In this January 2021 CBS Mission Unstoppable episode, University of Florida fire ecology professor and Southern Fire Exchange program Principle Investigator Dr. Rae Crandall uses match stick forests, metal trees, and a recent prescribed fire to explain basic principles of fire behavior and effects. This short five minute video would be a great introduction to fire in the Southeast.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
Host: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Presenters: Naomi Stephens (NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service), Prof Ross Bradstock (University of Wollongong), Dr Hamish Clarke (University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University)
A website specifically designed for fire and land managers, the Prescribed Burning Atlas is a tool to inform prescribed burning strategies and tailor them to outcomes that will best reduce the risk in a target area within available budgets. Backed by eight years of CRC research incorporating thousands of fire simulations, the Atlas compares the level of risk reduction achieved from different combinations of prescribed burning techniques and compares the costs of different mitigation options and their effect on reducing the likelihood of life loss, property loss and environmental values, as well as the effects of climate change on prescribed burning effectiveness. This webinar will provide you with the full details and a guided tour of the Prescribed Burning Atlas, explaining how the website can support organisations to make the best decisions about where and how to undertake prescribed burning for different areas across New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland.
Additional information about the webinar can be found here.Continue Reading
The CDC has recently (May 11th) released a new list of Wildland Firefighters COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to provide information for wildland firefighters and natural resource management program leaders. Click. Read. Share and discuss with your team.Continue Reading
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension recently released a new prescribed fire guidebook “Prescribed Fire: A Tool for Landowners Large and Small” for private landowners and Cooperative Extension Agents. The 24 page guide has a focus on burning in Texas, but the information maybe relevant to neighboring states and other regions. The guide discusses Texas prescribed fire laws and liability concerns, equipment, planning tools, funding opportunities and resources.Continue Reading