Join the Southern Fire Exchange, the Fire Science Exchange Network, and others as we participate in this hybrid-virtual conference!
From the conference webpage:
The Association for Fire Ecology is excited to host this event with Tall Timbers at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, November 30 to December 4, 2021. The Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of in-person and virtual learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. It is shaping up to be a groundbreaking and meaningful event that we hope you will join either in person or virtually!
The Southern Fire Exchange, Tall Timbers, and other partners are helping to arrange for an exciting lineup of fire science field trips in the North Florida region. Confirmed field trips will visit Eglin Air Force Base, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, and Deer Lake State Park to learn about their prescribed fire management programs.Continue Reading
4th Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
October 4-7, 2021
Hard Truths, Fantastic Failures and Magnificent Successes of Cross-Boundary, Landscape Level and Community-Wide Implementation
From the conference website:
Since the inception of The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy , we have learned that there are multiple “hard truths” of living with fire that must be accepted in order to make meaningful progress towards the three national goals of Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities and a Safe, Effective, Risk-Based Wildfire Response. We have also experienced multiple opportunities where learning continues around:
- Significant wildland fire events that are changing the way future fires are addressed,
- “Fantastic Failures” where alignment of ideas and resources did not produce the desired outcomes,
- “Magnificent Successes” where collaborative, cross-boundary collaboration, prioritization and investments have led to better wildland fire and landscape scale outcomes,
The 4th National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will center on these themes, and focus sharply understanding how the guiding principles and management options are making meaningful progress towards the three goals, to create a learning environment for attendees.
Registration is now open for in-person and virtual attendance at the 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in Miramar Beach, Florida from November 30th – December 4th, 2021. Opportunities for sponsorship, exhibit booths, and presentations are still available. The workshop will feature a selection of optional fire science field tours co-sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange to fire managed lands in Northwest Florida.Continue Reading
See below for a timely update from the planning team responsible for the upcoming Southern Area RT-300 / Burn Boss Refresher event coming up November 29th – December 2nd in Chattanooga, TN. Registration and more information.
We invite you and your organization to participate in the 2021 Southern Area Interagency Prescribed Fire Training for Burn Bosses and Agency Administrators which will be held November 29 – December 2, 2021 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga TN.
The key word this year is interagency – and that means more than just federal agencies. We are welcoming federal, state, tribes, non-government organizations, academia; really anyone who participates in prescribed burning to attend. Yes, the various agency requirements for certification normally included at RT-300 will be covered but there is so much more to the 2021 event. This year we have curriculum for agency administrators as well as burn bosses. Plus, this event provides an opportunity to share the latest and greatest technology, information, techniques and successes within the prescribed fire community. The event is meant to be a learning experience for all that attend, an opportunity to build relationships, and discuss key issues in prescribed fire, monitoring and ecosystem management and restoration. The workshop is organized conference-style, and all participates will pre-register for a subset of sessions over 3 days.
How can you and your organization participate?
- Register and participate in the training: This training will include multiple sessions covering over 20 topicsincluding monitoring, ecosystem management, firing techniques, risk decision making, working with the public and writing better burn plans. Plan to arrive in Chattanooga on November 29 to sign in. Register Here.
- Display posters about your organization or programs: Use this opportunity to relay your organization’s mission, recruit personnel or share your accomplishments. Posters will be displayed throughout the convention center and will not be staffed.
- Informational Poster: Agencies and organizations, please take this opportunity to brag about your program and accomplishments. Your agency or group may be sponsoring a contest for the best poster submission!
- Research Poster: We don’t want you to create a new poster, but rather reuse posters you have created for other meetings or conferences and share them with a new audience. You do not need to attend to share your poster.
Contact Beth Buchanan at email@example.com for more information on poster displays. Sorry, your material cannot be returned but we may redisplay it at future events.
- Information Tables and Technology Room Booths: We are hosting information tables and a technology room where you can interact with attendees throughout the event.
- Information tables with brochures, displays or handouts will be located throughout the center and students can visit during breaks and lunch.
- The Technology Room will be a session that participants can enroll in allowing them several hours dedicated to learning about the latest technologies of their choice. If you have tools or software that would best be explained in an individual or small-group session, please sign up to demo in the Tech Room.
Contact George Custer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about booths. George can help determine the best use of your information at a Tech Room booth or information table.
To contribute a poster please go to this link Posters
To provide an information booth use this link Information Booth
And if you’d like to join the Tech Room, use this link Tech Room
We look forward to having representation from all the organizations, agencies, partners and researchers who support prescribed fire in the southern area!
The 2021 International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 in Miramar Beach, Florida. The conference is being co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and Tall Timbers Research Station. The Southern Fire Exchange is supporting the conference by co-coordinating the conference field trips that will take attendees to locations around North Florida that have examples of overcoming fire management challenges and prescribed fire barriers. Proposals for conference special sessions are now being accepted and general registration will open in July. Read more about the upcoming conference and opportunities for student scholarships.Continue Reading
AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology represents the membership on the subdiscipline surface-
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Join NACD for the upcoming Winds, Water and Wildfires Virtual Summits this coming May. Disasters such as high winds, wildfires and flooding cause significant damage to natural resources in the South, North, East and West.
Conservation districts are uniquely positioned to assist communities with planning and preparedness before, during, and after disasters. Our sessions will allow you to see how conservation districts are working together with all community members to conquer the challenges facing private landowners. Success happens when landowners and agencies come together to meet the needs of our local communities.
These needs are identified in the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
For questions, please contact NACD’s Natural Resource Policy Specialist Mary Scott at email@example.com.
Click here to register for the Southeast Region’s summit on May 11 & 12 (two half-day events).Continue Reading
This blended in-person and virtual conference will feature presentations on four themes:
- The nature of evidence
- Assessing impacts in diverse ecosystems
- Human impacts and responsibility
- Technical, political, and social responses.
The in-person component will take place in Vancouver, Canada. Proposal deadlines vary, with the early proposal deadline on September 8, regular on January 6, 2021, and the late deadline closing on March 8, 2021.Continue Reading