This is a film about the Gopher Tortoises of Red Hill at Archbold Biological Station. The star of the show is a female tortoise first measured by Dr. Jim Layne in 1968. That was the year Layne, Archbold’s first Research Director, began the long-term study of tortoises on Red Hill. Known as the ‘Queen of Red Hill’, this long-lived tortoise has presided over her sandhill kingdom for more than six decades. However, the Queen and other Red Hill residents came close to losing their unique home.Continue Reading
Check out the video from this years Learn & Burn Field Day where Virginia landowners discovered the many benefits of using prescribed fire to help manage their land. Participants also received hands-on training on how to conduct a safe and effective controlled burn.Continue Reading
In letters to the leadership of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies this week, the nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters underscored the value of the Joint Fire Science programContinue Reading
Nada Hassanein, Tallahassee Democrat
Even as elected officials blame the Limerock Wildfire that gutted dozens of homes in Eastpoint on an errant prescribed fire, forestry scientists are urging caution about assigning fault.
Following an announcement from Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam that the Franklin County wildfire was sparked by a prescribed burn, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is suspending its prescribed burn program. But prescribed burns are an important part of preserving habitats for native plants and animals.
Eaves and embers – tips for staying safe | Wildland fire shelter webinar | Preparation helps save a community – twice | 7 tips to protect your homeContinue Reading
FTEM has been incorporated into IFTDSS with an easy to use map-based interface to record fuels treatment and wildfire interactions.Continue Reading
October 29 – November 9
Wesleyan Camp, SC
Do want you to be a part of the first Prescribed Fire Training Exchange in the Appalachians with planned aerial ignition? Apply Before June 29
Published quarterly by the Association for Fire Ecology, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management.Continue Reading
Analysis of the literature suggests nearly half of the full community costs of wildfires are paid at the local community level by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and homeowners. Almost all wildfire costs accrued at the local level are the result of long-term damages such as landscape rehabilitation, lost business and tax revenues, degraded ecosystem services, depreciated property values, and impacts to tourism and recreationContinue Reading