In the boreal plains ecozone, black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.) peatlands can represent large parts of the expanding wildland-urban interface (WUI) and wildland-industry interface (WII). The boreal plains wildfire...
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The U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working together to use prescribed fire in and around Mexican spotted owl protected activity centers (PACs). The ecosystem, and therefore the wildlife, are adapted to fire, and the risk...
We as fire enthusiast commonly think of fire as a management tool that can be used to decrease fuel loads, or improve wildlife habitat and forest regeneration success. However, we often focus only on direct effects and fail to consider the complexity...
Morris Johnson’s path to becoming a fire ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service was an unlikely one. He grew up in Waterproof, Louisiana, population 591 and shrinking. “No one really talked about going to college,” he said. “The big push for us upon...
'Painting, architecture, politics, even gardening and golf-all have their critics and commentators,' observes Stephen Pyne. 'Fire does not.' Aside from news reports on fire disasters, most writing about fire appears in government reports and scientific...
America does not have a fire problem. It has many fire problems. The policy of fire exclusion through most of the 20th century seemed successful at first but eventually lead to larger, more intense, and damaging fires. By the mid-1970s federal agencies...
Dr. Morgan Treadwell, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, teaches ranchers about using prescribed burning, then uses drones to review burn footage and dissect the burn piece by piece.
This presentation will describe the relations between historic fire and the development of pine-oak ecosystems. The effective removal of fire through 20th Century fire suppression efforts has had devastating ecological effects on pine-oak ecosystems...
SIPFIS is the acronym for Southern Integrated Prescribed Fire Information System. SIPFIS merges prescribed fire and air quality data into a common analysis framework to create a unified prescribed fire and air quality database for the southern U.S. The...
Native bushland fragmented by urbanization often experiences increased cover of flammable weeds, reduced biomass turnover and an absence of fuel management combined with increased ignitions. Depending on species’ mobility and dispersal traits, and the...
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
Formed in 2003, the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council (PFC) is comprised of individuals representing public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private landowners who use prescribed fire to manage their lands. Members of the Council see...
Use the link above to see the meeting schedule and to register.
Training Date: Septmber 23, 2018 - October 5, 2018.
The two-week TREX program in Central Washington facilitates peer -to-peer experiential learning for fire professionals, natural re- source managers, and others interested in...
FIRE IN EASTERN OAKS CONFERENCE IS BEING RESCHEDULED!
This conference is being organized by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium and the Consortium of Appalachian...
Join the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium at this field day designed for land managers to view and discuss how fire frequency and seasonality affects vegetation and wildlife communities at the Bridgestone\Firestone Wildlife Management Area...
Presented by: Dr. Lee Frelich, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by: Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium,...
Expanding the use of prescribed fire in fire dependent ecosystems will be critical for reducing both wildfire risks and building healthy resilient forests. The southern region of the US leads the nation in prescribed fire applications partly as a...
Organized at the state and local level, Prescribed Fire Councils connect individuals from public agencies and institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector who use prescribed fire as a land management tool. The Councils meet one...
Join the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange for a field trip to Massachusetts' Montague Plains. You will explore the rich history of fire science research that has taken place at this site in the Pine Barrens ecosystem. Spend time in the field with...
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