Definitions: Monitoring - Periodic or continuous surveillance or testing to determine the level of compliance with statutory requirements. Inventory - A survey of data or other information for a specific purpose, such as evaluating, managing, planning, etc.
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The person hired for this position will serve as the principal fire analyst for the Utah Forest Institute reporting to the Director, Utah Forest Institute. Responsibilities will include:
Scientists from the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and the University of Montana conducted a study in which observed data were used to produce statistical models describing the probability of high-severity fire as a function of fuel, topography, climate, and fire weather. Observed data from over 2000 fires were used to build individual models for each of 19 ecoregions in the contiguous US. In turn, these statistical models were used to generate "wall-to-wall" maps depicting the probability of high-severity fire, if a fire were to occur.
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Parks SA, Holsinger LM, Panunto MH, Jolly WM, Dobrowski SZ, and Dillon GK. 2018. High-severity fire: evaluating its key drivers and mapping its probability across western US forests. Environmental Research Letters. 13: 044037.
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The Field Forester supports forest management operations and implements forest and stream restoration projects across forest holdings managed by The Nature Conservancy in the Central Cascades (45,000 acres) and adjacent public lands. The Field Forester works with staff and partners to restore forest health and stream habitat at a landscape scale while also striving to deliver social and economic benefits to the surrounding community.
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2018
Salary and Benefits: Competitive starting annual salary with full benefit package that includes health insurance, 401k w/match, generous vacation & sick leave, and 14 paid holidays; Optional participation in wildland fire program.
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The CFL Land Conservation Steward (Steward) is a staff member of the Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter. They are part of SAF’s Central Florida Conservation Program team (CFL). SAF is responsible for implementing and managing field conservation work (e.g., wildland fire management, invasive species control, coral/coastal restoration, etc) across Florida and stewardship of the Florida Chapter’s network of preserves. This position’s primary responsibilities are to control and monitor invasive exotic species and participate in prescribed fire management activities as well as assist with all other aspects of preserve management.
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 May 10, 2018.
As a Research Wildlife Biologist within the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program, some of your specific duties will include:
The Plant Ecology Intern will work in one of interior Alaska’s most dramatic landscapes: Denali National Park and Preserve. The intern will be part of the Resource Management team, working closely with the park’s botanists. Duties in this position are diverse. Flexibility, passion for the plant sciences, curiosity of the tenants of natural resource management, and a willingness to perform sometimes very di?cult physical work are a must.
Monitoring work involves surveying long-term vegetation plots and assessing off-road vehicle trail conditions, among other projects. Much of the work will be accomplished on day trips, interspersed with o?ce days, but the intern may participate in one or two extended backpacking trips up to 10 days in length and occasional other trips 1-3 nights in length. O?ce time will be spent assisting with planning field outings, maintaining and organizing field equipment, and entering, managing, and summarizing data. Opportunities to develop educational outreach products are also likely.
This position offers the opportunity to expand plant identification skills, view natural landscapes in transition, and live in one of the least populated areas of the country. On-the-job training in resource management, including multiple vegetation monitoring methods, plant identification, backcountry living, GIS, and GPS will be provided. The long subarctic days allow for superior hiking and backpacking.
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting three (3) Rangeland Management Crew Supervisors to lead botanical survey, monitoring, and treatment projects for the forest’s statewide noxious weed control program. The primary duties for this position include coordinating the crew schedule; assisting USFS staff with the logistics of monitoring and treatment projects, overseeing USFS vehicle and UTV preventive maintenance, and managing monitoring and treatment data entry into the Forest Service FACTS database on a bi-weekly basis. The Crew Supervisor will also serve as a mentor to the Field Technicians and is responsible for ensuring that safety and field protocols are followed on a daily basis, and administrative assignments (e.g. completing timesheets and evaluations) are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.
Additional duties include treating noxious weed populations by hand or through chemical application of herbicides, inventorying wilderness and non-wilderness forestlands for noxious weed populations, and mapping treatment areas and plant populations using a hand-held PDR (personal data recorder) and GPS unit. The majority of this work is conducted using UTV and large 4WD spray rigs (trucks) traveling on remote 4WD roads. A multi-week training session including invasive plant and noxious weed identification, herbicide safety (including applicator certification), technical training with PDRs and associated software, UTV and 4WD operation, and first aid will be provided at the beginning of the field season.
In cooperation with the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Great Basin Institute (GBI) is recruiting two Rare Plant Survey Interns to perform botanical surveys within the northeastern region of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Rare plant surveys will be conducted on Forest Service land in the shadow of Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain, and will target high priority fuels treatment units. Survey protocols, supplies, and training will be provided. As part of a three-person team, Interns will work cooperatively with a GBI Rare Plant Survey Lead to accomplish project goals and objectives.
The Great Basin Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. GBI’s Research Associate Program provides multidisciplinary capacity for professional support of diverse partnerships across western states while presenting emerging professionals with career-enhancing opportunities in natural/cultural/recreation resource management, ecological conservation, environmental stewardship, and related fields. While supporting GBI’s partnership with the Forest Service, this work will provide opportunities to gain experience in performing rare plant surveys, plant specimen collection and preparation, GIS data collection and processing. Rare Plant Survey Interns will also gain exposure to policies and approaches for managing natural resources on public lands.
A Wildland Fire Management Specialist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The incumbent will be a Module Lead of a seven-person Interagency Wildland Fire Support Module (WSM) for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch. WSM is responsible for executing prescribed fire projects, mechanical fuel treatments, and assisting with wildfire suppression on numerous Air Force installations within the area of responsibility. This is a grassroots project which will require significant coordination and planning initially. The position is located at Vandenberg AFB, CA.
Currently posted until: 04/23/2018
Contact: Bill Sprouse
These positions are placed at the Bioeconomy lab and will be part of an ongoing effort by a team of researchers and the Canadian Forest Service staff to further develop a national-scale integrated forest sector model that integrates forest ecological models (simulating dynamics at the forests) with supply chain and economic models (simulating supply chain activities of the forest sector). These positions are designed to lead either:
1) forest products supply chain modelling:
The post-doctoral fellow hired for this position will be responsible for collaborating with other team members working on projects related to economic or environmental assessment of the forest sector using the integrated national-scale forest sector model to prepare and publish manuscripts within projects timelines. The current projects include quantifying economic impact of 1) Canada’s federal carbon tax and clean fuel standard on Canada’s forest sector, and 2) cumulative effects of wildlife habitat protection and wildfires on the forest sector.
2) Timber supply modelling:
The post-doctoral fellow hired for this position will be responsible for collaborating with other team members working on integrating a national-scale timber supply model developed at the Bioeconomy lab with Spades modelling platform and its hosted ecological modules. Through this integration, the research team will study the economic impact of cumulative effects of wildlife habitat protection and wildfires on the forest sector.
Habitat Restoration Interns play a critical role in the management and restoration in Forest Preserves of Cook County. This internship is being offered by Audubon and is in partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County to restore ecological health and integrity in prairie, savanna and woodland habitats at various preserves in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the growing network of individuals and organizations in the Chicago area that possess a personal commitment to conservation.
The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal position that runs from June through October. The 40-hour work week requires commitment to Monday through Friday, 7am-3pm schedule with the flexibility to work occasional weekends to support community outreach and stewardship. Interns will report to the Stewardship Coordinator and preference will be given to those who commit to the full length of the internship. The internship is physically rigorous and offers interesting, educational, and challenging work outdoors to individuals who are energetic and motivated.
The Columbia Basin Preserves Manager provides technical leadership and support on high priority conservation lands in north-central Oregon and plans and directs preserve management programs and stewardship. This entails developing and implementing conservation strategies to address critical threats to natural systems and species, including inventorying and monitoring of sensitive wildlife (breeding birds, raptors and WA ground squirrels), invasive plant management, grassland and shrub-steppe restoration, data management and wildfire mitigation. The Preserve Manager will work with their team to secure public and private support for area projects, as well as grant reporting preparation and submission, and overseeing the budget and contractual obligations tied to grants. This position maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and works closely with staff, volunteers, and external partners including local, state, and federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and private stakeholders on joint projects aimed towards achieving our ambitious conservations goals.
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 8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 7, 2018.
The Science Specialist will work with a team of researchers studying ways to increase the success rate of native perennial plant restoration on abandoned mine lands and other sagebrush sites in Wyoming using seed enhancement technologies. The Science Specialist will work with Conservancy staff in Wyoming and Oregon, as well as external partners (e.g., Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Bureau of Land Management, and USDA-Agricultural Research Service) to develop and test seed technologies across environmental gradients in the sagebrush ecosystem. The Science Specialist will lead the design and implementation of experiments in the greenhouse and field; manage laboratory and greenhouse equipment; analyze data; write project reports; maintain communications with project partners; and contribute to educational programs related to this project.
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 May 3, 2018.
Seasonal Land Stewardship Fellows assist with management activities on the Leopold Memorial Reserve. The position is intended to increase the fellow’s field skills, their operational proficiency with applicable equipment, their familiarity with invasive species control options, their comprehension of fire as a management tool, and their understanding of the plant and animal communities in southwest Wisconsin. Seasonal fellows work with the foundation’s land management team as well as senior staff. The foundation’s Stewardship Coordinator will supervise the positions, with field activities primarily supervised by Land Stewardship Associate Fellows.
Dear Fire Science Personnel and Community Members,
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. They are specifically interested in knowing about your opinions and experiences with the Fire Science Exchange in your region.
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. They realize that some of you may have completed a version of this survey in the past but 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 here or copy and paste the link into your web browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFLK92X
If you have any questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact Evaluation Coordinator Bret Davis (775) 784-6637
This evaluation project is based at the University of Nevada, Reno and includes all of the Fire Science Exchanges across the United States.
Bill Evans, Ph.D., Professor of and Human Development and Education, University of Nevada, Reno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Loretta Singletary, Ph.D., Professor-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)
This position independently plans, prioritizes, coordinates and implements a prescribed burn program for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems located on wildlife areas of Eastern Washington.
The incumbent will serve as a staff assistant in the Prescribed Burn program in Okanogan, Yakima and Kittitas Counties and have limited supervisory responsibility over other professionals and skilled technicians. The position contributes to/support the mission of WDFW of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire-dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.
The Stewardship Technician performs land management activities in multiple landscapes across Virginia. This position serves as a key member of an interagency team conducting prescribed fire preparation, implementation and post-burn monitoring. The Stewardship Technician assists with monitoring of Conservancy owned properties and conservation easements. The Stewardship Technician works frequently with volunteers to maintain trails and other public access infrastructure. They may assist with exotic species control and ecological monitoring.
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 8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 13, 2018.
The SW Oregon Field Technician will coordinate with partners to implement the multi-party monitoring programs of the Ashland Forest All-Lands Restoration and Applegate Fuel Demonstration forest restoration projects and provide field support for developing projects under the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy. The Technician will also support wetland mitigation performance monitoring and vernal pool habitat restoration at the Conservancy’s Whetstone Savanna Preserve and adjacent Oregon Department of Transportation properties. Monitoring activities will be across disciplines focused on vegetation, water quality, air quality, wildlife, and the effects of thinning and prescribed fire. Data collection and management will be core responsibilities, including collection on a hand-held computer, incorporation into geodatasets, quality assurance, data summaries, and documentation of methods.
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 8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on April 24, 2018.
The primary purpose of the Conservation Technician is to support field operations of the Walker Basin Conservancy to ensure the successful transition of retired farmlands to self-sustaining vegetation communities that are able to thrive in the absence of supplemental irrigation. The Conservation Technician will work with the Conservation Field Manager and the Land Manager and other staff to implement and monitor stewardship projects, and is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the field.
A knowledge of desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems, irrigation equipment, and large equipment operation is essential. The Conservation Technicians should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with a young and growing yet thriving organization that is developing programs and operations from the ground up. WBC has a small, talented and dedicated staff who are passionate about our mission, restoration and conservation. We are looking for new people to come aboard and grow with us!
This position will promote and enhance the on-going efforts of federal, state and private partners on the Indian Creek Woodland Savanna Restoration Initiative and the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) in South Carolina. This specific partnership includes QF, The U.S. Forest Service Sumter National Forest (USFS), and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
This individual will marshal efforts on the Indian Creek Initiative to coordinate habitat restoration and subsequent northern bobwhite quail restoration for the area. The primary objective is to sustain and enhance project momentum.
The NFPA Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Program (CWMS) was created in 2017 after discussions with fire service and forestry professionals at the federal, state, and local levels.
The CWMS credential offers professionals whose work involves wildfire hazard mitigation, the ability to demonstrate that they understand hazard mitigation measures, planning and preparedness strategies, public education practices, and wildland fire science. Gain the recognition you deserve as an expert in your field with this specialist certification.
The Allegheny Highlands Science Technician maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. The Technician will assist with habitat composition, fire effects and avian community monitoring within the 18,000-acre Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project located in the Allegheny Highlands of western Virginia.
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 April 22, 2018.
The Land Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities.The Land Steward removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and may also manage livestock.The Land Steward may assist in prescribed burns and maintaining tools, equipment and land, as well as, maintaining preserve records using a database, PC or mobile device. This position is to have a start date of May 14, 2018.
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 April 20, 2018.
The Ecological Monitoring program at GBI, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West, serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys.
As an element of this program, participants will implement the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) terrestrial and aquatic 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 many locations, participants will also implement the BLM Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF), which is aimed at collecting habitat assessment data on public lands with the purpose of informing conservation approaches for sage-grouse habitat. Opportunities in other locations (Boise, ID and Wenatchee, WA) will include applying 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 supporting resource management while providing college graduates and emerging professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting experience in natural resource management.
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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