Helimulching is commonly applied after high-severity wildfires in North America because of its effectiveness in reducing post-fire runoff and erosion. However, its use in other parts of the world is still very limited and information about its effects...
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Postfire rehabilitation refers to the emergency measures taken to mitigate potentially deleterious effects that can occur immediately after a wildfire. Postfire restoration generally refers to the long-term efforts to restore habitat quality, resilience, and productivity, including activities such as tree planting, noxious weed control, fuel reduction, and riparian restoration.
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The impacts of mechanical mastication fuel treatments on chaparral vegetation are discussed in this brief.
Reducing tree encroachment is challenging for restoring light-requiring habitats including prairies, savannas, and woodlands. Such ecosystems frequently support high biodiversity and are of keen interest for restoration (Haney et al. 2008). Periodic...
Extreme drought stress and associated bark beetle population growth contributed to an extensive tree mortality event in California, USA, resulting in more than 129 million trees dying between 2012 and 2016. Although drought is an important driver of...
Locating forest treatments in the right places can make them as or more effective than treating everywhere, shows new research out by Krofcheck et al. 2018. The authors found that restoring less acres strategically can have the same impacts as treating...
Many of California’s research natural areas exhibit high to moderate departure from their natural fire regime. Without restoration or maintenance of the natural fire regime, the ecological integrity of some natural areas could be lost.
Altered fire regimes can drive major and enduring compositional shifts or losses of forest ecosystems. In western North America, ponderosa pine and dry mixed‐conifer forest types appear increasingly vulnerable to uncharacteristically extensive, high‐...
The US Endangered Species Act has enabled species conservation but has differentially impacted fire management and rare bird conservation in the southern and western US. In the South, prescribed fire and restoration‐based forest thinning are commonly...
In Wisconsin, as in other states, management goals sometimes include restoration of historical forest conditions, which may prepare forests to be more compatible with future climates, disturbances such as drought and fire, and forest health threats. We...
This report describes the Restoring Ecosystem Services Tool (REST) computer program, which was developed to assist users in selecting plant species for more effective landscape management. Many habitats have been altered to the extent that it is no...
The Chelan County Natural Resource Department is seeking a full-time Senior Natural Resource Specialist to work on a variety of habitat restoration, forest health, water quality protection and water resource policies and projects across the diverse landscapes of Chelan County in north central Washington. The successful applicant will have a combination of strong technical abilities in the natural sciences, proven project management abilities and facilitation skills to work effectively with a diverse set of agencies and stakeholders to develop and implement projects and programs. Typical project responsibilities include evaluating and implementing instream flow improvement projects, forest health treatments, salmon recovery projects, water supply projects, and lake protection efforts, including developing natural resource policies and programs to support these efforts. Strong writing skills are required. Grant and budget management experience is highly desirable.
The Manager will work to improve ecological conditions on Conservancy-held easements in the Flint Hills as well as those held by other land trusts. Stewardship assistance may be in the form of technical assistance, development of grazing plans, prescribed burning, mapping and spot spraying of invasives and equipment loans. Implementation of stewardship activities will be based on the management needs and circumstances of eased properties, with an emphasis on biodiversity enhancements. This position will also have stewardship responsibilities at two Conservancy-owned preserves that total 13,000 acres.
The Prairie Restoration Specialist’s (PRS) primary function is to organize daily logistics, promote crew cohesion, and to ensure a safe and productive work environment. Daily duties will focus on native seed harvest and processing for a 100+ acre prairie restoration. PRS will coordinate efforts of a three-person intern crew daily, and additional volunteers, staff, and cooperators intermittently. The PRS will regularly canvass native prairie sites to prioritize both species and focal areas for seed collection efforts. The PRS may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. Other duties may include invasive species control and vegetation monitoring. The PRS will maintain detailed records using field journals, a database, PC or mobile device.
The Chattahoochee Fall Line (CFL) Program Director serves as The Nature Conservancy’s conservation leader and manager for all aspects of work within the CFL program area, located in west-central Georgia near the city of Columbus. TNC’s strategies for achieving tangible and lasting conservation outcomes include land acquisition, forestry-practices associated with longleaf pine habitat restoration and prescribed fire (on over ~30,000-acres of fee-owned lands), formal partnerships, and community engagement. The CFL Program Director serves as the principle contact to federal and state agencies including the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, to local government leadership including the City of Columbus and county government, as well as other non-profit conservation organizations, private foundations, and the academic community as a principle member of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership (CFLCP).
The Land Steward performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management during 2019 and 2020 at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (17 miles north of Pawhuska). This role is temporary and is anticipated to last through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
The Conservation Internship Program is designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects. Through this program, public agencies and community organizations host a Conservation Intern to directly address pressing community resource needs for a three to ten month period. Northwest Youth Corps supports the partnership by supplying placement, administrative, and training support.
Conservation Interns may work on the following types of projects:
• Improve and Restore Public Lands and Waters
• Habitat Restoration & Impact Mitigation
• Invasive Species Inventory and Treatment
• Trail Maintenance and Recreation Infrastructure
• Natural Resource Data Collection
The Internship program is an effective way for Federal, State, and Municipal agencies and Non-profit organizations to harness the passion and energy of interested in natural resources. The program engages the citizen stewards of tomorrow on projects that will help them learn, grow, and gain valuable experience.
The Vale Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking a group of career-focused women and other individuals to become temporary seasonal employees and/or on-call wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season. Seasonal and on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer. This experience can help open avenues to future employment and career advancement in the Fire Service. If selected for this development program, the first assignment will be to participate and complete the Women in Fire Boot Camp. The Boot Camp will provide comprehensive Wildland Fire Training and orientation. Upon successfully completing this training, each participant will be certified for wildland firefighting.
The intent of the Boot Camp is to deliver basic firefighting training and an introduction to fire culture. Individuals completing this training will be provided opportunities to apply for seasonal employment and will be positioned to apply for seasonal and Casual Hires with the Fire Service immediately following this training. The plan for this year’s Boot Camp is to spend two weekends in October at a remote duty station on the Vale District. At this duty station participants will learn basics about physical fitness, dietary needs, basic outdoor camping and field skills, along with firefighter training. Training will be held October 11-13 and October 18-20, 2019, in eastern Oregon. To receive a certificate, you must attend both weekend sessions and complete all required training.
Application Deadline: September 6, 2019
Selection/Notification: September 13, 2019
Presenter: Ryan O'Connor, Ecologist and Inventory Coordinator, Natural Heritage Conservation, Wisconsin DNR
Sponsor: Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
The webinar will cover important background information so...
The SD Grassland Management School is designed to be complimentary to the SD Grazing School and the SD Soil Health School; and will expand on specific grassland management topics often not adequately covered in those courses. See attached flyer for...
Join the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium for a day to learn about, field test, and provide feedback on a manager-friendly monitoring protocol for oak barrens. No plots or expert plant knowledge needed! Typically takes 1-2...
The last decade has created scenes of devastation across our California forests. The drought has weakened the natural defense systems of ecosystems and has fueled unprecedented wildfires that have led to loss of life, property, and have caused damage...
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The desire to “let me ride through the wild open country that I love” is too often hampered today by the invasive junipers, brush, and undesirable grasses crowding Texas rangelands. Restoring prescribed burning to its historic role can once again...
The meeting will consist of presentations related to research and practice of using patch burn grazing, producer panels, and tours. The main tour will be that of the Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands.
There is a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn...
Summary of research at Ball State University
by John Taylor, BSU Field Station Land Manager
Visit reconstructed prairies
led by Jarred Brooke, Purdue University Extension Wildlife Specialist
Topics and Themes for this conference are:
The science behind restoration
- Principles of restoration ecology
- Linking restoration science and practice (outreach, extension, training)
Tour will highlight challenges ranchers face with eastern redcedar encroachment. Best management practices for both wildlife and ranching will be showcased along with prescribed fire results. Working Lands For Wildlife program options will be discussed...
Tour will highlight how Prescribed fire can be beneficial in improving grassland for wildlife and grazing. It will highlight the RCPP Grassland program and the benefits that farmers can have from using it.
Please join the Nevada section of the Society for Range Management for a day of presentations and discussions, and dinner to follow.
On July 4th 2018, a fire started near Paradise Valley, Nevada that would become the single largest fire recorded...
WEBINAR SYMPOSIUM (DAY 1)
WHEN: June 25, 2019, 1:00 - 4:45
WHERE: Broadcast from Utah State University Campus: Natural Resources Building Room 105. Both in-person and online attendees are welcome.
Spend a day in the field in beautiful Sheridan County, Wyoming and join the Northeast Wyoming Invasive Grasses Working Group for our third annual educational tour! We will cover a range of topics that directly relate to progress the group has made with...
Lead Instructor: Brian Stearns, Huron-Manistee National Forests Huron Shores Ranger Station
This three-day, field- and classroom-based workshop is open to all participants of any affiliation, and will introduce participants to: tools for...
Presented by: Sam Wozniak, M.S. Candidate, Natural Resources
Topics: Growing season burns impacts on plant diversity, forage, wildlife, pollinators, & sericea lepedeza. Demonstration burn planned, weather permitting.
Jenks Public Schools would like to invite you to a free, two-day workshop about the role that fire plays in Oklahoma’s ecosystems. Please feel free to come to both days or to only one day as your summer schedule permits.
Tuesday, June 4 - The...
This training is designed for private landowners and land managers, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about how to plan and implement prescribed fire on private lands. The workshop will highlight successes from neighboring counties,...