The combined National Park Service 2022 Fire Effects Monitor job announcement has been posted to USAJOBS (USAJOBS – Job Announcement). Please note the cut-off date of 2/8/2022 (applicants who apply before this cut-off will receive first consideration). There are three positions based in Luray, Virginia.Continue Reading
The Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund request for proposals (RFP) expects to award approximately $5.6 million in federal and private sector funding in support of projects that restore, enhance and maintain longleaf pine on private and public lands to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. Limited funding also is available to support bottomland hardwood restoration and enhancement activities as outlined within the RFP.
In pursuit of habitat and species restoration goals, applicants are encouraged to prioritize projects that also address co-benefits and engage local communities and historically underserved landowners:
- Conservation Co-Benefits: Projects that will implement habitat restoration or improvement practices that benefit wildlife while also sequestering carbon and/or protecting and improving water quantity or quality are encouraged.
- Community Impact and Engagement: Projects that incorporate outreach to communities, foster community engagement, and pursue collaborative management leading to measurable conservation benefits are encouraged.
All proposals must specifically address how projects will directly and measurably contribute to the longleaf pine and associated species goals outlined in the Longleaf Forest and Rivers Business Plan.
Full proposals are due Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
An applicant webinar will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 2:00pm Eastern Time [Register here]
For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact Jon Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).Continue Reading
The St. Johns River Water Management district is hiring two Land Manager positions in Palm Bay and Lake Apopka, Florida. They are also advertising an Invasive Plant Technician based in Sunnyhill, Florida. These are all positions that would involve prescribed fire application and use. Job application period closes January 30th. More info here.Continue Reading
The Department of Army at Ft. Stewart, Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for one vacant Forestry Technician, GS-0462-07 position. The vacancy announcement is open through 31 Jan 2022 and is open to all USCitizens.
Details can be found at the following USAJOBS link:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/631638600
The Ember Alliance is looking for feedback to improve two documents they have produced: the TREX medical planning guide and TREX training activity guide!
The TREX Medical Risk Management Guide (https://bit.ly/3mTXgFH) aims to improve medical safety planning of training events whereas the Pocket Medical Risk Management Guide (http://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationPractices/FireLandscapes/HabitatProtectionandRestoration/Training/TrainingExchanges/Documents/TREX-Toolkit/TREX-Medical-Risk-Management-Pocket-Guide.pdf) is primarily used to improve medical safety in the field. The TREX Activity Workbook (http://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationPractices/FireLandscapes/HabitatProtectionandRestoration/Training/TrainingExchanges/Pages/TREX-Activity-Workbook.aspx) is a collection of useful training activities presented in a “plug and play” format. These links will take you directly to these documents.
Please help and take the improvement surveys via these links:
TREX Medical Risk Management Guide and Pocket Medical Risk Management Guide improvement survey (https://bit.ly/3mRoH2Z)
TREX Activity Workbook improvement survey (https://bit.ly/3qNdfqj)
Destin Kee, University of Georgia
Tyler Aldworth, Colorado State University
Dr. Jesse Abrams, University of Georgia
Webinar Description: The Shared Stewardship Strategy was launched by the U.S. Forest Service in 2018 as a means to promote management across ownerships and jurisdictions in pursuit of common goals regarding restoration, fire risk reduction, and the management of water and other resources. Since that time, 28 states have signed Shared Stewardship memoranda of understanding with the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies committing to working in partnership. This webinar reports on findings from preliminary research on Shared Stewardship implementation in seven states east of the Rocky Mountains (AR, FL, GA, MA, NE, NC, TX), focusing on understandings of “Shared Stewardship,” perceived opportunities and challenges to working across boundaries, and changes instituted to date. We will also discuss commonalities and contrasts with Shared Stewardship implementation in western states where federal lands are more abundant. Following the presentations there will be time for audience Q/A with the speakers.Continue Reading
December was warm with several temperature records broken across the Southeast region. Recent precipitation events have improved streamflows and reduced some of the drought severity across the region. A cold outbreak later this month could freeze some areas, but should not reach too far into Florida. This month’s topical presentation discussed hourly precipitation trends in the Southeast.Continue Reading
The Longleaf Alliance (TLA) is seeking an experienced Technical Assistance and Training
Specialist (TA&TS) to advance longleaf restoration in the western portion of the natural range (Mississippi,
Louisiana, and east Texas). The position is Full Time with partial funding already secured for four years, with
abundant opportunities to continue to secure funding to grow and extend the work.
The Call for Presentations deadline has been extended to January 31st for Pasadena.
The deadline remains January 31st for Melbourne.
At this time, it is IAWF’s intention to host the in-person conference, however, they are prepared to pivot as needed due to COVID-19.Continue Reading