Yale University has compiled 13 reports on climate change that have been compiled thus far in 2020.
“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.”
Contact person: Brett Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) has launched their new Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment feature. For more information on the capabilities of this new mapping and assessment tool register for their Introductory Webinar scheduled for July 21st at 3:00 PM ET. You can also read more about the new Risk Assessment feature on this flier (.pdf).Continue Reading
The Simple Smoke Screening Tool is back! The Southern Fire Exchange previously hosted this tool on our website but we lost the ability to run it following our website migration in March 2020. Thanks to the Florida Forest Service, this easy to use smoke plotting tool has a new home and host on the Florida Forest Service “Fire Tools and Downloads” webpage. The Florida Forest Service is hosting this tool as a resource for prescribed burners across the U.S. so be sure to join us in sharing your appreciation!
Simple Smoke Screening Tool is an easy to use online tool for plotting a potential smoke impact area using a set of basic input parameters (location, area burned, wind direction, fuel type and ignition method). The Simple Smoke Screening Tool is similar to the manual protractor method for screening smoke impacts. The Simple Smoke Screening Tool was originally developed by the Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium and hosted by Southern Regional Extension Forestry at the University of Georgia. Around 2015 it was upgraded to include a .kml output and hosted by the Southern Fire Exchange. Starting in July 2020 it has been hosted by the Florida Forest Service.Continue Reading
The Assistant State Forester is an unclassified full-time position with the Alabama Forestry
Commission, which is based in Montgomery, Alabama. By state law, this position will be filled by
appointment of the Forestry Commission, with the approval of the Governor. This is a non-merit
appointment, and the Assistant State Forester will serve at the pleasure of the Commission.
This position involves highly responsible administrative professional work in the field of forestry with
an opportunity to immediately employ organizational leadership, add to the Commission’s evolving
successes, and enjoy a competitive salary with great benefits to include accumulation of annual, sick,
and holiday leave, and health insurance and retirement benefits. The successful candidate will be
responsible for serving as chief assistant to the State Forester with oversight of the four regions that
comprise the Alabama Forestry Commission as well as other tasks assigned by the State Forester.
Emphasis is placed upon the knowledge and application of specialized techniques inherent to agency
operations. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
By state law, any candidate for the position of Assistant State Forester must hold at least a bachelor’s
degree in forestry, forest management or forest engineering and have considerable forestry
experience. Additionally, any well-qualified candidate will have the following preferred qualifications:
• Be a Registered Forester licensed to practice forestry in the State of Alabama.
• Ten years of progressively responsible experience with organizational management in forest
management, and/or wildland fire mitigation or suppression, including experience at the level
of a Work Unit Manager or higher with the Alabama Forestry Commission or an equivalent
position with another organization
• Supervisory experience in program management, administration, budgeting and operations
with proven organizational and communication skills
• Evaluation of training and experience as indicated on resume and a personal interview.
HOW TO APPLY
• Apply by submitting cover letter and resume to Alabama Forestry Commission Personnel
Office by email: email@example.com. For additional information please
contact Nikki Barnes at (334) 462-7159.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
• Submissions meeting the minimum requirements will be considered for interview.