The Landscape Change Monitoring System (LCMS) is an important new dataset and tool that allows the user to create landscape scale historical disturbance maps. LCMS combines satellite imagery with other monitoring data to produce annual maps showing...
Southern Fire Portal
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 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 and Land Conservancy E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database.
SFP partners included: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Forest Encyclopedia Network, The Nature Conservancy, National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), Joint Fire Science Program, Southern Region Extension Forestry, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, USFS Southern Research Station, Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
Encyclopedia of Southern Fire Science (ESFS)
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
Background Predictive models of post-fire tree and stem mortality are vital for management planning and understanding fire effects. Post-fire tree and stem mortality have been traditionally modeled as a simple empirical function of tree defenses (e.g...
Fire is an essential ecological process and management tool for many forested landscapes, particularly the pine (Pinus spp.) forests of the southern USA. Within the Talladega National Forest in Alabama, where restoration and maintenance of pine...
Suppression of historical fire regimes has changed the composition and structure of many fire-dependent ecosystems, frequently resulting in decreased grazing productivity and biodiversity in grasslands and savannas. Land managers have attempted to...
Biomass burning is one of the critical components of the Earth system, significantly affecting atmospheric emissions and carbon budgets. Fires occurring in the interface between wildland and urban areas also have important socioeconomic effects,...
Fine particulate matter, PM2.5, has been documented to have adverse health effects, and wildland fires are a major contributor to PM2.5 air pollution in the USA. Forecasters use numerical models to predict PM2.5 concentrations to warn the public of...
Vegetation of the Cumberland Plateau (USA) has undergone dramatic transitions since the last glaciation and particularly since the onset of widespread logging and twentieth century fire exclusion. Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill...
Every year, wildland fires seem to be more unpredictable, causing losses of both lives and property. Without a better understanding of the detailed mechanisms and underlying physical processes of wildland fire spread, our ability to predict, mitigate...
The forced flow driven flame spread behavior along an array of discrete wooden fuel elements was experimentally investigated, which could be an important step to understanding the flow-flame interactions that govern fire spread. Fuel arrays with five...
Fundamental pyrolysis thermal and kinetics properties for live vegetation that are essential to CFD modeling of pyrolysis and flammability were obtained from a series of small-scale tests for live and dead vegetation. The complexity of live leaf...
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
This is an open, continuous announcement. Vacancies are in the following locations:
- Andalusia, AL
- Brent, AL
- Double Springs, AL
- Heflin, AL
The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level:
- Develop timber plans that protect soil water retention and reestablishment of the forest growth for a timber management program.
- Review silvicultural prescriptions to ensure compatibility with long-range timber management plans for a natural resource organization.
- Review and appraise timber resources to meet demand and future needs.
- Coordinate and direct the preparation of timber sale contracts and related documents for a timber management program.
- Coordinate with other disciplines to integrate the timber management plan with other resources and approved land management plans in support of a timber management program.
- Ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities for a timber sale program.
- Investigate reports of improper logging activities for a timber management program.
- Provide leadership to subordinate staff, setting goals, policies, and objectives.
- Demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment.
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is composed of professionals from around the world, who together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy. AFE values the diversity of perspectives and range of experiences held by its members. AFE aims to actively cultivate the future of fire and resource conservation by investing in future leaders through the AFE Mentoring Futures Program.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
This study is collecting feedback from female firefighters regarding the design, fit, and mobility of their personal protective clothing. Females firefighters in the US are invited to participate.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees, this event will provide leaders intent around the...
Part of the RMRS Land Manager-Focused Fall Webinar Series
Presenter: Sean Healey, RMRS Research Ecologist
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Sponsored by the Forest History Society
Presented by Dr. Stephen Pyne
Acclaimed fire historian and author Dr. Stephen J. Pyne will deliver the 2020 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History on October 28,...
Be a part of history! For the first time in 120 years, the Society of American Foresters National Convention is going 100% virtual for 2020. At a time when foresters crave community and learning, SAF2020 is here to deliver that and so much more.
Sponsored by The Jones Center at Ichauway
Presented by Lora L. Smith, PhD, The Jones Center at Ichauway
Long term research plays an invaluable role in informing natural resource management, particularly for long-lived wildlife species....
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. IAFC is planning a new, virtual event format. This virtual experience will provide access to educational resources on timely issues and the insights you need to keep your community safe.
This webinar is offered as part of a training partnership between The Longleaf Alliance (LLA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Karen Brown, Technical Assistance & Training Specialist, The Longleaf...
Sponsor: Southern Fire Exchange
Presenter: Louise Loudermilk, Ph.D., USFS Southern Research Station
Webinar Description: Hardwood-cypress swamps, or ephemeral wetlands, that typically burned less frequently form a spatial matrix with...
Hosted by NC State University’s State Climate Office of North Carolina (SCONC) and the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS)
Join the hosts for this webinar series to learn more about climate change in North Carolina. The series...
The Southern Fire Exchange is hosting a Virtual COMPASS Fire Science and Management Communication Workshop this November. Grounded in the latest research on communication, the workshop will explore what makes people sit up and pay attention and how to...
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Tirtha Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvin
Sponsor: NC State Extension Forestry
Presenters: Julie Moore and Luke Lolies
Join others in learning about the high diversity of plant species characteristics of the longleaf pine ecosystem and how it supports the many common and unique...
S-131 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience.
About this Event
*Presented in a 100% virtual format via Canvas and Zoom*
Sponsors: Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, Sustainable NW & NW Fire Science Consortium
Presenters and research team include: Andrew Larson, C. Alina Cansler, Derek Churchill, Sean Geronimo, Paul Hessburg Sr., Van Kane, Jim Lutz, and...
The Longleaf Alliance is excited to announce that the 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference in October will now be VIRTUAL! The virtual format will better accommodate the diverse situations of longleaf enthusiasts across the range. Even though they will...
Presented by Joe O’Brien
Sponsored by the USFS Southern Research Station
Presented by Katie Greenberg and Christopher Moorman
Sponsored by the USFS Southern Research Station
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Sara McAllister, Research Mechanical Engineer, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, USDA Forest Service
Every year, wildland fires seem to be more unpredictable, causing losses of both lives...
Sponsored by the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
Presented by Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions with Timmons Group
This webinar will cover the latest developments in the Shared Wildfire Risk Mitigation (...
Colorado Post-Fire Playbook
Presenter: Kate Dunlap, Water Quality Manager, City of Boulder
An introduction and overview of new, concise, and usable guidance aimed at counties, tribes, municipalities, and water providers, to facilitate...