The Tennessee Davison of Forestry is seeking an Assistant District Forester. The position is primarily responsible for implementing the Division’s wildfire programs throughout the district. Additionally, this position assists district staff in the implementation of other Division programs such as forest health, water quality and forest management. The Assistant District Forester works under the direct supervision of the District Forester.Continue Reading
Two workshops held at Tall Timbers Research Station in 2020 were recorded and are now available to watch on-demand on the Southern Fire Exchange YouTube channel.Continue Reading
The 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress is scheduled to take place November 30 to December 4, 2021 and will have options for participation both virtually and in-person at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort near Destin, Florida.
Given the uncertainty around planning an event during this time, the Association for Fire Ecology is reaching out to learn more about preferences for participation. Responses will guide our planning and decisions in the upcoming months.Continue Reading
A webinar series will be held February and March to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystem resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NIDIS and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Adaptation and Science Center, with expert speakers from the research community, tribal nations, and government agencies.Continue Reading
The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station has created a free online Introduction to the American Chestnut course. Upon completion of this course, users will understand the basic biology and silvics of the American chestnut and the factors that led to its demise. The course is interactive and accessible, and qualified for 1 CFE credit with the Society of American Foresters.Continue Reading
A survey is being conducted by many regional partners to analyze the training needs related to prescribed fire across the diverse group of practitioners in the Southeast. The results will identify needs and develop recommendations to potentially increase the availability and selection of course offerings to build capability and capacity of prescribed burners.
This survey is a collaborative effort by the SE Regional Strategy Committee for Cohesive Strategy, SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group, Southern Group of State Foresters, NC State University Extension Forestry, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientist, Forest Stewards Guild, Southern Fire Exchange, and the SE Regional Prescribed Fire Council Coordinating Group.
Please complete the survey by January 26, 2021.
The survey link is https://go.ncsu.edu/fire_