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The fuels topic page contains resources related to the study of fuels, including, but not limited to, fuel categories, fuel properties, fuel moisture, plant flammability, fuel availability, and fuel consumption.
Standard fire behavior fuel models (RMRS-GTR-153)
This report describes the standard fire behavior fuel models for use with Rothermel's surface fire spread model. The report provides a fuel model selection guide, fuel model crosswalk, and set of fuel model photos are provided. Additional materials include the NewFuelModelsFour.xls, its help file, and a power point presentation.
Scott, Joe H.; Burgan, Robert E. 2005. Standard fire behavior fuel models: a comprehensive set for use with Rothermel's surface fire spread model. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-153. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 72 p.
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The Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is seeking a Land Management Specialist to join our nationally accredited land trust’s natural resource management team. The Land Management Specialist is expected to perform conservation and operational duties on ACT conservation lands. This position will participate in conservation projects related to prescribed burning, exotic-invasive species control, habitat restoration, and basic recreation management duties such as trail, trailhead, and equipment maintenance. This position may occasionally participate in the supervision of interns interested in building skills in conservation and management activities. An employee in this position should expect to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. This position will serve as a staff member of Alachua Conservation Trust and will be expected to work in a team environment in a leadership role as well as carrying out instructions and projects with minimal supervision.
Native Resource Preservation LLC is looking to fill multiple positions for our Twin Cities location who will assist with ecological restoration projects throughout Minnesota.
Hired individual(s) will work alongside a crew conducting prairie and forest restoration tasks such as priority species selection, prescribed fire, brush removal, invasive species identification and removal, vegetation surveys, timber stand inventory etc.
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Spend the summer honing forestry skills in the Lassen National Forest (LNF) as a field technician for the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. They are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Collaborative Forestry Field Crew Member Apprentice. The selected applicant will work as part of a six-member crew to prepare stands for restoration thinning and hazardous fuels management. Project work will occur on the Lassen National Forest primarily within projects developed by the South Lassen Watersheds Group, a collaborative group planning for the future of forest management, climate resilience, and economic development in critical upper watersheds of northern California.
Dr. Katherine Lee is seeking Master of Science candidates with interest in a 2-year funded graduate research assistant position. This position and related research are in collaboration with Drs. Tim Prather and Eva Strand, and supported by the Joint Fire Science Program.
The student will assist in developing a catalog of potential economic impacts of fires and fuel breaks to sagebrush steppe user groups, including livestock producers, land managers, and recreationists. Using this catalog, a strategy for identifying and collecting the data necessary to quantify these impacts in our study area. The impacts are expected to include direct fire suppression costs, loss of forage value, reduction in quality of recreational sites, costs of evacuations and interruptions of economic activities, etc. The student could assist with the development of a survey instrument that will be used to measure stakeholder perceptions of the trade-offs involved in different wildfire management approaches. There is also an opportunity for the student to be employed as a project research technician during the summer 2021 field season.
Tahoe Resource Conservation Districts (Tahoe RCD) is hiring field crews and natural resource specialists to perform natural resource management activities on public lands, owned by California Tahoe Conservancy and Tahoe RCD. This is a labor-intensive and physically demanding position, job duties include forest habitat enhancement and hazardous fuel reduction, resource protection and restoration, streambank stabilization, property inspection and maintenance, and aquatic invasive species management.
Multiple positions are being hired: Crew Leads, Assistant Crew Leads and Crew Members.
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Fort Apache Agency in Whiteriver, Arizona. The incumbent will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate an integrated wildland fire management program to achieve resource management objectives.
- Assist in coordinating and directing the application of standards, methods, and guidelines for all fire and aviation management program elements.
- Analyze current fire management plans and make recommendations to meet changing conditions within the limits of current or anticipated funding.
- Provide oversight, coordinate, and initiate all fire management activities based on firefighter and public safety, cost effectiveness, and values to be protected consistent with resource objectives.
- Brief internal and external managers on issues related to wildland fire, prescribed fire, and fire program activities; and develop and coordinate plans of action with interagency cooperators.
- Conduct field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units.
- Prepare and implement prescribed burn plans to meet management objectives, and performs post-burn evaluation and completes documentation.
The Department of Interior's (DOI's) Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) and Office of Policy Analysis (PPA) are organizing the DOI Wildland Fire Workshop, to be held online in the fall of 2021. This workshop builds on the momentum of Reclamation's Wildfire Research Needs Workshop (led by John Whitler on April 6 and 7, 2021), and is an opportunity for those interested in issues related to wildland fire at Interior to come together for networking, learning, and discussing current issues.
Call for Presenters
The draft agenda includes "lightning rounds" to allow participants to learn about current work going on at Interior. Lightning-round presentations are brief summaries of in-progress work or completed projects. Please use the survey link below to send a brief description of your research by Friday, April 30.
Call for Session Facilitators
The draft agenda also includes two working sessions, where participants will be breaking into several smaller groups to address various aspects of how wildland fire intersects with (1) climate change, and (2) racial equity and disadvantaged communities. If you would be interested in serving as a chairperson or note-taker for any of these groups, please use the survey link below to let the workshop coordinators know by Friday, April 30.
The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics, the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, will be hiring a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in data science to assist with efforts to develop a prototype early warning system for Prescribed Fire Managers (PFMs). The primary research objective of the successful candidate is to characterize short, medium, and long-term climatological-risk for PFMs in the Southeast US, and to build a framework that allows for optimal decision making under uncertainty.
The successful candidate will work with Drs. Brian Reich (Statistics), Jaime Collazo (Applied Ecology), and Adam Terando (USGS) to model environmental conditions conducive to prescribed burning activities over time scales of days to decades in the future. Three major objectives of the position include 1). Define, identify, and model ‘fail-states’, or the sets of conditions that PFMs wish to avoid 2) Model risk exposure of PFMs given existing numerical model simulations of future climate over near-term (days) to long-term (decades) time scales, and 3) develop spatio-temporal models to characterize extreme wildfire risk on decadal time scales.
The incumbent will also join a national cohort as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. The SE CAPF scholar will collaborate with other cohort scholars from across the country on national-scale research and synthesis on climate-fire issues and participate in regular training and professional development opportunities, including training on translational ecology, co-production of actionable science with natural resource decision-makers, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
This is a two (2) year position, contingent on availability of funding, based in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center at North Carolina State University in close collaboration with the Department of Statistics. The successful candidate will be jointly mentored by Drs. Brian Reich, Adam Terando, and Jaime Collazo.
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