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Southern Fire Portal

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The Southern Fire Portal (SFP) provides information about fire science and technology relevant to the southern United States. This 13 state area includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. 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 southern United States.


The SFP was initially funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) in 2003, with the objectives of providing a gateway for ongoing information and technology transfer between the fire management and research communities and their publics, and to improve fire science organization and accessibility by integrating and expanding two comprehensive and complementary sources of fire information: FRAMES and the Tall Timbers Research Station E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database.

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Resources that were targeted for inclusion into the portal include:

The SFP is geographically defined by the 13 states that are covered by the Southern Area Coordination Center (SACC). SACC is one of eleven geographic areas established to collaboratively manage wildland fire and other incident management activities. The SFP supports SACC by providing access to consolidated and organized fire research deliverables and other services necessary for effective fire and fuels management within this region.

SFP Partners include:

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Great Plains Fire Science Exchange Literature Searches

The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange (GPE) has partnered with FRAMES to provide literature searches on topics such as patch burn-grazing and pyric herbivory. Visit the GPE Searches page to access these searches.

Highlighted Sites
TTRS logo The Tall Timbers Research Station maintains the E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database, which provides access to over 26,000 bibliographic citations. FEN graphic The Encyclopedia of Southern Fire Science (ESFS) contains over 600 pages of peer-reviewed syntheses of scientific knowledge about fire science in the southern US.

If you would like to search the entire Resource Catalog (not just the records within this category), please go to the Search page.

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(Please Note: The announcements listed below include all announcements posted to FRAMES and are not all necessarily specific to this category. Please stay tuned for future improvements to the filtering and display of announcements.)

2018 IAWF Student Scholarships (posted February 22, 2018)

In an effort to continue to promote the scholarly pursuits and graduate level training within the global wildland fire community, in 2018 the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) will again be awarding two graduate-level scholarships, each valued at $3,000USD to IAWF members who are Master of Science/Arts (MSc/MA) or Doctoral (PhD) students studying wildland fire or wildland fire related topics.
The IAWF encourages applications from students studying any aspect of wildland fire be it from the perspective of physical, ecological or social science to less traditional subject areas as well: they are looking through this scholarship to recognize and support any type of research relevant to the global wildland fire community. 
The application period will be open between 12 February 2018 and 2 April 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced by the end of May 2018.
Scholarships will be awarded to the top MSc and top PhD applicants based the student’s submitted essay. Please see the guidelines and application information for details.
The applicant must be a member of IAWF at the time of application and remain so at least during his/her award period.  Members Benefits.
The applicant must be enrolled full-time in graduate school with, at the closing date of the scholarship application period, at least 8 months remaining in their program if they are an MSc candidate or 12 months remaining if they are a PhD candidate.
Submit A pplications not later than April 2, 2018

Job: Forest Management Assistant - The Nature Conservancy - Indiana (posted February 22, 2018)


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.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 19, 2018.

Job: NC Sandhills Fire Crew Manager - The Nature Conservancy (posted February 16, 2018)


The NC Sandhills Fire Crew Manager coordinates and plans day-to-day activities of the prescribed fire crew and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The NC Sandhills Fire Crew Manager will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 14, 2018.

Job: NC Sandhills Fire Crew Member - The Nature Conservancy (posted February 16, 2018)


The Fire Crew Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, he/she will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials.  In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. 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).


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 14, 2018.

Help Implement the Actionable Science Plan (posted February 15, 2018)

The Great Basin Consortium, a group of several organizations (Great Basin LCC included), wants your ideas on the how to best implement the Actionable Science Plan (ASP). The ASP identified 37 priority science needs for the sagebrush ecosystem. In 2017 the Great Basin Consortium brought together scientists, managers and other stakeholders to brainstorm how to implement the ASP in the immediate future and beyond. Now, the Great Basin Consortium wants a broader perspective, and invites you to submit your ideas through our online review website! We want your feedback in one or more of the five categories:

  • Fire
  • Invasive species
  • Restoration
  • Sagebrush and sage-grouse
  • Climate and weather science

Find your area of expertise or interest and submit your comments by the end of the month! We will incorporate your feedback into the overall 2017 meeting summary which will inform fire management, natural resource managers and researchers working to protect, conserve and restore sagebrush ecosystems.

Fire Emissions Tracking System (FETS) User Survey (posted February 15, 2018)

Click here to take the survey.

Job: Agricultural Technician - The Nature Conservancy - Chico, CA (posted February 14, 2018)


The Agricultural Technician is responsible for on-site implementation of planting and farming of native trees and shrubs for TNC’s riparian restoration program. The Agricultural Technician must understand agricultural preparation, care and treatment of farm land including: pipelines, ditches, plowing, weed control, spraying, fertilizing, sowing and planting, irrigation, growing and harvesting of agricultural commodities. The Agricultural Technician works at the agriculture sites, does continuous physical and manual labor work all year long; operates machinery, tractors, irrigation systems, and works with hand tools such as shovels, weed-eaters, and pruning shears. The Agricultural Technician removes exotic species, may assist in prescribed burns and maintains tools, equipment and land. This position also directs and works with contracted manual laborers to complete planting and maintaining restoration sites, and assists science staff with monitoring of restored habitat.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 25, 2018.


Job: Fire Effects Analyst - Internship - The Nature Conservancy - Durham, NC (posted February 14, 2018)


  • Work with the TNC NC fire manager to compare fuel loading data from the SBR FLN fire effect monitoring dataset to fuel loads in existing fuel beds Prepare a report on a partial dataset to be presented at a workshop in May 15-17. Complete the fuel data set report by mid June.
  • Prepare Sandhills fire effects data collected 2016&17 for analysis, create a report to assess future direction of the effort. Assess how the data can be used in tools such as BEHAVE, FOFEM and Bluesky smoke modeling to improve prescriptions and goals in burn plans.
  • Compile fire records in GIS for reports.
  • Support creating site specific monitoring reports using SBR FLN monitoring data to managers as time permits.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 13, 2018.

Job: Oak Openings Restoration Assistant - The Nature Conservancy - Ohio (posted February 14, 2018)


The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant performs land restoration and management activities in the Oak Openings Region of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  This may include seed collecting, seed processing and planting, tree removal, mowing, litter clean-ups, prescribed burning, and weed control using herbicide.  He/she will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of equipment used in these management activities.  This is a full time, short term position (approximately 6 months from starting date) that involves extensive outdoor physical labor in diverse weather conditions and may require working some weekends.  The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant is supervised by the Oak Openings Restoration Manager, does not supervise other staff, but may supervise volunteers.  A strong preference will be given to applicants who have previous wildland firefighting training or are willing to complete the training (online) prior to position beginning.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 13, 2018.

Job: Wildland Firefighter - Oregon Department of Forestry (posted February 13, 2018)

Duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Responsible for wildland fire suppression as a member of an engine crew.
  • Participate in wildland fire suppression, pre-suppression, and safety activities.
  • Construct fire line using hand tools or power equipment.
  • Participate in mop-up duties, operate and monitor firefighting vehicles in support of wildfire suppression.
  • Assist with the implementation of local fire prevention programs and public outreach in an assigned unit.
  • Conduct fire patrol activities within assigned geographic area including contacts with recreational users, landowners, and the public.
  • Assist with grounds and facility maintenance.
  • Perform forest management tasks such as road brushing, slash pile covering and burning and pre-commercial thinning.

Click here for more information.

Prichard Exhibit Highlights Wildland Firefighters Up Close (posted February 13, 2018)

Colorful, intimate and intensely dramatic images that capture the often-far away work of wildland firefighters go on exhibit this month at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery.

“Facing the Inferno, the Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer,” will go in display Friday, Feb. 16, at the Prichard. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Greer, who works as a photographer for the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, will speak about her work during a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Borah Theater of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the Moscow campus. Award-winning author and MacArthur fellow Stephen Pyne has written an essay to accompany the exhibit.

Greer, a former firefighter, specializes in wildland fire photography and editorial photojournalism. She has unprecedented access to aerial operations and accompanies fire crews working side by side on attack lines throughout the Western fire season. Her work examines the heighted fire activity seen across Idaho, Montana and Wyoming at a time when people are traveling further into the woods and the land surrounding wildfires is increasingly contested.

“This exhibit not only brings attention to the remarkable images of Kari Greer, but demonstrates the important role the humanities have in advancing discussions around critical issues” said Roger Rowley, director of the Prichard.

Alongside Greer’s images of wildfires will be the exhibit “Lookouts in Fire Detection” by C. Rod Bacon. Having spent more than 20 summers as a fire lookout, Bacon’s exhibit will feature views of and from lookouts in the Northwest. At the center of Bacon’s exhibit will be an actual fire finder from a lookout used to locate the fires seen from a tour.

The exhibit is a collaboration with the U of I Forest, Rangeland and Fire Science program. It is on display through April 14 and will include educational tours for K-12 and university students. Student firefighters will help lead these tours. It is funded in part through grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Additional contributors to the project include Metal and Paper, the Forest Fire Lookout Association and the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network.

This project, “Facing the Inferno, the Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer,” was funded in part under National Endowment for the Arts grant No. 17-4100-7112. The total amount of federal funds for the grant is $15,000, which amounts to approximately 50 percent of the total cost of the project.

Job: Forester - University of Idaho (posted February 12, 2018)

The position will work closely and cooperatively with the Director of the University of Idaho Experimental Forest (UIEF). This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of UIEF including implementing and administration of timber sales, silvicultural activities, forest operations and reporting requirements to applicable internal and external stakeholders. This position will provide input and support to the UIEF Director, and maintain records for forest management planning, forest inventory programs, GIS programs and other databases in support of UIEF research, education, and extension activities. This position will support the UIEF Director in coordination and assistance with activities occurring on UIEF including course instruction, faculty and graduate student research, and internal and external stakeholder outreach. In addition, this position will be required to maintain positive and productive working relationships with key local and outstate stakeholders in forestry related industries, agencies, NGO’s, neighboring communities, and citizenry across a diverse array of forestry related topics and disciplines. UIEF is under the direction of the Dean, College of Natural Resources, who serves as the Director of the Forest, Range, and Wildlife Experiment Station (NRES) and the Forest Utilization Research (FUR) program. UIEF is a unit within NRES and FUR.

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University of Idaho Online Course - Prescribed Fire for Ecologically-Based Management (posted February 12, 2018)

This course is designed for non-degree seeking fire professionals, aspiring fire professionals, fire practitioners, enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of fire ecology, management, and related ecological sciences. Tuition rates are strictly in-state, regardless of residency. These credits count toward ecology or management in range, wildlife and forestry coursework, as well as the GS 401 series.

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Job: Forest Stewards Guild 2018 Summer Forestry Internship (posted February 10, 2018)

The Forest Stewards Guild invites students at the college or graduate level to apply for a paid summer internship to work on forest-related issues in New Mexico. The position will be based out of our Santa Fe office. Scope of work will be grounded inactive projects related to forestry, fire ecology, and ecological health. Work load and focus will be tailored to the intern's interests and schedule. Previous interns have assisted Guild staff in a variety of projects including community forestry, national policy, ecological monitoring, and youth training initiatives.

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PhD in Plant Ecophysiology - Colorado State University (posted February 9, 2018)

We are seeking a PhD candidate to be part of a research team at Colorado State University investigating post-fire regeneration in sagebrush steppe and mixed-grass prairie ecosystems. Despite the important role of fire in grassland and shrubland ecosystems, little is known about the physiological effects of fire on belowground tissues of plants. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with a large team of researchers from USFS-RMRS, USDA-ARS, USGS, and U of WY on a recently funded Joint Fire Science Program Grant. A major goal of the project is to quantify the physiological impact of heat from fires on resprouting tissues of plants and evaluate the demographic consequences of these disturbances. This work will involve field and lab work (including work with the USFS Fire Lab) and will utilize a range of physiological techniques, bud dissection and/or anatomy, and the development of new methods to measure and characterize bud physiology. The position will include work in South Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming. Preference will be given to candidates with a M.S. degree in plant ecology and/or plant ecophysiology and those with strong quantitative skills. We would like to find a student that can begin this spring or early summer. The PhD candidate will be co-advised by Troy Ocheltree (CSU) and Jacqueline Ott (USFS-RMRS). Please send a resume and statement of interest to Troy Ocheltree ( if you are interested in this opportunity.

Job: Assistant/Associate Professor of Fire Ecology - University of Nevada, Reno (posted February 5, 2018)

he Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seeks to fill a full-time (9 month) tenure-track position in Fire Ecology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

UNR’s location at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada and the western edge of the Great Basin provides an unparalleled opportunity to study wildfire across diverse fire regimes and ecosystem types, and along the broadest of environmental gradients. We seek a collaborative scientist with the ability to interact with existing research programs addressing forest and landscape ecology, invasive plants, rangeland ecology, restoration ecology, wildlife ecology, soil science, hydrology, and remote sensing. Preferred candidates will demonstrate an ability to link theory and application in their research, and will have fire-related interests spanning rangeland and/or forest landscapes. Potential areas of expertise sought for this position include: 1) the direct or indirect effects of fire on populations, communities or ecosystems, including fire-climate interactions; 2) the use of fire or fire surrogates for managing and restoring ecological systems; or 3) the role of fire in regulating ecological patterns and processes over a variety of scales. The successful candidate will establish an innovative and extramurally funded research program in fire ecology that is nationally and internationally recognized, while also demonstrating a commitment to seek inter-disciplinary solutions to applied problems pertinent to Great Basin and Sierra Nevada ecosystems. Numerous opportunities exist to collaborate locally and regionally with extension personnel and federal and state agencies on fire, restoration and resource management issues.

In addition to developing a robust, collaborative, and externally-funded research program focused on fire ecology, this new position will join existing faculty in building a vibrant undergraduate program in ecological restoration and management. Teaching expectations will include an undergraduate course in Fire Ecology and Management and another undergraduate or graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

For more information click here.

Job: Restoration Technician - The Nature Conservancy - Bristol, Florida (posted February 5, 2018)

The Restoration Technician performs land management and restoration activities in the longleaf pine community and embedded isolated wetlands.  They remove exotic species, participates in prescribed fire program, assists in forestry field data collection, assists with restoration contract management and oversight, and conducts rare species monitoring.  You will assist with fleet, equipment and tool maintenance.  The Restoration Technician will maintain records using a database or PC.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 2, 2018.

Job: Forest and Fire Ecology Monitoring Technician - The Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin (posted February 2, 2018)

The Forest and Fire Ecology Monitoring Technician performs and participates in fuels management operations and fire effects monitoring.  Two positions are available mid-May 2018 through the end of August 2018. Both positions will be dedicated to a collaboration project between The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Northern Research Station in Rhinelander. Candidates will have exposure and learning opportunities related to fire science, forest management and restoration activities in addition to research monitoring activities associated with seed banks, tree and herbaceous vegetation monitoring, greenhouse techniques, and plant identification of pine barren ecosystems.  As part of a larger team of technicians led by TNC staff and USFS staff, candidates will also get exposure to standard forestry practices and FIREMON sampling protocol used widely by the US Forest Service managers, as well as pollinator monitoring techniques and protocol.  Opportunities to work on prescribed fires directly may be available if interest and timing allows. When not focused on monitoring efforts, candidates will work on fuel management projects that will include potential chainsaw work, pile building, and fire line preparations.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 4, 2018.

Northern California Grant Opportunities (posted January 29, 2018)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to restore and enhance National Forests and watersheds affected by wildfires within Northern California. The Northern California Forests and Watersheds program will administer an initial $6 million in grants to projects that increase wildfire resiliency for Northern California National Forests and associated watersheds. In addition, NFWF will administer the Sierra Nevada Meadows Program? funding through the Northern California Forests and Watersheds Program and intends to integrate additional USFS National Forests and partners throughout the region.

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Call for SRFSN Success Stories (posted January 27, 2018)

We invite stories that demonstrate both the successes and challenges of implementing JFSP-funded fire science research. We want to know how outcomes of science are leading to tangible impacts in the work of practitioners, lives of stakeholders, and resiliency of fire-impacted landscapes. Let us know how our program and related science has made a difference. We hope these stories will inspire others!

Please complete this form and email it to the Joint Fire Science Program.

Job: Prairie Restoration Specialist - Olympia, WA (posted January 25, 2018)

Prairie Restoration Specialist (PRS) will work with a team in the maintenance and restoration of prairie sites, primarily at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This position will have a range of restoration responsibilities in support of the program’s regional conservation goals. The PRS will also take a lead position in various project areas. Duties may include, monitoring and control of pest plants, establishing and monitoring native vegetation, participation on controlled burns and monitoring wildlife. The PRS will instruct other members of the prairie restoration team in their specialty area. The PRS will also work with project leaders and partners to plan and lead the implementation of tasks in their specialty. The position entails strenuous physical activity and operation of heavy equipment, sometimes within active military training areas on Fort Lewis. The PRS’s responsibilities include:

This position entails a high-level of responsibility and interpersonal skills, sound work ethic, and positive attitude during long field days. Development of positive and effective relationships with volunteers and partners is critical. The Specialist must also be able to work independently, completing substantial tasks without direct supervision or through the supervision of conservation partners, including state agency personnel, such as the WA Dept. of Natural Resources or WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. The South Sound Prairie Program is science-based, and the Specialist will be required to document, report and share all data pertinent to the operations on a regular basis.

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Job: Prairie Restoration Technician - Olympia, WA (posted January 25, 2018)

The Prairie Restoration Technician will work with a team in the maintenance and restoration of prairie sites in the South Puget Sound region of Washington. Maintenance and restoration efforts include control of pest plants, monitoring native vegetation, collecting seed of native plants, planting native plants and conducting prescribed fire. The position entails strenuous physical activity and operation of heavy equipment. The Prairie Restoration Technician is a full-time, seasonal, non-exempt position supervised by the Joint Base Lewis McChord Program Manager.

This position entails a sound work ethic, interpersonal skills, and positive attitude during long field days. Development of positive and effective relationships with volunteers and partners is critical. The Technician must also be able to work independently, completing substantial tasks without direct supervision or through the supervision of conservation partners, including federal and state agency personnel, such as the WA Dept. of Natural Resources, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and Joint Base Lewis McChord. The South Sound Prairie Program is science-based and the Technician will be required to document and appropriately file all data pertinent to the operations on a regular basis.

The Technician is expected to be an integral member of the CNLM’s South Sound Program. The Technician will become a staff information source on the effective and efficient implementation of restoration actions. The Technician will need to effectively communicate with partners, volunteers and the public concerning specific work and the work of the South Sound Program and the Center for Natural Lands Management.

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Job: Prairie Science Technician - Prairie Monitor - Olympia, WA (posted January 25, 2018)

Prairie Science Technician will provide essential support to prairie-monitoring projects aimed at quantifying success of on-going restoration in western Washington prairies and oak woodlands. The Technician will spend a majority of his/her time (> 95%) collecting vegetation data, monitoring prescribed-fire effects, and/or conducting butterfly surveys. The remaining time will be spent assisting staff with data entry and management and on-the-ground restoration, including propagating and planting native species, collecting native seed and working on prescribed-fire crews. The Technician may also participate in a wide range of studies involving native seeding techniques, herbicide effectiveness, microsite effects on plant establishment, and prescribed fire severity and effects. Work may be conducted on areas occupied by federally-listed species, and Technicians will be required to conduct activities under guidance of the federal Endangered Species Act.

This position entails a moderate-level of responsibility, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, sound work ethic, positive attitude during long field days, and ability to record and manage large amounts of data. Development of positive and effective relationships with volunteers and partners is critical. The Technician must also be able to work independently, completing substantial tasks without direct supervision or through the supervision of conservation partners, including agency partners, such as the Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA Dept. of Natural Resources or WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. The South Puget Sound Prairie Program is science-based and the Technician will be required to document, appropriately file, and effectively conduct quality control on all data pertinent to the operations on a regular basis.

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Job: Forest Service Job Opportunities Available (posted January 25, 2018)

Intended Audience: All Forest Service Employees
January 24, 2018
Forest Service Job Opportunities Available
What You Need to Know
The United States Department of Agriculture has approved a short-term hiring plan for the Forest Service to fill 1,000 vacant positions. These positions will be filled using Merit Promotion job vacancy announcements that are open to Forest Service employees and government-wide. The job vacancy announcements will be posted on the Office of Personnel Management’s website USAJOBS.
What You Need to Do
Employees are encouraged to monitor USAJOBS for potential job opportunities. Please be aware that some vacancy announcements will have short timeframes for applications to be accepted. 
Human Resources Management highly recommends you upload your resume and supporting documents in USAJOBS, so you can submit your application within the required timeframe of the job vacancy announcement.  
You can access helpful information on how to apply for jobs on the FS Jobs website.
Help is Available
Open a HR Help case by:
1.    Logging into ConnectHR and clicking on the HR Help link. For detailed instructions, visit the HR Help How-to Add a Case Guide.
2.    Sending an e-mail to:, or
3.    Calling the HRM Contact Center at 1-877-372-7248, Press 2.
USFS wants your feedback!
HRM values your feedback. Please complete this short survey to help them improve HRM messages to better meet your needs and interests.

USDA Conservation Innovation Grants (posted January 23, 2018)

USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26, 2018.

"Conservation Innovation Grants play a critical role in developing and implementing new methods to help our customers conserve natural resources, strengthen their local communities, and improve their bottom lines," said Rob Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. "Today's announcement supports our efforts to help producers build economically-strong and resilient farms and ranches by providing producers tools to utilize across their working farmlands.”

The NRCS uses CIG to work with partners to accelerate transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches that address some of the nation’s most pressing natural resource concerns. This year, NRCS is focusing funding in these areas:

  • Grazing Lands: Helping livestock producers make grazing management decisions, encouraging prescribed burning as a grazing management practice, and improving access to conservation planning tools used for developing grazing management plans.
  • Organic Agriculture Systems: Helping organic producers develop innovative cropping and tillage systems, edge-of-field monitoring, crop rotations and intercropping systems.
  • Soil Health: Supporting both cropping and grazing systems, in a variety of climatic zones, that incorporate soil health management systems for addressing specific resource concerns like nutrients and availability. Evaluating multiple soil health assessment methods to assist in the development of new soil health indicators and thresholds.

Click here for more information.

2018 Student Research Grant Competition (posted January 17, 2018)

The Northwest Scientific Association [NWSA] annually awards grants of up to $750 for undergraduate [BA/BS] and up to $1,500 for graduate [MA/MS or PhD] proposals to support student research in the pure and applied sciences. This opportunity may help you organize your research proposal, may add substance to your curriculum vitae [CV], and potentially could aid you in publishing your research in the peer-reviewed scientific quarterly, Northwest Science. NWSA will also waive page charges if you choose to publish your research in Northwest Science within four years of accepting this grant.

Click here for application information.

Job: Rangeland Technician - Cross Ranch, ND - The Nature Conservancy (posted January 2, 2018)


Primary responsibilities will include but may not be limited to: prescribed burning, fence and corral construction, noxious weed control and monitoring control efforts, assisting with the collection of ecological monitoring data, assisting with firebreak preparation, and maintenance of preserve facilities and equipment.  This position will also participate in the spring and fall prescribed burning season and must meet the requirements for prescribed burning.  The Seasonal Preserve Assistant supervises no staff.  This position requires irregular hours and travel on short notice.  Employees are required to live in TNC provided housing due to the remote setting of this work location and the need to report to duty on short notice.  If an employee already lives in the area or is able to obtain housing within a close proximity to this work location, and the employee is able to report for duty within 30 minutes, then the employee may live offsite.  Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various preserves will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.   This is a seasonal position with a start date of April 17, 2017 and end date of September 15, 2017. (It may be possible to delay start date until May 22 but April 17 is preferred).


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2017.

Job: Forest Technician - Moscow, ID (posted December 20, 2017)

Northwest Management, Inc., a full service natural resource consulting firm located in Moscow, Idaho is seeking resumes from motivated individuals with forestry backgrounds.

Position: Forest Technician

Status: Seasonal Position 3 to 10 month appointments available.

Time Frame: April through November 2018 (time frame is flexible)

Location: Forest Technician will be based out of our main office in Moscow, ID or one of our regional offices located in northeast Washington and northwest Montana. Travel and time out of town is required to fulfill the requirements of this position.

Duties: Forest Technician will work under the direct supervision of a professional

Forester. Primary duties may include:

1. Timber inventory

2. Timber marking

3. Timber sale layout

4. Management Plan development

5. Prescribed burning

6. Road inventory using GPS

7. Wildland firefighting

Qualifications: Experienced forest technician (with Two Year Degree in Forestry or closely related field) or forestry students with good written and oral communication skills. Forest Technicians are required to work independently with minimal supervision. Experience in timber cruising, wildland fire, prescribed burning, knowledge of GPS, and timber sales preparation is helpful but not required.

Closing Date: March 16, 2018

web page Click “Careers Opportunities” to download an application and send with resume to: SheilAnne Smith, Office Manager Northwest Management, Inc., PO Box 9748, Moscow, Idaho 83843 e-mail questions to: Tierra Moser at

Job: Fall Undergraduate Internship in Forest Ecology - New York (posted December 7, 2017)

The TEST Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory is looking for student to join us this fall for a Department of Energy Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). Specifically we are looking for a student interested in establishing long-term forestry inventory plots on site at BNL. These plots will include forests across disturbance gradients associated with fire and insect activity. We will use these plots to establish a baseline for tracking forest dynamics, and to validate our satellite, airborne, and drone based remote sensing approaches.

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LANDFIRE Data Contribution Request (posted November 20, 2017)

LANDFIRE is looking for data to help update and improve their existing vegetation and wildland fuel data products. Why should you care? LANDFIRE fuels data currently contribute 80% weight in the Northeastern Area’s Wildfire Risk Assessment, which is an input to their State Fire Assistance (SFA) formula! Learn more here.

The primary focus for this data call is to collect polygon disturbance and treatment activities from 2017. The data submission deadline for the current data call is March 31, 2018. Data submitted before March 31 will be evaluated for inclusion in the next LANDFIRE data cycle. Submissions after March 31 will be considered in subsequent efforts.

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Chautauqua National Historic Landmark
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Chautauqua National Historic Landmark