We draw on published studies of floodplain organic carbon storage, wildfire‐related effects on floodplains in temperate and high latitudes, and case studies to propose a conceptual model of the effects of wildfire on floodplain organic carbon storage...
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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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It has been frequently recognised that there is a positive feedback between plant invasion and fire underlying invasion success in fire‐prone ecosystems. Accordingly, the response of woody alien species germination to fire may have direct implications...
Wildfire is an essential earth‐system process, impacting ecosystem processes and the carbon cycle. Forest fires are becoming more frequent and severe, yet gaps exist in the modeling of fire on vegetation and carbon dynamics. Strategies for reducing...
Wildlife conservation in multi-use landscapes requires identifying and conserving critical resources that may otherwise be destroyed or degraded by human activity. Summer day-roost sites are critical resources for bats, so conserving roost sites is a...
The southeastern U.S. is considered the “wood-basket” of the world where loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations provide tremendous ecological and economic benefits to the region. These plantations are susceptible to various natural and...
Prescribed burning has become more common for the management of eastern forests in North America, so understanding if and how foraging bats respond to structural changes generated by fire is of increasing importance. Our objective was to investigate...
In the Mediterranean Basin, wildland fires are major drivers of forest ecosystem dynamics. In the current context of global change, these fires are becoming more severe and recurrent because of climatic conditions, land use changes and invasive species...
The 1351 ha Walker Fire burned in late August 2015 on the eastern Sierra Nevada, California escarpment from sagebrush steppe and pinyon pine woodlands (2150 m) through mid-elevation forests into subalpine whitebark pine (WBP; 3310 m). Fuels were...
Historically, frequent, low-severity fires in dry western North American forests were a major driver of ecological patterns and processes, creating resilient ecosystems dominated by widely-spaced pine species. However, a century of fire-suppression has...
Decades of fire suppression, logging, and overgrazing have led to increased densities of small diameter trees which have been associated with decreases in biodiversity, reduced habitat quality for wildlife species, degraded foraging conditions for...
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
This workshop consists of two intense days of entertaining hands-on activities for teaching students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and more. Goals include:
- Engage in activities from the Sierra Nevada FIRE WORKS...
Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.”
Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States in 2017. The impacts of a wildfire last long after the flames are...
Join UGA Cooperative Extension for our second annual forestry and wildlife field day. The purpose of this course is to introduce forest management for wildlife. The primary goal is to focus on the relationship between timber management and the habitat...
Sponsored by: Lake States Fire Science Consortium
1. Seasonal Burning to Improve Management for Brushland-Dependent Species
Use the link below for a full schedule for this meeting.
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating...
Interagency Spring Fire Operations Meeting Presentations:
Predictive services and seasonal outlook Heidi Strader
Prairie historically covered one-third of the state of Minnesota, and has been a topic of previous symposia. This year, the geographical range is being broadened to prairies and grasslands across the lower 48 states. This will provide an opportunity to...
On the shores of the Ocean State, Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge provides the perfect classroom for learning about ecological management in the USFWS Refuge System. Fieldtrip participants will learn about pitch pine forest management in the WUI,...
This two-day course provides a foundation for developing and running state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change using the free ST-Sim software. The course covers state-and-transition simulation modeling concepts, how to use ST-Sim to...