Neighborhoods at Risk is designed to meet community planning needs to protect people and property from the impacts of climate change. A free, web-based tool, Neighborhoods at Risk generates customized, interactive maps and reports that describe characteristics of potentially vulnerable neighborhoods (by census tract). Additionally, Neighborhoods at Risk provides community-level climate projections for temperature and precipitation.
Neighborhoods at Risk can be used to prioritize capital improvements, conduct vulnerability assessments, inform land use and policy decisions, and support FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans and Carbon Disclosure Project reporting.
Neighborhoods at Risk reports are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FEMA, Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium, First Street Foundation, and the Northeast Regional Climate Center’s Applied Climate Information System.Continue Reading
“For over 20 years [Tall Timbers has] been on a mission—to save the irreplaceable records of past
fires contained in the stumps of our oldest longleaf pines. This is the story of why these records are
important, how the Tall Timbers Tree-ring Lab came about, and a quick look at our research past,
present and future.”
The first episode of SFE’s new podcast, Friends of Fire, is now live! In this episode, “Reintroducing Fire into Long Unburned Pine Forests,” Dr. Ajay Sharma, a researcher with the University of Florida, and Shan Cammack, a practitioner with GA DNR, discuss what happens when fire is removed from a fire adapted ecosystem, best management practices of reintroducing fire into long unburned pine ecosystems, the challenges and risks of the process, the “duff problem,” and more.
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Host: US Forest Service Southern Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange and the University of Florida.
Presenter: Louise Loudermilk, Ph.D., US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Hardwood-cypress swamps, or ephemeral wetlands, that typically burned less frequently form a spatial matrix with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, causing unique patterns of low to high intensity fires, variation in smoke emissions and overall ecosystem carbon stores in these southeastern forests. At the Osceola National Forest in Florida, our group examined the effects of different long-term management practices (prescribed fire, harvest, no fire) during extreme fire weather across these two vastly different, yet intertwined ecosystems using a simulation model. This presentation will discuss how future extreme fire weather may alter future fire conditions, and how we can spatially optimize prescribed fire and timber harvest to manage wildfire risk.
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The Central Florida Land Conservation Steward (Steward) is a staff member of the Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter. SAF is responsible for implementing and managing field conservation work (e.g., wildland fire management, invasive species control, habitat restoration, etc) across Florida and stewardship of the Florida Chapter’s network of preserves. The preserves are part of TNC’s Center for Conservation Initiatives (CCI).
The CFL Land Conservation Steward (Steward) maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. They remove exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. They may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. The Steward will open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database or PC.
- Participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. This may include one or more of the following functions:
- Prescribed Fire and wildfire assistance
- Assist partners with the fire management operations
- Maintains vehicles, tools and equipment
- Implements preserve management plans
- Maintains preserve area frequented by the visiting public
- Controls and/or monitors invasive species
- Conducts volunteer work projects
To apply to position number 49048, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons found on The Nature Conservancy’s careers link above. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 27, 2020.
Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
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This is work supporting ESII, ESIII and Parks and Recreation Specialist managing land and amenities to include public access activities of Natural Areas and Trails. This position assists with habitat restoration, listed species monitoring and management of nuisance species. The position is responsible for positive visitor experiences, volunteer training and coordination and assisting with special events. This position will also assist with contract management and oversight and development of land management plans.
Support and implement all land management activities necessary to properly manage natural areas in Sarasota County.
- Natural areas management including protected species monitoring, habitat restoration, documentation of nuisance species, nuisance vegetation management (either self, through team work days, with volunteers, Sheriff’s Work Offender Program teams or contractual), implementation of nuisance and feral animal control measures and assists with ensuring archaeological and cultural resources are protected.
- Document, monitor, and treat exotic plant occurrences on county owned and/or managed lands.
- Maintain Core, Natural Areas and Aquatics pesticide applicator license.
- Work in Maximo to submit appropriate service requests for Integrated Pest Management activities.
- Assist Emergency Services with planning, organizing, preparing and conducting prescribed burns under the direction of the Fire Mitigation Specialists and Manager.
- Assist in the implementation/oversight of resource management projects to be performed by an outside contractor and/or internal work units.
- Ensures compliance to all policies, guidelines, procedures, Federal/State regulations and standards.
- All other types of work necessary to lead and/or support land management goals.