Registration is now open for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Virtual Workshop! Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees, this event will provide leaders intent around the Cohesive Strategy moving forward and context for 2020 implementation to date. Speakers will include USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, DOI Office of Wildland Fire Director Jeff Rupert, and Washington State Forester George Geissler. Registration is free and those attending can submit topics and questions of interest in advance.Continue Reading
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) is working to understand the needs of the end-user community and identify how remotely sensed data is used. This survey is part of an ongoing, multi-faceted effort to engage with the end-user community. These survey results—along with additional data collection efforts—will be used to inform the development of the next generation of weather and environmental satellites.Continue Reading
LANDFIRE is looking for data to help update and improve our existing vegetation and wildland fuel products.
The primary focus of this data call is to collect FY 2020 disturbance and treatment activities. Disturbance and treatment data from 2017-2019 that were not previously submitted to LANDFIRE or other National Authoritative databases, are also welcome. The secondary focus is to collect both vegetation/fuel plot data and invasive species polygons or plots.
The data submission deadline is November 30, 2020. Please make every effort to submit your data by November 30, as LANDFIRE is relying heavily on user contributed data for this update. LANDFIRE is transitioning back to an update schedule after being focused on LF 2016 Remap. LANDFIRE is asking for data to be submitted earlier than in the past to help facilitate the production of annually updated products with a goal of data release before June of each year. This transition may take a couple of years to reach recognizing that several disturbance years (2017-2020) need to be cataloged and processed. For additional information visit https://www.landfire.gov/participate_refdata.php.Continue Reading
“We are seeking applicants for a permanent, full-time Wildland Firefighter position stationed at Eglin AFB through Colorado State University. Duties will include prescribed fire preparation and implementation, wildfire response, equipment operation/repair/maintenance, and fire effects monitoring to meet WFMP objectives at Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, Moody AFB, and Hurlburt Field. Advertisement can be at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/79389. Applications due by August 31st.”
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Clemson Extension will host a webinar series to help landowners and resource managers balance harvesting operations while preserving desired wildlife benefits and stand health. While pine straw is valuable to homeowners as a mulch, pine needles are also valuable to the forest, serving critical ecological functions, including helping to carry prescribed fires as a fine fuel, protecting soil and water resources, and recycling nutrients.
This is a 4-part webinar series. The first webinar takes place on Sep. 16 from 11am to 12pm. The webinar repeats at the same time on Sep. 23, 30, and Oct. 7. In order to receive CFE’s or pesticide credits you must attend all 4.
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The CDC has released a new resource with guidance on public health strategies for minimizing wildfire smoke impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics discussed include creating safe spaces indoors, considerations for face masks, and planning for wildfire and extreme heat. The new guide “Public Health Strategies to Reduce Exposure to Wildfire Smoke during the COVID-19 Pandemic” should also be used with the CDC “Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions and Resources for Air Resource Advisors and Other Environmental Health Professionals” guide.Continue Reading
Conservation Legacy is hiring a crew leader, assistant crew leader, and crew members for a new AmeriCorps Fire Crew based in Bahama, North Carolina. The work period will be August 17, 2020 – July 23, 2021.
To apply, visit the Conservation Legacy website and select Conservation Corps North Carolina under Business Unit.Continue Reading