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The Forest Stewards Guild Fire Management Program is hiring for new crewmembers to reduce wildfire risk in northern Colorado! The team is based out of Loveland, CO and will reduce wildfire risk by burning slash piles, thinning forests, and assisting partners on their prescribed fire projects. This is an entry level position and is an excellent opportunity for young people who want to build a career in wildland fire or who are interested in exploring wildland fire as a career.  

The squad is part of Gravitas Peak Prescribed Fire Module, a wildland fire resource dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire. Gravitas Peak is a highly adaptable resource comprised of multiple wildland engines, a fully self-sufficient 10-person module, and appropriate overhead and equipment to implement meaningful fire management projects.

This is an at-will 5-month position, with potential to renew and/or extend. Preferred start date 4 January 2021 with expected end date in May. The average work week is 40 hours, but the schedule may vary.

Interested applicants should review the Module Website and submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.  This position is open until filled with an initial assessment deadline of 20 December 2020. Please specify your earliest available start date.

Contact Name: Daniel Godwin
Contact E-mail: daniel@forestguild.org

The Forest Stewards Guild Fire Management Program is hiring an Operations Specialist! The position is based out of Loveland, CO. The immediate assignment will be to serve as the lead in day-to-day operations of a shoulder season squad focused on thinning, pile burning, air curtain burning, and supporting prescribed fire operations in the Cache le Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds. This position will reduce wildfire risk by burning slash piles, thinning forests, and assisting on prescribed fire projects.

The squad is part of Gravitas Peak Prescribed Fire Module, a wildland fire resource dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire. Gravitas Peak is a highly adaptable resource comprised of multiple wildland engines, a fully self-sufficient 10-person module, and appropriate overhead and equipment to implement meaningful fire management projects.

This position is open until filled. Please specify your earliest available start date.

Contact Name: Gabe Donaldson
Contact E-mail: gabriel@forestguild.org

Anticipated Start Date: February 2021

This position is part of a partnership between Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Habitat Forever, LLC (HF). The incumbents will conduct habitat management work on public wildlife management areas. They are full-time, permanent employees of Habitat Forever and will receive daily leadership from KDWP Field Managers. The position will be located at the Perry Wildlife Area near Valley Falls, Kansas.

Management of upland habitats over the years has consisted of converting croplands and cool season grasses to native warm season grasses and forbs, planting of shrub plots, selective cutting of invading woody vegetation, and prescribed burning to stimulate native warm season grasses and forbs.

Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Location: Perry Wildlife Area
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We are looking to support a PhD student (stipend, tuition, health coverage) to work on a NSF project, Managing Future Risk of Increasing Simultaneous Megafires starting as early as summer 2021. This project will involve colleagues at the University of Washington and National Center for Atmospheric Research with expertise in climate science, public policy, and fire ecology. Elements of this work are to understand biophysical influences on fire activity at different scales, particularly related to widespread lightning-ignited fires, and develop convergent approaches for understanding how the confluence of fire suppression and land management approaches can ameliorate future synchronous large fires.

Location: University of California, Merced
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Contact Name: John Abatzoglou
Contact E-mail: jabatzoglou@ucmerced.edu

A one-year postdoctoral position, with the possibility of extension for an additional year depending on performance evaluation and funding, is available to join an interdisciplinary research teaching effort focused on Cross-Scale Fire Ecophysiology.

The University of Idaho is hiring a full-time, post-doctoral researcher (based in Missoula, MT) to investigate linkages between wildland fire behavior and resulting ecological effects at micro- to macro- biological scales. The goal is to utilize these linkages for improvements to computational fluid dynamic fire models. The post-doctoral researcher will primarily investigate factors influencing thermal tolerance of plant tissue to heating associated with wildland fire. The position is a collaboration between the University of Idaho, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Los Alamos National Laboratory to conduct research on thermal tolerance and dose-dependent responses of plants and aerosolized microbiota that can be incorporated into computational fluid dynamics models to predict fire effects across pedosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere boundaries.

Evaluation of applicants began on December 7, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Location: USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire Sciences Laboratory
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