“When comparing how smoke from wildfires and prescribed burns affected children, “we saw worse effects from the wildfire,” says Dr. Mary Prunicki, who directs air pollution and health research at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. In a study published in the journal Allergy in 2019, her team found that children who lived near where a wildfire occurred suffered more severe respiratory and immune effects than those who lived near a prescribed burn.”Continue Reading
The Communications Director serves as the organization’s lead in the design and implementation of communication strategies and promotion of SGSF activities to internal and external audiences. Promoting current media campaigns, such as Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives, will be a priority. The Communications Director reports to the Southern Group of State Foresters Executive Committee.
Apply by January 31 for full consideration.Continue Reading
Northern Arizona University School of Forestry seeks to fill one PhD position funded through a Teaching Assistantship. This position will focus on spatial patterns of wildfire disturbance related to forest dynamics, post-fire recovery, and biodiversity conservation in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. The PhD student will participate in and conduct investigations to quantify impacts of fire severity, fire frequency (e.g., short interval repeat fires), time since fire, and patch size and isolation on forest structure, composition, and regeneration dynamics. Applicants should possess strong analytical skills, applied knowledge of remote sensing and spatial analysis, working knowledge of statistical and ecosystem models, and ability to work with and manage large spatial databases.
The position start date is Fall 2021. The recipient of this position will work 20 hours a week as teaching assistant, and will receive an annual stipend, university health insurance, and a tuition waiver. Funding is available until the completion of the degree.
- All of the requirements for admission to the NAU School of Forestry PhD program
- A research-based MS degree in forestry, ecology, natural resources, biology, or a related field
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to implement complex, applied statistical analyses in R
- A genuine interest in and experience relevant to fire and forest ecology
- Experience acquiring and managing large datasets, including metadata documentation
- Experience with field sampling, including logistics and off-trail navigation
- Experience with GIS and geospatial software, data, and analytical methods
- Ability to work independently and to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines
- Excellent written and oral communication, ability to prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and share results through webinars, conference talks, and fact sheets
- Experience working with spatial data sets in Google Earth Engine
- Experience as a college-level teaching assistant in forestry, ecological, biological, or environmental sciences or natural resources management
- Strong self-motivation, determination and ability to work in unstructured environments
How to apply
Please send the following documents to Dr. Andrea Thode email (email@example.com) and Dr. Rachel Loehman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 22, 2021 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis following that date):
- A one-page cover letter clearly stating experience, qualifications, and research interests
- A current CV describing your education and experience relevant to the position
- A recent writing sample (e.g., peer reviewed publication, thesis, etc.)
- Contact details for three references (including at least one academic reference)
Additional materials may be requested later in the process. Please note that the successful applicant must be based on the Flagstaff campus for the duration of the degree. Requests to study remotely will not be considered (excepting COVID issues).Continue Reading
The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Living With Fire Special Projects Manager with Cooperative Extension. The Living With Fire (LWF) Program is a statewide interagency effort coordinated by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) that teaches communities to live more safely in wildfire prone regions. This position will work on short-term projects that are dictated by grant funding. The Special Projects Manager will work closely with the entire LWF team and will be directly supervised by the Living With Fire Director. In the short-term, the Special Projects Manager will be leading and coordinating the development of a fire-science curriculum for northern Nevada and contributing to other statewide programming. Future project focus will be determined by grant funding. The job duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following: lead and coordinate the development of a high school fire science curriculum for Northern Nevada; build relationships with stakeholders to develop curriculum; work with Extension 4-H program to recruit a network of high school teachers; coordinate and deliver “teach the teacher” trainings; develop project status reports including budget, deliverables and project timelines.Continue Reading
The Orianne Society is looking for a Director for the Longleaf Savannas Initiative. This position acts as the supervisor for The Orianne Society’s Land Management and Species Inventory programs in the Longleaf Savannas Initiative and manager over the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve. Apply by January 5, 2021.Continue Reading
The Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) now offers a minimum travel time fire spread (MTT), or short term fire behavior model. Uses include contingency and holding plans for prescribed fire, estimating wildfire impacts to values at risk, and potential wildfire threats to fuel breaks.Continue Reading
The Nature Conservancy in the NC Sandhills is providing a RT-130 virtual class on December 15, 2020 from 0800-1200.
Please sign up using this Google Form: TNC NC Sandhills RT-130
A Zoom link for the RT-130 will be sent on Monday, December 14th. Please make sure you have signed up before that time.Continue Reading
The Conservation Intern (CI) and Fellow (CF) works throughout Montana and surrounding states with a selected partner agency referred to as a host site. They make a measurable difference in local and state conservation efforts while gaining valuable hands-on professional skills in natural resources.
Applications for all positions due February 14, 2021.Continue Reading
The newly released NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire contains information on prescribed fire smoke management techniques, air quality regulations, smoke monitoring, modeling, communication, public perception of prescribed fire and smoke, climate change, practical meteorological approaches, and smoke tools. It serves as the textbook in support of NWCG’s RX-410, Smoke Management Techniques course which is required for the position of Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2).
Hard copies will be available to order in January 2021. Visit NFES Catalogs and Ordering Information for availability and pricing.Continue Reading