The 2021 annual meeting will be held on August 18, 2021 at the Foothills Conference Center in Morganton, NC with a field tour scheduled for August 19, 2021.Continue Reading
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Over the three virtual mornings participants will explore topic areas that are planned with and for the diverse community interacting around fire-related issues, and seek to further understanding and communication to support continued work toward collaborative fire management and research solutions.
Registration is free and will open soon.Continue Reading
The Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils and the National Association of State Foresters just published the 2020 National Prescribed Fire Use Report. This latest report provides an annual snapshot of forestry and rangeland prescribed fire use by U.S. state and region. Starting with 2020, the report will be updated annually to capture the annual variations in prescribed fire use that come from weather and other factors. The 2012, 2015, and 2018 reports can be found here.Continue Reading
Recorded presentations are now available from the 2020 All Florida Virtual Prescribed Fire Council Meeting hosted by the Southern Fire Exchange, University of Florida, North Florida Prescribed Fire Council, Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council, and the South Florida Interagency Fire Management Council. The three Florida prescribed fire councils normally meet separately in the fall of the year, but due to the COVID19 pandemic, a joint virtual meeting was held.
Presentations addressed topics including wildland fire smoke and COVID-19 and lessons learned from Hurricane Michael. Dr. Stephen Pyne also gave a presentation titled Fire – The Other Contagion. The One Without a Vaccine.Continue Reading
Recorded presentations from the joint NC Prescribed Fire Council – Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists (CAFMS) Virtual Meeting are now available on the CAFMS website and YouTube.Continue Reading
Host: University of Georgia, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Working Lands for Wildlife, Quail Forever, East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture, the Southern Fire Exchange and the University of Florida.
Presenter: James Martin, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Since Herbert Stoddard Northern Bobwhites and prescribed fire have been strongly connected. However, prescribed fire, bobwhite ecology, and local site conditions need to be aligned for optimal bobwhite population response. This talk will discuss the context of fire frequency, scale, and seasonality for bobwhite management and restoration.
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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
**Updated 5/7/20** The North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council meeting scheduled for June 4 will be held remotely as a Zoom webinar. Registration and other details can be found in the meeting announcement below.
The Georgia Prescribed Fire Council, a statewide coalition of land managers, landowners, forestry consultants, conservation organizations, universities, and state and federal agencies promotes the safe use of prescribed fire as an essential natural resource management tool to ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. The first North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council meeting was held in 2019 at North Georgia Technical College in Jasper Ga with 200+ in attendance. The Council had plans to hold the 2020 North Georgia Prescribed Fire meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 but due to the COVID 19 restrictions on large groups, the 2020 meeting will be a virtual meeting using ZOOM technology. There will be a normal full agenda of speakers with live interaction from the audience available for questions and comments. ZOOM is very easy to use and there will be technical help for any issues. The 5-hour meeting, with breaks, will address critical issues for prescribed fire practitioners and advocates, with a special emphasis on north Georgia and its unique terrain, population, and forest types. Meeting attendees will hear from prescribed fire experts on 8 different topics as you will see on the meeting agenda.
North Georgia’s public and privately-owned forestland is a significant economic, biological, recreational, and aesthetic resource. Carefully planned prescribed fires prevent the build-up of flammable, naturally-occurring fuels that set the stage for destructive wildfires. Prescribed fire also helps ensure healthy habitat for plants and animals, including rare and endangered species in Georgia.
Continuing Forestry Education and Master Timber Harvester credits will be available for those participating in the full conference.
Join us on June 4th at 10:00 AM on your computer or other device to learn about the state of prescribed fire in North Georgia.
For more information about the Georgia Prescribed Fire Council, visit www.garxfire.com
Frank M Riley Jr. CF
Chair, Georgia Prescribed Fire Council