The Fire Management Board has released a memo with the requirements and COVID-19 mitigations for medical exams, work capacity tests, and training for the 2021 fire season.Continue Reading
The latest Southern Fire Exchange fact sheet is now available! The fact sheet covers Recent Research on Perceived Risks, Legal Liabilities, and Insurance Coverage Associated with Prescribed Burning on Private Lands and was authored by Dr. Rajan Parajuli, Jennifer Fawcett, and Laurel Kays.Continue Reading
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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