Conservation Legacy North Carolina is hiring for two crews with terms beginning June 8. A BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Conservation Corps Trail Crew will be based in Cherokee, NC and a Field Crew open to all applicants will be based in Durham NC.Continue Reading
RX-301/341 and RX-410 will be offered in May and June.
These sessions include self-paced (asynchronous) material that students can complete ahead of time as well as virtual sessions with instructors to create a better adult learning experience and more flexibility for busy schedules.
Note – for RX 301/341 the lead instructor is requesting that 1 coach is provided for each 5 students in the course. Coaches must be an RXB2 or burn boss equivalent within their Agency’s requirements and be able to speak to the Agency’s specific requirements. Coaches roles will include:
- Review the course content
- Lead discussion in a group of students during breakout rooms
- Answer questions from the students outside of the breakout rooms
- Evaluate the students and give recommendation on pass/fail
Individuals who do not have access to a coach can still apply and may be accepted based on availability.
Those with questions can contact Jennifer Mueller, jennifer@emberalliance.
In this issue:
ESSAY – Burning the (Cumberland) Plateau
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT – Fire Effects on Eastern Box Turtles
SPOTLIGHT – Meet Andy Radomski, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
HOT SPOTS – Eastview Barrens State Nature Preserve (Kentucky)
HEADS UP! – Fire/Fuels Monitoring Workshop, OSU Drones/Fire Fact Sheet!
UPCOMING EVENTS – (Fire) Science Educators (Virtual) Workshop, 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, and lots more!
The May 2021 issue of the Driptorch Digest is now available. The monthly newsletter from NC State University’s Southeast Prescribed Fire Update highlights news, events, funding opportunities, job postings, and other information relevant to the Southeastern prescribed fire community.Continue Reading
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is excited to add a Natural Resources Specialist to our team! This position will participate in and oversee the management of invasive species at Latta Nature Preserve. The incumbent will also perform a variety of technical tasks in support of habitat restoration, natural resource management, and flora and fauna inventory. In addition, they will be a key member of the Natural Resources team in managing and improving the nature preserves and natural communities. This full-time position will primarily work Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm at Latta Nature Preserve.
NWCG has issued a safety warning noting that lock rings may unexpectedly detach from drip torches.
A lock ring detached from a full drip torch that a firefighter carried horizontally on a pack. Fuel spilled out of the drip torch and ignited, and the firefighter sustained burn injuries. Following this incident, other firefighters have reported lock rings loosening during burn operations.
To lessen the likelihood of having a lock ring detach, when tightening, ensure that the lock ring
engages threads for at least 1-1/2 full turns (540° minimum). Any less may indicate inadequate thread
engagement and could lead to a possible detachment of the lock ring. If the lock ring becomes tight with
less than one full turn (360°), assume that the components are mismatched; DO NOT USE
Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program we have been working hard on scrub restoration across the region, in hopes of increasing Scrub Jay populations in South Brevard.
Both positions close May 3.
This position is responsible for coordinating and administering environmental land management and land use services to fulfill parks and conservation management plan requirements and Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) objectives. This is a supervisory position that will be based out of the Odessa area in the northwest region of Hillsborough County, FL.
The job duties emphasize team leadership, prescribed burning, exotic control, site security, public recreation and ecosystem restoration.Continue Reading
In a new study published in JAMA Dermatology, an examination of 8049 dermatology clinic visits by 4147 patients found that short-term wildfire-associated air pollution exposure was significantly associated with increased rates of weekly appointments. The increases were seen in pediatric and adult appointments for atopic dermatitis and in pediatric appointments for itch.Continue Reading