Developed by the NWCG Smoke Committee, the Smoke and Roadway Safety Guide provides wildland fire personnel the tools and methods to effectively plan and forecast for roadway smoke impacts and to monitor, respond to, and mitigate smoke on roadways to reduce the risk to the public and fire personnel.Continue Reading
This position’s focus will be on division properties of the Piedmont region of the state although some work entails going outside the region. This position focuses on the Resource Management Program’s stewardship work. Major areas of work include rare species protection, ecological restoration, fire management, and invasive species control. The job entails significant amounts of field work at the parks but also includes training of and providing scientific information to park staff, coordination with outside agencies and scientists. Natural resource biologists are expected to make appropriate resource management decisions in a wide variety of subjects guiding and implementing stewardship activities; collecting, maintaining and using data on the parks’ natural resources; assisting in the review and evaluation of proposed park construction projects; and coordinating with other agencies to minimize impacts to the parks from activities on adjacent lands. This position may supervise temporary employees and interns.Continue Reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will address behavioral, technical and practical aspects of interventions and communication strategies to reduce exposures and/or health risks of wildland fire smoke. Proposals are due by 11:59 PM ET on December 15, 2020.
The Longleaf Alliance (LLA) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to coordinate a
prescribed fire pilot project in the Georgia Sentinel Landscape. The GA Sentinel Landscape Pilot Project Coordinator will be focused on increasing prescribed fire within the Georgia Sentinel Landscape (GSL) as part of a 3-year pilot project. The GSL Pilot Project Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the existing prescribed fire cooperative in West Georgia, establishing a prescribed fire cooperative in Southeast Georgia, improving communication between agencies and private landowners, and increasing local capacity needed by landowners.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should include your resume, a cover letter, and at least three references. Questions can be
directed to Lisa Lord at email@example.com
The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) member agencies and organizations, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognize the critical role that wildland fire plays for many landscapes across the United States. They have released a joint vision statement with key messages on the relative benefits of prescribed fire and wildfire.Continue Reading
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is hiring two Natural Resources Technicians to work at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
This is a full-time, seasonal position that will assist the Natural Resource Manager in a variety of projects including pine stand and invasive plant management, eagle monitoring, and the maintenance of tree nurseries, dams, and dikes. Prescribed fire operations assistance is also a responsibility based on the qualifications and Red Card certification of applicants.
Further information on the posting and the organization can be found at: http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/
If you would like any more information on the position, please reach out to CEMML at: CEMML_AF_Seasonal@mail.colostate.edu with “JB Charleston” in the subject line.Continue Reading
The Ordway-Swisher Biological Station is currently advertising for a Land Manager (Conservation Scientist/Forester III) position:
The Land Manager is expected to perform conservation and operational duties at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (OSBS) in Melrose, Fl., a research and education unit of the University of Florida.
This position will participate in conservation projects related to prescribed burning, geospatial mapping, exotic-invasive species control, habitat restoration, groundcover harvesting, and basic operational duties such as road, equipment, fence maintenance and security patrolling.
The Land Manager is expected to plan and implement prescribed burns as part of the Station’s fire management program. This position supervises a Land Management Specialist and may supervise Student Conservation Association interns.
The Land Manager also coordinates the Station’s volunteer program and will supervise volunteers, including but not limited to: Conservation Work Campers and Land Management interns. They may expect to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
This position will serve as a staff member of OSBS and expected to both work in a team environment and to be capable of carrying out instructions and projects with minimal supervision.
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Recorded presentations from the joint NC Prescribed Fire Council – Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists (CAFMS) Virtual Meeting are now available on the CAFMS website and YouTube.Continue Reading
The October Driptorch Digest is now available. This newsletter for the Southeastern prescribed fire community includes the latest on the proposed RCW downlisting, gopher tortoise conservation strategy, upcoming virtual fire festivals, the fall fire outlook for the South, and much more!Continue Reading