The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) worked collaboratively to produce the 2018 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report. Since 2012, this report has been compiled every three years,...
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Uses for prescribed fire include hazardous fuel reduction, ecological restoration and maintenance, perpetuating fire-dependent species, controlling insects and disease, improving wildlife habitat, improving forage for grazing, enhancing appearance for recreation, and improving access.
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Prescribed fire is an essential management tool for restoring and maintaining fire-dependent ecosystems; however, land managers are unable to apply prescribed fire at the necessary levels. Past surveys have identified a range of policies and...
Prescribed fire is an active management tool used to address wildfire hazard and ecological concerns associated with fire exclusion and suppression over the past century. Despite widespread application in the United States, there is considerable...
Sequestration of carbon in forest ecosystems has been identified as an effective strategy to help mitigate the effects of global climate change. Prescribed burning and timber harvesting are two common, co‐occurring, forest management practices that may...
Throughout Texas, prescribed burning is a popular grassland management tool you can use to manage invasive brush and rejuvenate native, perennial grasses. These burns, when conducted carefully, can be used to maintain and restore native grasslands,...
Wildland fire dynamics are a complex three-dimensional turbulent process. Cellular automata (CA) is an efficient tool to predict fire dynamics, but the main parameters of the method are challenging to estimate. To overcome this challenge, we compute...
Background: Many forests within the southern Appalachian region, USA, have experienced decades of fire exclusion, contributing to regeneration challenges for species such as oaks (Quercus spp. L.) and pines (Pinus spp. L.), and threatening the...
Background: Fuel reduction treatments have been widely implemented across the western US in recent decades for both fire protection and restoration. Although research has demonstrated that combined thinning and burning effectively reduces crown fire...
Background: To restore and manage fire-adapted forest communities in the central Appalachians, USA, land managers are now increasingly prioritizing use of prescribed fire. However, it is unclear how the reintroduction of fire following decades of...
Background: Fire suppression has altered ecological communities globally. Prescribed fire regimes strive to restore function to these fire-dependent ecosystems by mimicking natural fire regimes. Although fire frequency is a widely acknowledged...
As a member of the Prescribed Fire Team within the Wildlife Program, the employee participates in providing statewide fire management implementation services on wildlife areas including fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance using prescribed (Rx) fire. Additionally this position is a member of a Prescribed (Rx) Fire Burn Team to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems with an initial focus in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State. The employee supports/contributes to the mission of WDFW of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.
Job Knowledge: Fire ecology; fire effects and by-products and their ecosystem actions; fire weather; fuel types; fuel conditions; fuel assessment; smoke management; NWCG standards; knowledge of tools and techniques used to prepare for and implement Rx burns.
Incumbent will be a member of the Vandenberg Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the U.S.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Team Lead and to provide operational oversight and planning of wild land fire suppression/non-suppression activities and specialized expertise. The incumbent is also responsible for preparedness, prevention, prescribed burning, monitoring, hazardous fuel reduction within assigned area of responsibility. The incumbent also assists in writing and executing wildland fire management plans, prescribed burn plans, and preparedness plans.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/04/2019
Incumbent will be a member of a Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Wildland Fire Support Module is responsible for executing prescribed fire projects, mechanical fuel treatments, and assisting with wildfire suppression on numerous Air Force installations within the area of responsibility.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/04/2019
This incumbent assists with the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team. There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations in the United States; evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burning in Utah, and post-fire tree damage inventory on a subset of prescribed burn units in eastern Washington. This data will be used to assess fuel consumption and tree damage and evaluate the over-all predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Plot data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, understory plants, and decaying vegetation.
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
Incumbent will be a member of the Eglin Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Eglin AFB, FL. The Wildland Fire Support Module is a high paced program responsible for implementing an average of 150 prescribed burns and responding to 100 wildfires annually on Air Force property throughout Florida and the southeast U.S.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/25/2019.
The Northwest Indiana Stewardship Crew participate in preserve operations, maintenance, and management. This may include one or more of the following functions: maintaining preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removing exotic species and/or species monitoring (including use of herbicides), preparing units for prescribed burning, brush and tree removal, seed harvesting, maintaining tools and equipment, and other preserve management activities as needed.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2019.
The Forest Management Assistant will perform and participate in forest management operations including, but not limited to, forest stand improvement, invasive plant control, installation of signs and gates, boundary management, and the use of power equipment to maintain roads, trails, and fire lines. Activities may include removing exotic species, conducting species monitoring, using and maintaining tools and equipment, and assisting in prescribed burns. The Forest Management Assistant may conduct basic forest management activities including forest inventory, timber marking, and boundary marking.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1st, 2019.
The Myers lab at Washington University in St. Louis (http://www.myersecologylab.com) seeks two seasonal field technicians to participate in two large-scale research projects at Washington University's Tyson Research Center (http://tyson.wustl.edu): 1) a 35-year study of forest diversity and dynamics in a large-scale, temperate-forest plot that is part of the Smithsonian ForestGEO global network of forest-research plots (http://www.forestgeo.si.edu); and 2) a landscape-scale experiment investigating the importance of plant functional traits in determining responses of plant diversity to environmental change (prescribed fire & soil-resource availability) and natural enemies (seed predators & herbivores). The technicians will develop skills and gain experience in: 1) field protocols for censuses of long-term forest plots, including plant identification, tree mapping, and measurements of growth and mortality; 2) data collection for large-scale field experiments, including surveys of plant species composition and functional traits across environmental gradients; 3) management of large data sets; and 4) mentoring of undergraduate and high school students in field research.
The Grand Calumet River Restoration Crew Member participates in restoration efforts as a member of a Grand Calumet River Restoration Action Team. They will assist in maintaining preserve areas and riverine marshes. Work may include controlling exotic invasive species, maintaining tools and equipment, monitoring wildlife, conducting preserve maintenance, learning how to identify native and non-native species, and preparing sites for prescribed burns.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 24, 2019.
The Allegheny Highlands Conservation Technician (Technician) maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. The Technician will assist with habitat composition, fire effects and avian community monitoring within the 18,000-acre Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project located in the Allegheny Highlands of western Virginia. The Technician may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 18, 2018.
The Ecological Restoration Coordinator provides technical leadership and support to a new ‘Living with Fire’ initiative within The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Program. This new position will support strategic action and drive implementation on state, private, and federal lands within southeastern, and northcentral Minnesota, with future plans to expand state-wide. The ERC may supervise seasonal staff in completion of restoration and management activities to protect and restore fire-dependent native plant communities, including globally rare oak savannahs, and state rare mixed-pine woodland habitats. They will implement strategic plans, coordinate community support, manage contracts and implement Forest Program strategies. They will work closely with the local TNC Staff, serving as TNC Minnesota Forest Program’s fire lead to implement restoration and management on several thousand acres of private and public lands in Minnesota.
Under the supervision of the Forest Watershed Restoration Specialist, the Ecological Restoration Coordinator will support the increased use of fire as a tool for restoration across forested systems in Minnesota. This will include in-office planning, project design, and partnership engagement, as well as in-field prescribed fire activities including preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring, and other tasks. In all prescribed fire related activities, the ERC will work closely with the Minnesota Fire Manager to ensure all best practices are followed. The ERC must have a valid driver's license.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.
The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.
FY2019 20-Day Sessions:
- January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
- February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
- March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
- April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
- June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019
FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:
- October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
- February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019
Sponsored by the Pacific Fire Exchange
Presented by Dr. James Leary, Associate Research and Extension Specialist with the University of Hawaii
Join the Pacific Fire Exchange to get some grass-kickin' tips based on over a decade of...
Organizers expect great attendance again this year as their program includes speakers touching on important issues facing the cattle industry today. A full educational day is planned for Friday, November 16th.
The Friday evening annual banquet...
Workshops will consist of 6 hours of training (with an hour break for lunch) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be led by Dr. J. D. Carlson, OSU fire meteorologist and OK-FIRE program manager, and consist of a combination of presentations and lab...
The Conference aims to provide an up to date on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet persons and institutions, to promote international cooperation in this research and management area.
The scope of...
The South Carolina Forestry Commission is offering training for individuals seeking to become Certified Prescribed Fire Managers. Certification can reduce the liability for those conducting outdoor burning. Three classes are being offered:
November 5-16, 2018
Application Deadline: September 7, 2018
Objective: Participants will gain meaningful experience through the implementation of prescribed fire and work with other land managers to develop best practices for increasing...
Sponsored by the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
Dr. Morgan Treadwell's primary responsibility is to transfer new technology and the latest scientific advances in rangeland ecology and management to landowners, managers, youth, and other...
Unlike the predictable vegetation and ecosystem changes typical after wildfire or timber harvesting, the outcomes of insect outbreaks remain poorly understood. Historic forest management alters stand structure, species composition and tree...
This Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Prescribed Fire Council provides instructional programming to enable the safe and effective use of controlled fire for land management.
Dr. Shawn Tanger, LSU AgCenter, will talk about the how the costs of...