Background: To restore and manage fire-adapted forest communities in the central Appalachians, USA, land managers are now increasingly prioritizing use of prescribed fire. However, it is unclear how the reintroduction of fire following decades of...
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Background: Fire suppression has altered ecological communities globally. Prescribed fire regimes strive to restore function to these fire-dependent ecosystems by mimicking natural fire regimes. Although fire frequency is a widely acknowledged...
Background: The Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae, Gould 1844) is a threatened grass finch (Estrildidae) endemic to the tropical savannas of northern Australia. Current fire regimes, consisting of frequent and extensive fire across these savanna...
Background: Information about fire and historical forest structure and composition in fir-dominated mixed conifer forests is lacking, especially at the landscape scale. This study used historical timber survey data to characterize early forest...
Background: Stand-level forest structure varies spatially and surface fuels would be expected to vary as well. We measured surface fuel deposition and decomposition within old-growth Jeffery pine (Pinus jeffreyi Balf.)-mixed conifer forests to quantify...
Millions of acres of fuels reduction treatments are being implemented each year in the fire adapted forests of the US. Typical these fuel reduction treatments target small diameter trees for removal producing large amounts of unmerchantable woody...
Presentation at 3rd SW Fire Ecology Conference & 1st Applied Fire Science Workshop in Tucson, Arizona.
Managers need information about the vulnerability of historical plant communities, and their potential future conditions, to respond appropriately to landscape change driven by global climate change. We model the climate envelopes of plant communities...
Repeated fire is key to the viability of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) ecosystems, but its acceptance as a management tool may depend on satisfactory longleaf pine growth. This is because longleaf pine establishment often has the dual-purpose...
A novel approach is presented to analyze smoke exposure and provide a metric to quantify health-related impacts. Our results support the current understanding that managing low-intensity fire for ecological benefit reduces exposure when compared to a...
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.
Instructor: Hugh Safford
Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL)
California has been referred to as the "pyrostate." In California's Mediterranean-type climate...
Partners designed this workshop to increase awareness and understanding of tools for assessing the condition of oak ecosystems and potential management scenarios. Management scenarios address a range of objectives, including:
- utilizing and...
The Hawai'i Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawai'i and the Pacific to converge and discuss conservation. It's a time to connect,...
Sponsor: Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Joe Marschall, University of Missouri Tree-Ring Lab
Coauthors: Michael Stambaugh, Benjamin Knapp
Throughout much of the eastern U.S., prescribed fire...
More than 96 southern species are at risk of disappearing due to loss of fire from wetland habitats. This webinar will use examples from the Ocala National Forest to discuss the role of fire in wetland ecology, restoring and maintaining wetlands with...
Sponsor: Tallgrass Praire & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Dan Dey, research forester, US Forest Service Northern Research Station
Nevada Section, Society for Range Management: Summer Field Tour and Business Meeting
Tour topics include:
- Outcome-based Grazing Demonstration Project on a traditional Nevada ranching operation
- Use of State and Transition...