A new Southern Fire Exchange fact sheet developed by Jennifer Fill, Ph.D., Raelene Crandall, Ph.D., and Arti Chequer explains the relationships between Eastern and Southeastern-U.S. oaks and fire. With original color illustrations, this new fact sheet explores the concept of mesophication and how how frequent fire impacts oak-hardwood regeneration. Check out the full fact sheet here (pdf).Continue Reading
A new collaborative fire science fact sheet produced by the Southern Fire Exchange, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and the University of Florida / IFAS, provides fire practitioners with timely resources for efficiently discovering and tracking new wildland fire science information. The six-page fact sheet includes a table of research databases and search engines for quickly finding publications. Download the full fact sheet.Continue Reading
A new SFE fact sheet developed by Laurel Kays, Shan Cammack, Mike Wharton, and David Godwin, provides answers to some of the most common questions natural resource professionals, extension agents, landowners, and researchers receive about prescribed fire in Georgia. Check it out here (pdf) and print some copies to have on hand at your next event or meeting.Continue Reading
The Longleaf Partnership Council (LPC) is pleased to announce a new communications fact sheet, Thriving on Fire: The Resilient Longleaf Pine. This informational product showcases longleaf pine’s unique tolerance to fire as well as highlights the economic and conservation benefit to planting longleaf and utilizing prescribed burning as a forest management practice.
The fire resiliency fact sheet is the third in a series of communications documents that was requested by the LPC in Fall 2017 to demonstrate how longleaf pine can outperform other pine species during natural disasters. The first communications document, Longleaf Resiliency: Insects and Diseases, was released in 2019, and the second, Blowing in the Wind: Advantages of Longleaf Pine in Wind Storms, was released in 2020.
The LPC’s sincere gratitude goes out to Lisa Lord of The Longleaf Alliance, Jennifer Fawcett of North Carolina State University Extension Forestry, and David Godwin of the Southern Fire Exchange and the University of Florida for writing and designing this document, and Evan Wheeler for literature review. The LPC is also very thankful to those who reviewed the content, and the funding partners at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, International Paper, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Georgia Wildlife Federation.Continue Reading
Oregon State University Extension has a new (March 2020) fact sheet that summarizes recent research on prescribed fire liability, risk, injury and insurance. The fact sheet concludes with a list of recommendations and practices for reducing risk while conducting prescribed fires. Check out the fact sheet via the link above.Continue Reading
The NEW SFE PB-Piedmont fact sheet (pdf) is out! PB-Piedmont is is a web browser-based tool for modeling nighttime and early morning smoke movement in the Piedmont region of the South. PB-Piedmont is useful for predicting where smoke and fog may accumulate at night to assess the potential for impacting roadways or smoke sensitive areas. Validation tests have shown that PB-Piedmont also works in other regions with less significant topographic relief. Check out the new fact sheet and then go try out the model yourself.