Forest ecosystems sequester approximately 12% of anthropogenic carbon emissions, and efforts to increase forest carbon uptake are central to climate change mitigation policy. Managing forests to store carbon has focused on increasing forested area,...
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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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The fisher is a mammalian carnivore that chooses resting locations each day. Refugia are essential, thus most of the fisher's resting locations are cavities in large live or dead trees. Tree growth and decomposition influence the creation of cavity-...
Research Natural Areas (RNAs) are federal lands designated to protect exemplary, relatively undisturbed ecosystems where ecological processes may proceed unencumbered with minimal human intervention. Ideally, RNAs serve as properly functioning...
The Berry College Longleaf Pine Management Area (BCLPMA) harbors one of the few old-growth mountain longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forests. Like many remnant longleaf pine forests, Berry College's stands have been fire-suppressed for decades. Since...
As wildfires become more frequent and severe in the United States, effective post-fire intervention is increasingly important for soil and plant conservation. Erosion control is often necessary after wildfire, but methods vary in effectiveness and...
Question: Fire and flood act as ecological filters on vegetation, either separately or combined, and cause morphological and physiological changes. Hence, they influence the composition and structure of plant communities. Since evidence strongly...
The present study examines the spatial, seasonal and inter annual variation of biomass burning and its impact on regional aerosol optical properties over Northern India using multi-satellite aerosol observations: Active fire points, AOD (550 nm) and AE...
Even when they account for a large part of damages caused by forest fires on environmental and landscape services they are seldom included in the valuation of damage assessments. Some fires within natural parks have caused significantly larger impacts...
Spatial patterns of fire spread and severity influence survival of juvenile pines in longleaf pine savannas. Small areas that do not burn during frequent fires facilitate formation of patches of even-aged longleaf pine juveniles. These regeneration...
Wildfire is a major disturbance that affects large area globally every year. Thus, a better prediction of the likelihood of wildfire occurrence is essential to develop appropriate fire prevention measures. We applied a global negative Binomial (NB) and...
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
Presented by Randi Jandt, Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Wildfires were in the news last fall—again. Have you wondered what drives large fire seasons and whether climate or humans are more to blame? Here’s an Alaskan perspective on climatic and...
Presented by: Dr. Penny Morgan and Dr. Eva Strand, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho.
This conference will take an encompassing look at the air quality and public health impacts from wildfires by bringing together experts in multiple disciplines to share information and proposed solutions to mitigate smoke effects. This is a unique...
The Society for Range Management is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members are concerned with studying, conserving, managing and sustaining the varied resources of the rangelands which comprise nearly half of...
The Utah Community-based Conservation Program has committed to host the 2019 Utah All Lands-All Hands Summit. The last Summit, known as the Utah Sage-grouse Summit was last held February 2014. Between then and now, the partners have hosted the...
This annual wildland fire workshop is designed to enable land managers, researchers, resource specialists, biologists, ecologists and fire practitioners an opportunity to hear and learn from different areas of expertise in a format designed to identify...
Modifies the Washington clean air act. Requires the department of natural resources to develop policies that allow outdoor burning for the protection of life or property, and for the public health, safety, and welfare. Addresses a plan of the...
The in-person event at the Cloquet Forestry Center has been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. After deliberations among speakers and organizers, the organizers have decided the best path forward is to cancel for now (and not offer an online...
Save the date for this year’s compact meeting!
Join us for a celebration of Florida's forests and the role of fire in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity, and habitat value.
- Educational exhibits and activities
- Live animals