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
• Establish and sample vegetation and fuels in fire effects monitoring plots
• Accurately, rapidly and efficiently identify all plants to species species in field
• Navigate to and from plots using compass, maps and GPS.
• Work cooperatively as a member of a crew, as well as independently.
• Field work is approximately 80% to 90% of the work.
• Office work includes entering and quality checking data as well as downloading field data.
• This is a field position which regularly involves exposure to severe weather (high heat and humidity), ticks, and
mosquitoes and carrying heavy gear in rough terrain.
• Although principle duties will be collecting and processing vegetation data, the incumbent is required to possess a red card upon entry and will, at times, serve as member of the fire crew on prescribed and wildland fires. Duties may include collecting weather and fire behavior data, assisting with fire suppression, and completing fuel reduction projects.
Job Title/Grade: Biological Science Technician (Fire Effects Monitoring/or Botany/Plants), GS0404-05.
Per Hour: $18.55 hr. Apply when job announcement posts Dec 21, 2020 at www.usajobs.gov
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The National Park Service Great Lakes Fire Management Zone is hiring fire positions, including permanent positions, to be based at Indiana Dunes National Park. All positions close Friday, December 18.
The FWC’s Northeast Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to serve as the Lead Area Biologist on the 65,333 acre Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Osceola County, Florida. This position is in the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section and is responsible for habitat management and restoration activities including application of prescribed fire, mechanical treatments, and exotic plant management throughout the area. The position will lead a team of 8 full-time employees as well as several seasonal positions to accomplish FWC objectives on the WMA. The successful candidate will lead an active prescribed burn team that burns approximately 18,000-20,000 acres per year to maintain and restore a variety of natural communities including mesic and wet flatwoods and dry and wet prairie to benefit game, non-game and imperiled wildlife and plant species. This position will coordinate with other sections within FWC and partner agencies to assist with recovery efforts of the critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This position leads active monitoring programs for threatened and locally important species including Bachman’s sparrow, northern bobwhite, bats, and red-cockaded woodpecker. Job duties will also include planning, development and maintenance of projects facilitating public recreational opportunities including public hunt management, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, and other land management tasks as needed.
This position is responsible for assisting with the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, annual work plans, budget proposals, project specifications, area regulations, and reports. In addition, the applicant will interact professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations. Occasional travel is required to attend regional and divisional meetings and trainings.
Posting closes December 9, 2020.Continue Reading
The Restoration Technician will coordinate with staff from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, private landowners, and other partners to implement controlled burns and pre- and post-burn ecological monitoring. Responsibilities will include fire line construction and maintenance, monitoring fuel conditions, burn implementation and mop up, equipment maintenance, vegetation and avian monitoring, and data entry and compilation. As such, the Restoration Technician participates as a member of the Conservancy’s statewide fire management team, with assignments primarily limited to the western mountains. Accomplishing most of these duties requires the Restoration Technician to effectively communicate between, work with, and often lead diverse teams of other Conservancy or partner agency staff, volunteers, and interns. Other responsibilities may include routine preserve management such as, road and trail maintenance, gate construction and repair, sign installation, land-asset monitoring, field station maintenance, and other related stewardship activities. The Restoration Technician may also lead or assist with preserve and project field trips, public workshops, development of interpretive materials, and outreach initiatives.
This is a one-year full time position with benefits.
For more information or to apply visit https://careers.nature.org, search job ID # is 49165.Continue Reading
The North Carolina State Parks Resource Management Program is hiring for two positions, Resource Management Crew Technician and Burn Crew Technician. Links to detailed application information are below.Continue Reading