire conifer establishment following recent wildfires in eastern Oregon's Blue Mountains. Given shifting climate and...