Our partners at the Southeast Prescribed Fire Update have posted a brand new July issue of the Driptorch Digest. The e-newsletter includes regional prescribed fire news, funding opportunities, training resources and research.Continue Reading
The Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) based in Tallahassee, Florida has announced their 2021 season sessions and workshops. Every year from January through June, PFTC hosts 20-day prescribed fire practical training experiences that work on task books and increase the knowledge and experience of fire professionals. PFTC participants from from across the country (and world) and represent a wide range of professional backgrounds and organizations. For more information check out the 2021 flier.Continue Reading
SCOPE (Science Communication Online Programme) is an introduction to effective science communication designed for STEM graduate students. This NSF-funded resource is free and created for those who don’t have access to live, in-person science communication training. The course is asynchronous with recorded videos, discussion boards, peer-feedback, and reading assignments. Each week of the program a new module opens, requiring approximately 2 hours to complete.
Those interested should sign up on the registration page to be added to the list the next time the course is offered. The next offering is currently schedule to launch at the end of August 2020.Continue Reading
Seven of the presentations from the 2020 North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Virtual Meeting are now archived on the Southern Fire Exchange YouTube Channel. Topics ranged from legal liability of prescribed burning to smoke models. Check out the meeting agenda (pdf). Watch the entire series or check out each presentation individually below.Continue Reading
The SFE LANDFIRE Remap in the Southeast webinar with Dr. Jim Smith, TNC LANDFIRE Program Lead, is now available on the SFE YouTube Channel. Dr. Smith discussed a new suite of changes to the LANDFIRE data layers for the region as well as some examples of how the changes appear in Southeastern landscapes. Check out the recording and visit LANDFIRE.gov for more information.Continue Reading
Fire, Volume 3, Issue 2 has been released. The issue includes many research articles, with the following that may be of specific interest to the Southern fire community:
- Long-Term Effects of Repeated Prescribed Fire and Fire Surrogate Treatments on Forest Soil Chemistry in the Southern Appalachian Mountains (USA)
- Pine Species That Support Crown Fire Regimes Have Lower Leaf-Level Terpene Contents Than Those Native to Surface Fire Regimes
- Classification of Post-Fire Responses of Woody Plants to include Pyrophobic Communities
- Immediate Effects of Prescribed Fire on Sub-Surface Water Quality in a Managed Yellow Pine Forest
From Lenya Quin-Davidson:
Last year Jeremy Bailey created an Americorps position focused on prescribed fire, and it was awesome, so he’s doing it again. It is a volunteer position, but it receives a monthly living stipend of ~$1400, plus lodging when in travel status. The actual work would be several 1 to 2 month-long assignments on prescribed fire crews in NM, AR, NE and CA. Feel free to share with other folks who would be a good fit for this kind of opportunity.
Link: Search “Americorps Prescribed Fire Member 48803” https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1
Avon Park, Florida
The Avon Park Wildland Support Module (WSM) is currently advertising a crew member position. This position will be based out of the Avon Park Air Force Range (Avon Park, FL), but will be part of the crew responsible for prescribed burning/wildfire response on Air Force lands across peninsular Florida including Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, MacDill Air Force Base and Homestead Air Reserve Base. Our new crew member will also support the USAF Wildland Fire Branch in fire activities across the nation, as needed. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in a high-tempo, interagency, constantly changing environment. https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/78071
For questions contact: Sam Ashbaugh (email@example.com)
Assistant Module Leader – Avon Park WSM
Air Force Wildland Fire Branch East Region, AFCEC
29 South Blvd, Avon Park FL
Make sure that your briefings are now including important health and safety considerations for working wildland fire during the time of COVID-19. The new “Fire and COVID-19 Briefing Checklist Decal” from the NWCG can be printed at home / work or ordered from NWCG in mid-July. Visit the NWCG download page to choose a color and download the decal pdf to stick on your IRPG.Continue Reading
Seven Springs, NC
The North Carolina State Parks burn crew is actively seeking to fill two vacancies on the burn team based out of Seven Springs, NC. The team is seeking a crew manager and a crew member. Positions will be filled ASAP. Interested candidates can contact Andrew Slack at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.