The sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystem extends across a large portion of the Western United States. Affected by multiple stressors, including interactions among fire, exotic plant invasions, and human land uses, this ecosystem has experienced...
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The Northern Rockies Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and northwestern Wyoming. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in the Northern Rockies.
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Conversations Through the Smoke: A Traveling Art Exhibition
The Conversations Through the Smoke wildfire art exhibit connected the creative voices of artists and fire practitioners with communities in the Northern Rockies that have been highly affected by recent fires and smoke. Including art and reflections by 15 fire managers, firefighters and fire researchers, the art was on display in New Meadows, Moscow, and Salmon, Idaho, and in Seeley Lake, Montana, in September-October 2018.
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Keys to Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) management are maintenance of expansive stands of sagebrush (Artemisia species [spp.]), especially varieties of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) with abundant forbs in the understory,...
This report focuses on a mixed-method social science study that engaged stakeholders closely involved with management and conservation efforts across the sagebrush range in order to address the following research objectives:
- Assess the...
Changes in historical disturbance regimes have increased the susceptibility of Great Plains ecosystems to various threats, including invasive species. Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis; hereafter bluegrass) invasion in the northern Great Plains is...
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living landscapes to burning lithic ones is affecting all aspects of Earth.
Wildland firefighting requires managers to make decisions in complex decision environments that hold many uncertainties; these decisions need to be adapted dynamically over time as fire behavior evolves. Models used in firefighting decisions should...
The Great Plains Grassland Summit: Challenges and Opportunities from North to South was held April 10-11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado to provide syntheses of information about key grassland topics of interest in the Great Plains; networking and learning...
The commitment to limit warming to 1.5 °C as set out in the Paris Agreement is widely regarded as ambitious and challenging. It has been proposed that reaching this target may require a number of actions, which could include some form of carbon removal...
The U.S. Geological Survey's Wildland Fire Science Program produces fundamental information to identify the causes of wildfires, understand the impacts and benefits of both wildfires and prescribed fires, and help prevent and manage larger,...
Rapid climate change and altered disturbance regimes represent increasing stressors to the stability of existing ecosystems. Resilience is a widely used framework for post-disturbance response, but resilient responses are emergent properties resulting...
Incumbent will be a member of Mountain Home Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Mountain Home AFB, ID. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing fuels treatments including prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/03/2020
The Sheyenne Delta Fire & Stewardship Crew Leader (Crew Leader) participates in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. The Crew Leader will also perform other land management duties which may include but are not limited to fence repair, noxious weed control and trail maintenance on TNC and partner lands.
The Crew Leader will work closely with the Sheyenne Delta Land Steward/Burn Boss and partner agency representatives to carry out prescribed fire and stewardship activities across the Sheyenne Delta. The SDFS crew leader will be responsible for day to day logistics, crew cohesion as well as skill/professional development of him/herself and crew members.
Urban WildF.I.R.E. (Fire Integrative Research Experience) is an intensive, interdisciplinary workshop that provides experiential learning at the intersection between urban forestry and wildland fire. This workshop is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University, Tennessee State University, and the US Forest Service.
Eligible applicants for Urban WildF.I.R.E. include students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree-granting program at an accredited US college or university. Traditionally underrepresented students majoring in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or related fields, and those pursuing degrees at 1890 and 1994 Land-grant institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
***All costs for airfare to and from the workshop in Michigan, in addition to all lodging expenses, will be covered for each workshop attendee.***
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST, February 7, 2020.
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The Preserve Management Assistant (PMA) performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. They will travel within the Sheyenne Delta Landscape throughout the field season and will also be part of a traveling spring prescribed burn crew (April 13, 2020 to June). From June to November, the PMA will then continue working with the Sheyenne Delta Land Steward and alone managing nature preserves working out of the Brown Ranch (Milnor, ND) office until the end date November 20, 2020.
The ideal candidate will be a college graduate with some experience in conservation (restoration, land management, etc.) and is looking for opportunities to learn and grow as a professional in the field of conservation by gaining hands-on experience. The Fellow will be provided with opportunities to network with other agencies, attend professional conferences, and work independently. While participating in various aspects of conservation land management from planning and budgeting to maintenance and ecological monitoring, the Fellow will practice skills such as: decision-making, problem solving, project management; public speaking; and leadership.
This position requires irregular hours, long days, and some travel on short notice. S/he provides maintenance/management of equipment/facilities, assists with invasive management, care of livestock (cattle/bison), participates in prescribed fire and outreach. Housing is shared with employees, volunteers, and partners will be provided at the Cross Ranch Prairie Preserve Office near Center, North Dakota. The Fellow is required to live on the preserve. Transportation from the Cross Ranch office to work sites will be provided by The Nature Conservancy. This is an 18-month position starting March 30th, 2020 and ending October 29, 2021 (there is flexibility with start/end dates). This is a full-time, benefited position. Work hours vary from 35-50+ hours per week with possible evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season, associated projects, and training opportunities.
The BCM will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee). All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The BCM will be required to attend and pass TNC sponsored fire and equipment training during the first full week of employment. Training time is paid at normal salary rate. They will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values.
Competition is open to graduate students or superior upper-division undergraduate students at universities and colleges in the CESU Network.
Awards range from $1000-5000.
Applications must be submitted electronically by February 20, 2020.
Smoke Managers Subcommittee is a collection of land and air quality managers from across North America interested in working together to facilitate an increase in prescribed burning while minimizing air quality impacts. All interested persons are...
Hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Presented by Chuck McHugh, Fire Spatial Analyst with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the FlamMap...
Presented by: C.D. O’Connor, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station Human Dimensions Program
Sponsored by: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Wildfire is one of the most contentious subjects affecting land managers, land owners, and...
Sponsored by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station) will present the structure and function of the current version of the US National Fire Danger Rating...
IFTDSS is a simple and intuitive interface that provides the ability to model fire behavior across an area of interest under a variety of weather conditions and easily generate downloadable maps, graphs, and tables of model results. IFTDSS hosts a...
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The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network is partnering with the University of Wisconsin to bring you the Learning about Resilient Futures workshop. This workshop is part of a research project funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (What makes for a ...
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network is partnering with the University of Wisconsin to bring you the Learning about Resilient Futures workshop. The workshop is part of a research project funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (What makes for a ...
The Crown Managers Partnership is a multi-jurisdictional partnership among federal, state, provincial, tribal, and first nation agency managers and universities in Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia. Annual forums facilitate networking...
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...
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Course Development Sub Committees, comprised of subject matter experts, to manage and deliver graduate school level curriculums....
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Stephen Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living...
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An overview of the Landscape Burn Probability Model - learn how this model can be applied to your work
Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., the AGU returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to celebrate the past and inspire the future...
Lynn Wendt, doctoral candidate in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.
Major Professor: Dr. Haiyan Zhao
Zoom Link: https://uidaho.zoom....
Presenter: Brooke Durnin, MS Candidate, University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources
Major Professor: Dr. Andrew Nelson
Presented by Nancy HF French, Susan Prichard, Maureen Kennedy, and Michael Billmire
Michigan Tech Research Institute and University of Washington
The JFSP has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the...
Maria Zubkova, doctoral candidate in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.
Major Professor: Dr. Luigi Boschetti
The US Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program along with its partner NCASI is pleased to announce the 2019 FIA Stakeholders Science Meeting. The Stakeholders Science Meeting brings together international forest scientists, managers...