The Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) based in Tallahassee, Florida has announced their 2021 season sessions and workshops. Every year from January through June, PFTC hosts 20-day prescribed fire practical training experiences that work on task books and increase the knowledge and experience of fire professionals. PFTC participants from from across the country (and world) and represent a wide range of professional backgrounds and organizations. For more information check out the 2021 flier.Continue Reading
Seven of the presentations from the 2020 North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Virtual Meeting are now archived on the Southern Fire Exchange YouTube Channel. Topics ranged from legal liability of prescribed burning to smoke models. Check out the meeting agenda (pdf). Watch the entire series or check out each presentation individually below.Continue Reading
The SFE LANDFIRE Remap in the Southeast webinar with Dr. Jim Smith, TNC LANDFIRE Program Lead, is now available on the SFE YouTube Channel. Dr. Smith discussed a new suite of changes to the LANDFIRE data layers for the region as well as some examples of how the changes appear in Southeastern landscapes. Check out the recording and visit LANDFIRE.gov for more information.Continue Reading
From Lenya Quin-Davidson:
Last year Jeremy Bailey created an Americorps position focused on prescribed fire, and it was awesome, so he’s doing it again. It is a volunteer position, but it receives a monthly living stipend of ~$1400, plus lodging when in travel status. The actual work would be several 1 to 2 month-long assignments on prescribed fire crews in NM, AR, NE and CA. Feel free to share with other folks who would be a good fit for this kind of opportunity.
Link: Search “Americorps Prescribed Fire Member 48803” https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1
Avon Park, Florida
The Avon Park Wildland Support Module (WSM) is currently advertising a crew member position. This position will be based out of the Avon Park Air Force Range (Avon Park, FL), but will be part of the crew responsible for prescribed burning/wildfire response on Air Force lands across peninsular Florida including Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, MacDill Air Force Base and Homestead Air Reserve Base. Our new crew member will also support the USAF Wildland Fire Branch in fire activities across the nation, as needed. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in a high-tempo, interagency, constantly changing environment. https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/78071
For questions contact: Sam Ashbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Module Leader – Avon Park WSM
Air Force Wildland Fire Branch East Region, AFCEC
29 South Blvd, Avon Park FL
Make sure that your briefings are now including important health and safety considerations for working wildland fire during the time of COVID-19. The new “Fire and COVID-19 Briefing Checklist Decal” from the NWCG can be printed at home / work or ordered from NWCG in mid-July. Visit the NWCG download page to choose a color and download the decal pdf to stick on your IRPG.Continue Reading
Looking for a career with The Nature Conservancy? Head over to their interactive map and look for jobs in the area where you may want to work. As a worldwide NGO TNC has many different positions that need to be filled with motivated and qualified individuals.Click here to view The Nature Conservancy Interactive Job Map.Continue Reading
Archbold Biological Station, Fl.
Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 30-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects.
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The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are seeking applications for a full time, 12-month tenure track Extension Specialist position at the Assistant Professor rank.
Open Until Filled
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The Coastal Plain Stewardship and Fire Program Manager develops, manages and advances conservation programs for the restoration and management of large-scale areas within the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina. This position has three major focal areas: 1) leading the restoration, management and monitoring of Longleaf pine savanna (and associated communities) in the Coastal Plain, especially on TNC lands, to help meet the organization’s goal of creating resilient and connected habitats; 2) leading the Coastal Plain prescribed burn program, including planning, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of the program, to enable the safe and long-term management of natural communities in the region; and, 3) interacting with direct reports, colleagues, partners and others in a way that fosters information sharing and learning, collaboration that leads to positive and strategic conservation actions, and leveraging of resources to increase the impact and influence of the Coastal Plain stewardship and fire management programs within the region.
Apply here by 11:59 ET June 24, 2020.Continue Reading