The Southern Area Burn Boss Refresher RT-300 has been rescheduled to July 19-22, 2021 at the Chattanooga, Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. See this recent update (Feb. 5, 2021) from the event organizer George Custer. More information and event registration.Continue Reading
Prescribed Burning Workshop: Wednesday (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Thursday (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Friday (8 AM – 12 Noon), May 5-7, Louisiana Ecological Forestry Center (formerly Hodges Garden), Florien, LA 71429.
The LA Ecological Forestry Center, the SW LA Forestry Association, the LSU AgCenter, and the LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will be having a workshop to enable forest landowners to burn their lands safely and legally. Topics will include fuels, burning techniques, proper tools, optimal weather conditions, smoke management, liability management, planning, fire behavior and more.
This training will begin the process of becoming LA Certified Burn Manager. The completion of five prescribed fires and their documentation will complete the process. The cost is $100. Class size is limited to the first 20 applicants. Please make check payable to SW LA Forestry Association, and send to LSU AgCenter, PO Box 609, DeRidder, LA 70634. For questions, please call 337-463-7006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Florida Natural Areas Training Academy will be offering a hybrid NWCG S-130 / S-190 introduction to wildland fire course this spring. Attendees will complete most of the course online and will be required to participate in an in-person field day at one of three different locations on four possible dates. Registration ends April 13th. Cost: $75 More information here.Continue Reading
Garret College, located in Western Maryland, will host the Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy both virtually and in-person. The last day to register is April 29, 2021.Continue Reading
The recording of the Southern Fire Exchange webinar from Thursday, February 11th “COVID-19 Impacts on Southeast Prescribed Fire and Strategies for Keeping Fire on the Ground” is now live on the SFE YouTube webinar archive. This webinar featured a research presentation on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Southeastern prescribed fire as well as a fire manager panel discussion that covered strategies for managing prescribed fire programs in 2020 and 2021. Webinar presenters included: Benjamin Poulter, Ph.D., NASA Earth Sciences Division and Morgan Varner, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station. The webinar fire manager panelists included: Greg Titus, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Brett Williams, US Air Force Wildland Fire Branch, and Sasha Ernst, Florida Park Service
Click here to view the archived webinar
Click here to download the webinar slides
Presented in a 100% virtual format via Canvas and Zoom. The course costs $50.
All participants MUST have wildland fire experience including having been on a minimum of 3 burns before taking this training and must have evidence of having completed S-130/190 (Basic Wildland Firefighter training) prior to this course.
This is a National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience who are currently qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2), and who desire to be qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) in the National Interagency Incident Management System: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1).
This course will explore fireline reference materials, communications, tactical decision making, position responsibilities, and operational leadership.Continue Reading
The Southern Fire Exchange, University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina State University, and the Southern Regional Extension Forestry collaboratively produced a new full-color 50 page guidebook for smoke management in the South. Intended for private landowners, the 2020 Smoke Management Guidebook for Prescribed Burning in the Southern Region will also be useful for students, extension agents, NRCS agents, prescribed burn associations, and prescribed burners looking to increase their smoke management knowledge. At this point, the guidebook is only available in digital (pdf) format.Continue Reading
A new short course, curated by Michigan State University’s Forest Carbon and Climate Program, will develop foundational knowledge in the relationship between climate regulation, forests, and forest carbon. In five modules, the course covers the 1) Carbon Cycle and Storage, 2) Humans, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Terrestrial Sinks, 3) Forest Ecosystems and Carbon Storage, 4) Forest Ecosystem Carbon Pools and Fluxes, and 5) Disturbances and their Carbon Impact. Each module will outline its respective learning objectives. Course content will include recorded presentations, links to online resources, and recommended reading.
|Date:||January 26, 2021, Available at 8:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM PT|
|Duration:||Six weeks, self-paced|
|Fee:||$175 for SAF Members; $220 for Nonmembers|
|CFEs:||3.5 CFEs in Category 1|
A survey is being conducted by many regional partners to analyze the training needs related to prescribed fire across the diverse group of practitioners in the Southeast. The results will identify needs and develop recommendations to potentially increase the availability and selection of course offerings to build capability and capacity of prescribed burners.
This survey is a collaborative effort by the SE Regional Strategy Committee for Cohesive Strategy, SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group, Southern Group of State Foresters, NC State University Extension Forestry, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientist, Forest Stewards Guild, Southern Fire Exchange, and the SE Regional Prescribed Fire Council Coordinating Group.
Please complete the survey by January 26, 2021.
The survey link is https://go.ncsu.edu/fire_