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Background: The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) program has been providing the fire science community with large fire perimeter and burn severity data for the past 14 years. As of October 2019, 22 969 fires have been mapped by the MTBS...
Ever since colonial times, the rural inhabitants of Guinea-Bissau have been blamed for lighting uncontrolled fires all over the country. Based on in-depth ethnographic research in two regions, a country-level rapid rural appraisal, and analysis of...
LANDFIRE Remap is a multi-year effort to improve the usability of the product suite by recreating base LANDFIRE products using new plot information, new imagery and production techniques. Presenter Jim Smith, TNC LANDFIRE Program Lead, will review...
Traditional human-vision-based watchtower systems are being gradually replaced by the machine-vision-based watchtower system. The visual range of machine-vision-based watchtower is smaller than the range of traditional human-vision-based watchtower,...
El Niño years are characterized by a high sea surface temperature anomaly in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, which leads to unusually warm and dry conditions over many fire-prone regions globally. This can lead to an increase in burned area and emissions...
The Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition After Wildfire program (RAVG) provides satellite-based estimates of basal area loss, canopy cover loss, and burn severity following large wildfires on USDA Forest Service lands. The current RAVG models (...
The accurate extraction of agricultural burned area is essential for fire-induced air quality models and assessments of agricultural grain loss and wildfire disasters. The present study provides an improved approach for mapping uncontrolled cropland...
The quantification of the UV characteristics of smoke aerosols is valuable to UV Index forecasting, air quality studies, air chemistry studies, and assessments of the impacts on regional and global environmental changes. The wavelength dependence of...
Understanding of post-fire residual vegetation patterns is important when shoreline vegetation management aims to emulate natural disturbance (END) patterns. To assess the impacts of fire, lake and lakeshed sizes on the burning pattern of shorelines...
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
The AmeriCorps Forest Restoration Assistant will work with Conservation staff in teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve/forest management plans. Essential functions include:
- Collect forest measurement data and apply basic data summary and analysis methods to report on findings, with training and direction from supervisor.
- Assist supervisor in marking legacy trees, designating patch reserves, characterizing canopy gaps and planting seedlings for a late-successional forest management project.
- Identify, map, and remove invasive species at restoration sites.
- Use GIS and mobile map apps to map monitoring and treatment sites.
- Assist supervisor during drone missions conducted as part of restoration projects by establishing ground control points.
- Maintain a geodatabase with spatial data and conduct basic image processing/analysis with training and direction from supervisor.
- Work with a burn team to implement prescribed burn and participate in prescribed burning after meeting the following requirements:
- Receive certificate and training in prescribed burns
- Pass physical Pack-test for s130/190 certification
- Receive CPR/First Aide Training
- May organize volunteer events, engage local participants to treat invasive species, remove fencing, plant native plants, etc.
- Improve coordination among stakeholders and partners working on controlled burning, forest restoration, and invasive plant control
- Communicate conservation efforts being implemented such as forest restoration, controlled fire, and invasive plant control to stakeholders, partners, and the general public
A postdoctoral researcher is being sought to lead an effort to analyze the governance network around management of western fire-prone forests under climate change for the benefit of ecosystems and human communities. This position is part of new a multi-disciplinary working group that aims to improve scientific understanding of western forests as social-ecological systems (SES) undergoing change and develop strategies for managing forests to mitigate risk and improve ecosystem health and socio-economic well-being. The postdoctoral researcher will inventory, classify, and map, as part of a network, the key public and private actors concerned with fire-prone forests in the Rocky Mountain region. The work will involve primary data collection about actors’ goals, strategies, and interactions; quantitative descriptive and inferential network analysis; and writing scholarly manuscripts and grant proposals.
Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Soil Science and Restoration Ecology – Tenure-track, academic year (9 month) position within the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Beginning date is September 10, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will teach courses that prepare students for a broad range of careers in environmental science and natural resource management. Scholarship should include the field of soil science, restoration ecology, and the interaction between social and biophysical systems at the landscape scale. Some potential areas of specialization may include restoration/conservation/landscape ecology, soil remediation, and land management that connect terrestrial and hydrological systems with social systems. Research experience related to conservation and planning of natural areas, managed landscapes, and protected areas at landscape scales and geospatial analysis skills that connects biophysical and social datasets are preferred. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this position, the successful candidate will collaborate with other Colleges/Departments at the university.
Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is “Learn by Doing.” Strong interests in laboratory/field-based undergraduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills as reflected by a peer-reviewed publication record that is commensurate with time/experience in career are required. The successful candidate will teach environmental management, soil science, and ecology courses in the NRES Department. Demonstrated experience collaborating with natural resource agencies and the ability to connect students with applied restoration efforts is highly desired. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate and graduate research projects, provide general academic and student club advising, participate in Future Farmers of America (FFA) land judging state finals held on campus annually, teach graduate level courses and nurture overall student development with a focus in restoration ecology.
Courses taught will depend on student demand. The successful candidate will have expertise to teach the following courses: Introductory Soil Science (SS 120), Introduction to Environmental Management (NR142), Introduction to Earth Systems (ERSC 144), and Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management (NR 306), in addition to developing new course(s) in restoration ecology, as well as landscape and/or conservation ecology. Additional expertise to teach the following courses is desirable: Fire Ecology (NR307), Wetlands (NR/SS 421), Soil Ecology (SS 422), Soil Morphology (SS 321), and Ecosystem Management (NR465). These courses are taken by NRES majors as well as by students from many of the departments within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.
Advertised: December 16, 2019 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. More details to follow.
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...
Sponsored by LANDFIRE, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presented by Jim Smith, Ph.D., TNC LANDFIRE Director
LANDFIRE Remap is a multi-year effort to improve the usability of the product suite by recreating base...
Workshop Hosts: Sierra Nevada Conservancy & University of Washington
Guest speaker is Dr. Mike Caggiano, with the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) at Colorado State University. He will present on Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Mapping Methods, followed by a Round Robin. The full WRWC Meeting Agenda can be...
Spring Updates from the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee
Lisa Saperstein, USFWS - Landfire and the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System Updates for Alaska.
A new set of Landfire maps are planned for release...
Presenters: Randy Swaty, Ecologist, and Jim Smith, LF Program Lead, TNC-LANDFIRE
Sponsors: Lake States Fire Science Consortium, Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, and Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Presented by RMRS researchers Vicki Saab and Todd Cross
Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Research Station
FIRE-BIRD was developed to help managers make the best decisions for maintaining habitat of key wildlife species, while still...
Sarah Scholes, doctoral student in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present her dissertation proposal.
Major Professor: Dr. Eva Strand
Zoom Link: https://uidaho...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, to be convened in 2021 in association with the 7th ABoVE Science Team Meeting in Fairbanks. The 6th ABoVE Science Team Meeting will be held...
Sponsored by Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University
Presented by Wade Tinkham, Colorado State University
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/448154948
Evaluating Flammability of Reburns in the Boreal Forests of Interior Alaska
Dr. Brian Buma and Katherine Hayes, University of Denver
Temperatures in high-latitude environments are rising quickly, leading to increases in the frequency...