In 1971, the Florida Park Service conducted its first prescribed fire at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley.
Fifty years later, parks director Eric Draper and a group of veteran burners gathered at Falling Waters to conduct a prescribed burn.
The webinar recording of the CAFMS webinar Passenger Pigeons A Force for Forest Disturbance is now available. Originally held on July 29, 2021, the webinar covered how this extinct species impacted forests in the U.S. Presentations by Dr. Ian Thompson (Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and Ben Novak (Lead Scientists, Revive & Restore) introduce the cultural and ecological significance of passenger pigeons and consider what their disappearance means in terms of ecological disturbance processes and the implications for forest and fire management today.Continue Reading
The Missouri Tree Ring Lab has launched a National Fire Scar Survey tool. This new tool allows fire managers, foresters, and land managers to submit information and the location of fire scars. Submitting fire scars can help researchers to identify potential new fire scar collection sites to help understand historical fire patterns.Continue Reading
“For over 20 years [Tall Timbers has] been on a mission—to save the irreplaceable records of past
fires contained in the stumps of our oldest longleaf pines. This is the story of why these records are
important, how the Tall Timbers Tree-ring Lab came about, and a quick look at our research past,
present and future.”