Definition: The manner in which a fire reacts to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography.
(National Wildfire Coordinating Group / Fire Research And Management Exchange System)
The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
Visit the Applied Fire Behavior Research and Development site to find publications related to wildland fire behavior and fire danger rating authored or co-authored by Dr. Martin E. Alexander.
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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks a knowledgeable, energetic Conservation Forester to manage 160,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timberland and ecological reserves at the Upper St. John River Forest. Secondary responsibilities include assisting our Stewardship team in management of the 45,000-acre Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area and other sites in Northern Maine. The Conservation Forester will have a unique opportunity to manage one of the most dynamic and impactful forest conservation projects in the United States. Communicating and sharing forest management and conservation outcomes and lessons learned with Conservancy staff, partners, and contractors are important parts of the work. The position is a hands-on field-oriented job with an expected 50% or more time spent in the woods. This position will require regular overnight travel and may be based near Millinocket, Maine or another community with good access to the forest of northern Maine.
HOW TO APPLY
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 1/3/2019.
The FFT1/ICT5 participates in prescribed fire management activities including, but not limited to: ignition, holding, mop-up, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, and post-burn monitoring. May perform other natural resource management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
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 as necessary. This may include participation in wildland 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).
HOW TO APPLY
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 12/14/2018.
Over the last 10 years WindNinja has seen sustained development and is now widely used by operational wildland fire management both in the U.S. and abroad. In case you're wondering who uses it besides you, here are some quick statistics:
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The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is seeking an Executive Director. This position reports to WAFWA’s Board of directors and is based at the headquarters office in Boise, Idaho. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of WAFWA, a nonprofit corporation, and its affiliate organizations - the Foundation for Western Fish and Wildlife, and the Species Restoration Foundation. The Executive Director must be willing to operate within the strategic direction set forth by WAWFA’s Board of Directors. He or she, must also be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an deadline-oriented workplace, while overseeing multiple projects and initiatives, and managing an onsite and remote workforce currently consisting of 18 permanent staff and numerous independent contractors. Occasional work outside normal office hours and periodic out-of-state travel are required.
We encourage you to gather your information to nominate some very deserving individuals for these prestigious awards! The recipient does not need to be an IAWF member to receive an award. Awards will be presented at one of our upcoming IAWF Conferences in 2019. Four awards are currently accepting nominations until December 3, 2018:
If you're a livestock producer in California that's been affected by wildfires in the last 10 years, UC Davis/Berkeley invites you to participate in this 15-30 minute survey. "This survey will provide critical information that can be incorporated into guidelines aimed toward proving the foundations for future fire economic assessments and management decisions."
The Research Associate II will work in Dr. Schultz’s Public Lands Policy Group and conduct research, write papers for practitioner and academic audiences, and conduct outreach in the field of forest fire management. The incumbent will be tasked conducting research activities and assisting in the preparation of peer-reviewed publications through background research and literature review, qualitative data collection, and report writing. Projects will focus on federal fire management, with an emphasis on prescribed fire, fire management in the Wildland-Urban Interface, and cross-boundary and partnership efforts associated with federal fire management. The RA II also will participate in project development and communication with sponsors, other research collaborators with whom we are conducting research on wildland fire management, and other interested audiences.
The University of Idaho seeks a sincere, motivated, and creative individual to apply for an exciting PhD assistantship in Ecosystem Dynamics. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Arjan Meddens to examine the spatial and temporal patterns of ecosystem dynamics across the western United States. You will work on highly relevant research which aims to improve ecosystem resilience to future disturbances across the larger landscape under rapidly changing climate conditions. Since this position is initially funded by a Teaching Assistantship (TA), the candidates’ research area is somewhat flexible. Potential research topics include: (1) the dynamics of fire refugia and utilization of fire refugia by plant or animal species, (2) spatial and temporal patterns of bark beetle outbreaks, (3) measuring ecosystem structure at the forest-tundra ecotone, and/or (4) the utilization of high-resolution (UAV) lidar applications for forest measurements. A genuine interest in teaching is required and an interest in societal impacts of disturbances and management applications is highly desired. The position includes approximately 2 years of TA funding with the potential for more RA (Research Assistantship) funding later in the PhD. The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources and Society in the College of Natural Resources, which has great collaborative faculty with expertise in both the social and biophysical sciences.
Requirements: An active interest in teaching with good interpersonal skills as wells as strong quantitative background – as demonstrated by courses taken, programming skills, and GRE scores. Field experience and a well-rounded educational background in ecology, geography, fire science, and natural resource management is desired. The position will begin in the Fall of 2019.
This position has approximately 2 academic year (9 months) Teaching Assistantship funding available with the possibility of more funding in the summer and following the first two years. Annual compensation package is competitive and depends upon experience.
If you like to be considered for the position, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Arjan Meddens (ameddens.@uidaho.edu).
The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC) is committed to ensuring that the ‘best available science’ is available for planning and managing northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States. Where there are current gaps in the science, the goal of the LSFSC is to assist in filling those gaps so that science informs practice and vice-versa. Unfortunately, for many local fire management issues, there are few resources available to bring managers and scientists together to solve these important issues.
In an effort to enhance the opportunities for managers and scientists to work together, and to expose future professionals to opportunities of management and research collaborations, the LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region (See the LSFSC Ecosystems page for a description of fire-dependent ecosystems that are the focus of the Lake States Fire Science Consortium). Proposals must be developed by joint manager-scientist teams (i.e. both must be listed as co-PIs and equally contribute to proposal development) and outline how the research internship will address a critical need that will help improve management of fire-dependent ecosystems locally. Preference will be given to partnerships that have not yet received funding from the program.
The LSFSC anticipates awarding several $4,000 research internship awards. It is expected that 100% of the funds should go to support the undergraduate internship experience (preferably for salary though a limited amount of funds may be used to purchase materials and supplies needed to complete the project - funds should not be used as a supplement or summer salary for graduate students). All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Central on Monday, December 3, 2018 by email to Jack McGowan-Stinski. There will be no exceptions to this closing date and time.
FEMA announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 application cycle on August 3, 2018. The application period is October 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted on www.Grants.gov. The FY 2018 PDM Fact Sheet provides an overview of the agency's priorities for this year. FEMA will offer NOFO webinars for potential applicants prior to opening the application period. View the complete webinar schedule.
With all of the tools, supplies and gear that fire managers need, the last thing you would expect them to take to a wildfire is a book. But Steve Taylor’s little red book, Field Guide to the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System, has been part of fire manager and fire crew leaders’ toolkits for over 20 years. Taylor and retired fire researcher Marty Alexander, have blended the complex series of mathematical equations that make up the system with their own knowledge and experience in the 120 page guide.
Read more in the Natural Resources Canada 'Simply Science' article
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