Definition: The average number of fires in a specified area during a specified time period.
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You are invited to participate in the continuing evaluation of the Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science Exchange Network. This web-based survey focuses on the communication and application of fire science research results and resources. Sponsors are specifically interested in knowing about your opinions and experiences with the Fire Science Exchange in your region. This evaluation project is based at the University of Nevada, Reno and includes all of the Fire Science Exchanges across the United States. Your responses to the questions will be used to help the JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network address your fire science information needs and ultimately enhance fire science delivery.
The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. JFSP realizes that some of you may have completed a version of this survey in the past. Continued participation of prior respondents and participation from new respondents is essential in helping the JFSP Fire Science Exchanges progress toward their goals. Your participation in this study is voluntary, and all of your responses will remain completely confidential. Please click on the following link or copy and paste the link into your web browser:
If you have any questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact Evaluation Coordinator Bret Davis at email@example.com telephone (775) 784-6637. During the next four weeks, you will receive two follow-up emails regarding your invitation to participate in this survey.
Thank you for your time and involvement in helping the JFSP to learn more about how to improve fire science delivery and communication in your region.
Bill Evans, Ph.D., Professor of and Human Development and Education, University of Nevada, Reno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Loretta Singletary, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Department of Economics; Interdisciplinary Outreach Liaison, Cooperative Extension, University of Nevada, Reno (email@example.com)
Bret Davis, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Specialist, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Nevada, Reno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris Copp, MA, Doctoral Student, Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno (email@example.com)
Participate in a national assessment being conducted by Cooperative Extension staff to assist in determining what new types of prescribed fire materials and programs, if any, will help you in your education and outreach efforts. Results will inform the development of new materials and/or better sharing of existing materials.
Who? Please only complete this assessment if you are an educator, work in Cooperative Extension, or if outreach is an important part of your work. Note that these questions are specific to prescribed burning, and not all wildland fire.
Link will be open until April 21, 2017
The North Central Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in the operations, maintenance, and management of TNC preserves in North Central Indiana as part of a multi-person crew.
The North Central Stewardship Assistant is part of a team responsible for the restoration and management of nine nature preserves located primarily in north central Indiana under the direction of the North Central Land Steward, who is based in the Kankakee Sands office in Morocco, Indiana. In addition, approximately 10% of the Stewardship Assistant’s time is spent providing assistance to implement priority conservation management activities throughout Northwest Indiana. The North Central Stewardship Assistant will use hand tools, herbicides, ATV/UTV’s, and small machinery to complete the restoration duties. This is a 5-month position with an approximate time frame of mid-May to early October. Optional housing located in Tefft, IN is available.
HOW TO APPLY
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Reducing the threat of uncharacteristically severe wildfire to safeguard western water supply - Building local capacity to empower now-unengaged private forest landowners across Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) invites submission of proposal s for a renewable 2-year Network Partner Program grant to implement outreach and engagement projects targeting non-industrial private forest landowners in defined sub-watersheds in Colorado, Utah, or New Mexico. These projects will prioritize outreach to now-unengaged landowner populations at a scale commensurate with the conservation challenge, adopt social marketing best practices, and reflect strategies that provide interested landowners with a range of services over time, including but not limited to technical and/or financial assistance, that empower those landowners to restore fire resiliency to their property and in so doing demonstrably safeguard water quality.
The Colorado State Forest Service is seeking pre-proposals for projects eligible for the FY 2018 Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program (State Fire Assistance WUI Grant). Federal funds to mitigate risk from wildland fire within the WUI are awarded through a competitive process, with emphasis on hazard fuel reduction as well as information and education, assessment and planning, and monitoring through community and landowner action.
Pre-proposal Deadline is May 8, 2017
Do you want a meaningful and rewarding summer job? Do you enjoy physical, sometimes strenuous, labor? Each year DNR seeks hundreds of dedicated individuals to help protect 13 million acres of Washington wildlands from wildfire.
These seasonal, temporary firefighting jobs are offered statewide. Expect to work three to four months beginning mid-June and ending in mid-September. We provide the training, safety clothing and protective gear. You bring enthusiasm and the ability to perform courageous outdoor work safely, productively and responsibly.
The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) is looking for ways to improve their system and associated products to better serve their clients, and they would appreciate your feedback to accomplish this goal. Due to the requirements of the Paper Reduction Act, they can only survey Federal Employees. Therefore, if you are a non-Federal user, please provide feedback through their feedback link on their home page. For Federal Employees, please respond to their 13-question survey to help FEIS meet your needs.
Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies are interested in new ways to monitor air quality during fire events to better protect public health. Air quality managers and public health officials have limited access to accurate information on ground-level air pollution levels in the vicinity of wildland fires, making it difficult to provide appropriate strategies to minimize smoke exposure. Most air pollution monitoring equipment is large, not easily transportable, and complex to operate. Today, emerging technologies – including miniaturized direct-reading sensors, compact/powerful microprocessors, and wireless data communications – offer the opportunity to develop new systems to quickly gather and communicate air pollution data.
Wild fires are increasingly common events that produce significant air pollution, posing health risks to first responders, residents in nearby areas, and downwind communities. Also, wild fires are increasing in frequency and intensity, and the fire season is growing longer. Prescribed fires, which are used to manage ecosystems or reduce risk of wild fires, are typically managed to minimize downwind impacts on populated areas; however, people in close proximity may still be exposed to smoke. The description “wildland fires” refers to both wild and prescribed fires.
This challenge seeks a field-ready prototype system capable of measuring constituents of smoke, including particulates, carbon monoxide, ozone, and carbon dioxide, over the wide range of levels expected during wildland fires. The prototype system should be accurate, light-weight, easy to operate, and capable of wireless data transmission, so that first responders and nearby communities have access to timely information about local air quality conditions during wildland fire events.
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The fellow selected for this project will help early career scientists translate their science and develop communication materials such as briefing papers, web content, presentations, and webinars. Research topics are diverse and will include northwest forest planning, climate change, urban forestry, wildlife, fisheries, watershed, recreation, and fire research. The fellow will report to the Assistant Director for Communications and Applications, and would be supported and mentored by a strong research and communications team.
This fellowship offers a unique opportunity to work in the research branch of a federal land management agency with an extensive network of connections across other agencies and partners. The fellow will learn about research planning and management and build skills in science delivery, public relations, communications, stakeholder engagement and outreach. In addition, the fellow will work with station scientists from a wide variety of disciplines and could have the opportunity to explore graduate or post-graduate research opportunities.
This postgraduate fellowship position will work at the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW) in Portland, OR. Research has been part of the Forest Service mission since the agency's inception in 1905. Today, over 500 Forest Service researchers work to develop the knowledge and tools that are needed to address the challenges in the management of our Nation’s diverse forests and rangelands. PNW is headquartered in Portland but provides research throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regions.
Projects in Task Area B should synthesize and assess information related to adaptive management strategies, including lessons learned and monitoring practices, to inform watershed management. Syntheses should support decision-making by resource managers and include the development of decision-support tools to build the resiliency of watersheds and ecosystems and the sustainability of water resources.
Projects must include 1) the synthesis of information and 2) development of decision-support tool(s), as follows.
Information Synthesis: Develop a synthesis of data, spatial information, adaptive management strategies, methodologies, lessons learned and/or monitoring practices to help resource managers address any of the following objectives for rivers, streams, springs, riparian and aquatic ecosystems and reservoirs (this is not an exclusive list, similar objectives may be considered):
The Director of the Allegheny Highlands Program is responsible for government and community relations, land protection and management, education and outreach, and science and research in a six-county region of Virginia, including stewardship of the 9,000-acre Warm Springs Mountain Preserve. S/he provides leadership and support for the program’s conservation planning and establishes overall conservation priorities in the AH program area. The Director coordinates that work with major state, federal and private partners while also serving as the coordinator for the Conservancy’s Central Appalachian Program’s efforts to collaborate with public land managers across the region. Located in western Virginia, the Allegheny Highlands boasts some of the finest intact temperate broadleaf forests in the world, along with intricate cave and karst systems that recharge pristine rivers and harbor endemic species. The region’s forests help protect the headwaters of the James and Potomac rivers, which supply drinking water to the people of Northern Virginia, D.C. and Richmond before ultimately feeding into the Chesapeake Bay. Embedded within millions of acres of national forest and other public lands, teaming with native trout streams, and traversed by miles of trails - the area is an outdoor recreation paradise.
The Director of the Allegheny Highlands Program establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within western Virginia and the Central Appalachians, defines conservation priorities in the region, manages a team that implements conservation strategies, and builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. S/he collaborates with other TNC staff in the fields of conservation, government relations, marketing, philanthropy, and operations, along with chapter leadership, and is the principle contact with the local community, landowners, corporations, donors, government agencies, the academic community and local elected officials. The Director develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve complex technical issues and to widely communicate lessons learned and best practices, develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address system-scale needs, implements high-impact strategies, and engages community support for local and regional conservation efforts. S/he negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities and develops and implements conservation strategies that are good for people and nature. Current priority strategies that the Director will lead include: 1) working with the U.S. Forest Service and partners through the Central Appalachians Fire Learning Network to advance the restoration of fire-adapted forests, 2) positioning Warm Springs Mountain Preserve as a flagship preserve for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, donors and researchers while modeling responsible stewardship and demonstrating sound ecological management, 3) advancing the science and management of private working lands to improve habitat for golden-winged warblers and other species of greatest conservation need, and 4) ensuring application of the mitigation hierarchy to natural gas pipeline and future energy infrastructure projects facing the region.
HOW TO APPLY
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LOCATION: Flexible - within the geographic area of New York through Maine and Quebec Canada through Newfoundland/Labrador Canada. Office to be set up at home or other convenient location.
CATEGORY: Salaried Year Around - Part Time 24 hours per week average – Paid Monthly
EMPLOYER: NORTHEASTERN FOREST FIRE PROTECTION COMMISSION (NFFPC) – an interstate, international government entity and Equal Opportunity Employer
POST DATE: 03/31/ 2017
CLOSE DATE: 05/01/2017
SALARY – For Part Time: U.S. Federal GSA Pay Scale at GS 11. Range of $36,126 - $46,964 USD Annual for 24 hours per week average, based on years of service. ($28.95 to $37.63 per hour).
BENEFITS: Employer share of U.S. Social Security and Medicare, Travel per diem, personal mileage for travel, free passport acquisition/replacement, and Deferred Compensation Plan available.
POSITION STATUS: Work with existing Executive Director with goal to transition into the Executive Director position.
START DATE: Negotiable, preferably by September 1, 2017 but can be as late as January 1, 2018.
DESCRIPTION of WORK:
Performs professional work in the field of forest fire control with primary responsibility for coordinating mutual aid activities among the New England States, New York, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland/Labrador, Prince Edward Island, US Forest Service, US National Park Service, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) at the direction of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission; plans for and assists the Commission Chair, Operations Committee and all Working Teams in planning/organizing/conducting/managing meetings, training, and events for the Compact members; applies for and manages all aspects of federal and private grants for the compact and/or individual member agencies upon request; initiates, maintains, processes all fiscal, accounting, contracts, and other records of Compact operations; represents the compact in local, regional, national, and international organizations; provides professional fire management assistance to members; plans, organizes, facilitates, and supports movement of resources through NECC and amongst the agencies and other forest fire compacts; supports, coordinates, manages delivery of training courses and academies in concert with compact committees and Working Teams; writes/assimilates annual and other reports; maintains a functional website used for information and fire planning purposes; does related work as required to assist members in fire management and related forest health issues.
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County Locations: Butte County, Nevada County, Placer County, Sutter County, Yuba County
Date Posted: February 28, 2017
Closing Date: May 8, 2017
For instructions on application procedures and materials required, please click the above 'Job Description' link.
This position is headquartered in Yuba City, Sutter County, California.
The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for Forestry /Fire Science and Natural Resources will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program to address high priority issues with a focus on forest fuels accumulation that has increased high-severity wildfires that threaten forests and communities; promoting community wildfire resilience; and sustainable forest management on both private and public land. Major Responsibilities:
Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/250093.pdf.
The complexity and importance of wildland fire science, management, and decision-making is at an all-time high across our Nation and worldwide. To meet current and future challenges of workforce development, analysis, and sound decision-making, AFE has developed a process for recognizing academic programs which prepare future fire professionals. Our overarching goal is to support fire ecology and ecologically-based fire management while advancing fire science and its application.
With the many wildland fire programs across the nation, certified programs should attract more students into their programs. Graduating students from and AFE Certified program will qualify for an expedited application process to become an AFE Certified Wildland Fire Manager, Ecologist, or Professional. Recognized programs will also be listed on the AFE website, in our newsletter, and in other AFE promotional materials.
Recognized levels Programs can be Certified (good for 5 years) or Candidate (review and update within 3 to 6 years). Each program will get clear feedback from AFE about ways to strengthen their program to meet the goals of certification.
Applications are due annually on July 1 and decision notifications are given by January 1. The application form is available at the bottom of this AFE page.
The Lead Scientist will offer technical and science strategic leadership across the entire organization in areas such as: climate mitigation practices and technology, climate adaptation strategies, natural solutions to climate mitigation, climate-smart agriculture, and spatial planning for renewable energy. S/he will drive efforts to establish TNC as a global leader in solving the global climate challenge. S/he conducts original research, publishes findings and communicates to diverse audiences to add to the evidence base for conservation and decarbonization energy strategies in support of TNC organizational goals.
The Lead Scientist will be an active collaborator with the Science Cabinet in the Office of the Chief Scientist – a collaborative group that brings top level thought leadership to the organization’s strategy leaders, establishes and advances critical science issues with the external academic and practitioner communities, and takes on joint research to address pressing trans-disciplinary issues in conservation.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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This is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic appointment with additional three-month summer employment available and expected, the latter supported primarily from research grant funding. Initial summer support will be available.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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Recognizing that fire is an important component of the ecology and management of forests, the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track teaching and research appointment in Fire Ecology and Management, with emphasis on forest ecosystems. Specific research foci may vary, but might include ecology, critical ecosystems, carbon cycling, and forest regeneration and dynamics.
Responsibilities include the following:
To view the full job announcement, click HERE.
The ecological monitoring program at GBI serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys. This program is a component of our well-established Research Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West.
As an element of this program, participants will implement the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) national Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting standardized inventory and long-term ecological data at multiple scales across western public lands.
In some locations, participants will also implement the BLM Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF), which is aimed at collecting habitat assessment data on public land with the purpose of informing conservation efforts for sage-grouse habitat. Opportunities in other locations (Boise, ID, Wenatchee, WA) apply AIM sampling to post-wildfire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) monitoring.
In accordance with these strategies and through partnerships with multiple agencies, GBI’s ecological monitoring program is dedicated to providing college graduates and emerging professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting experience in natural resource management.
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