LANDFIRE’s most recent Postcard newsletter includes important updates including information on the rollout of LANDFIRE 2019 and upcoming LANDFIRE “office hours.”Continue Reading
In 2020, America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) launched a new working group, Longleaf for All, as an ongoing commitment to be an advocate and partner for minority and unserved landowners, as well as minority professionals in the field of forestry and longleaf restoration.Continue Reading
Join the Forest Stewards Guild, NC Forest Service, and other practitioners for a virtual learning experience. This video discusses the basics of prescribed fire, and the tools needed for private forest landowners to burn their own land. In this video practitioners answer frequently asked questions specifically about how fire in the mountains is ecologically beneficial.Continue Reading
Texas Longleaf Implementation Team (TLIT) and Texan by Nature (TxN) are working together to restore more longleaf in East Texas by securing additional cost-sharing opportunities through strategic partnerships. They groups aim to amplify their restoration impacts in East Texas by identifying possible landowner partners. To that end, they have developed a short survey.Continue Reading
The National Association of State Foresters is now accepting nominations for the following 2021 NASF Awards:
Current Achievement Award for Forest Public Policy
Current Achievement Award for Fire Protection
Current Achievement Award for Forest Resource Management
Current Achievement Award for Urban and Community Forestry
Current Achievement Award for Communications
Current Achievement Award for Leadership
Current Achievement Award for Partnerships
Lifetime Achievement Award
Click here to access the online awards nomination form. Only nominations submitted on or before Friday, July 23 through this online form will be considered. Descriptions of the awards and guidelines for selection are included on the first page of the online form.
The 2020 and 2021 NASF Award winners will be recognized with an in-person presentation at the 2021 NASF Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.
Those with questions can contact NASF Communications Coordinator Hannah Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.Continue Reading
In an effort to boost its chances of becoming California’s third polytechnic university, Humboldt State University this week announced plans for several new science and engineering programs.
HSU will submit proposals for Applied Fire Science & Management, Cannabis Studies, Data Science, Energy Systems Engineering, Engineering & Community Practice, Geospatial Information Science & Technology, Marine Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering to California State University officials for consideration for Fall 2023.Continue Reading
Smoke in wildfire prone states is a growing health concern, especially for vulnerable populations. EPA is collaborating with partners to develop guidance to protect those who are in schools, commercial buildings and other public buildings from wildfire smoke exposure. A newly released interim guide provides recommendations and processes for developing a smoke readiness plan for commercial buildings that can be implemented when smoke is forecasted and during smoky days.Continue Reading
The NWCG Guide to Fire Weather Forecasts, PMS 425, is for firefighters at all experience levels and for early- to mid-career fire weather meteorologists to guide them on the field expectations of their forecasts. Furthermore, it establishes mandatory and optional fire weather forecast variables for Incident Fire Weather Forecasts as produced by Incident Meteorologists (IMETs).
The content of Fire Weather, PMS 425-1, is now available for reference electronically. This guide, originally published in 1970, gives detailed information on fire weather and meteorological processes.Continue Reading
The Longleaf Alliance works with multiple partners to provide longleaf pine seedling funds to landowners. In 2020, The Longleaf Alliance, planted 3.2 million longleaf pine seedlings on private and public lands in collaboration with restoration partners.
If interested in requesting financial assistance for an longleaf project for the 2021-2022 planting season, use the link below to submit your request by July 31st.
Submitting a request does not guarantee that funds will be available, but does allow us to more efficiently track those landowners or partners that are in need of assistance.Continue Reading