The abstract submission deadline for the 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference has been extended to May 6. The conference will take place in Wilmington, NC October 20-23, 2020.Continue Reading
The Southern Fire Exchange recently contributed to a new informational guide from NC State Extension titled Wildland Fire Programming – A Guide for Extension and Outreach Professionals. The guide includes tips for hosting prescribed fire demonstrations, fire festivals, field tours and prescribed fire related workshops. Natural resource and forestry Cooperative Extension agents will certainly want to check out this guidebook as well as anyone who works in public outreach related to fire.
SFE also has several webinars related to this topic:
The brand new Wildfire Risk to Communities interactive map and data visualization tool provides individuals, communities, leaders, agencies and cooperatives seamless wildfire risk information for all 50 states. The interactive browser-based map data and reports are available at the community, county and state levels. The tool is intended to provide citizens and decision makers with information that can help them to understand wildfire risk based on hazards and vulnerabilities. This information can assist with scenario planning, fuel treatment prioritization and a wide array of fire adapted community related processes. Wildfire mitigation specialists will definitely want to check out this resource.Continue Reading
The open-access MDPI journal Remote Sensing is seeking submissions for an upcoming special issue titled “Fires on Forest Environments”. Manuscript submissions are due October 31, 2020.
From the call for papers:
The increase frequency and damage that fires cause in natural ecosystem is becoming a global fingerprint of climate change. Recent fires in California, Europe and the Amazon basin are a clear example of the need for accurate monitoring and assessment of conditions of fires and the conditions that can cause then, respectively. In this special issue, we would like to explore the role of fires and its monitoring and assessment via remote sensing technologies. We invite those researchers interested on the topics above to submit their contributions. As climate change becomes more predominant, and ecosystems become more responsive to natural and human induced fires, there is a pressing need to build consensus and knowledge base on fire remote-sensing topics. Therefore, regular, methods and synthesis papers are invited.
Prof. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
Dr. Joanne Nightingale
SFE’s Fire Lines newsletter received the 2020 Gold Award from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) for best Newsletter or Series of Articles. In 2019, SFE’s Lessons Learned from Hosting Learn-n-Burn Events webinar received the Gold Award for best Televised Conference – Video Conference – Webinar.Continue Reading
A series of recorded talks from the Advanced Fire Environment Learning Unit are now posted online. The 2020 series included presentations on updates to FlamMap, Red Flag Warnings and Quantitative Risk Assessments.Continue Reading
Our partners at the Southeast Prescribed Fire Update have posted a brand new April issue of the Driptorch Digest. The e-newsletter includes regional prescribed fire news, funding opportunities, training resources and research. This issue includes additional curated resources that can provide the prescribed fire community with information that may support making fire management decisions during the COVID-19 global pandemic.Continue Reading
The 4th Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop will be held in the South in Asheville, North Carolina this fall (October 26-30, 2020). This is will be the first time that the Southern Region has hosted the workshop and the Southern Fire Exchange expects to have a presence at this annual event.
The call for workshop / special session proposals (pdf) is out and proposals are due by June 15, 2020.Continue Reading
The recently published volume 16 of the open access journal Fire Ecology includes several peer-reviewed research articles relevant to the fire management and research communities in the South. Remember: open access publications allow for free access to the materials without access or subscription charges. Here are some of the most recent articles that you may find interesting: