7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Nov
28
to Dec 2

7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress

FireVision 20/20 – The 7th AFE International Fire Congress

The 2017 AFE International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.

Workshops throughout the week will provide innovative training opportunities built on the research presentations. Special sessions will focus on unifying the science and applications around key management issues. Round table discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and principles.

The Congress will conclude on Saturday with field trips that demonstrate how much of the material described and discussed the rest of the week is being applied across Florida.

This Fire Congress will have workshops organized differently than past events. Previously, we held workshops all on one day and required pre-registration in order to attend. This has always been on the day before the conference opens for general sessions. In Orlando, we will be integrating workshops into each day of the conference, and many of the workshops will be “walk-in” and will not require pre-registration or pre-requisites. This is a new schedule for our events, and we hope that by integrating workshops, trainings and short courses into our daily schedule that we will improve learning opportunities and knowledge transfer. We will also be able to offer 4 full days of activities for all attendees, instead of 3 days plus a day for workshops. By doing this, we also hope to expand the range of topics and formats that are offered. Do you have content you want to share that goes beyond what you can offer in a 20 minute oral presentation? Bring us your ideas!

For more information visit - http://afefirecongress.org/

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RX 301 Prescribed Fire Training
Oct
17
to Oct 19

RX 301 Prescribed Fire Training

This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques used to perform in the role of a prescribed fire burn boss. The course material is based on the tasks found in the position task book for prescribed fire burn boss. It leads the student through the duties and responsibilities associated with the position of the prescribed fire burn boss including evaluation and implementation of a prescribed fire plan.
Course length is 26 hours.

Location Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA

For more info and the course announcement: http://www.paprescribedfire.org/calendar/eventdetail/20/-/rx-301-prescribed-fire-implementation.html

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Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting
Sep
28
8:30 AM08:30

Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

“Fire for the Future: Building Resilient Landscapes”

Tifton Campus Conference Center
Tifton, Georgia

The cost of registration includes breakfast biscuits and lunch.

Registration - $30
Registration w/student ID - $10

Deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, September 14.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.garxfire.com/events.htm

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South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting
Sep
26
to Sep 27

South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

SC PRESCRIBED FIRE COUNCIL

 

ANNUAL MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2017

Hartsville, SC

 

“Burning on Private Lands”

 

The 2017 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council (SCPFC) Meeting will be held on September 26-27 in Hartsville, SC. This is a 1.5 day workshop. The first day will be an afternoon field tour starting at 1:00 pm of several private lands in the Hartsville, SC area.  The first day will conclude around 4:30 pm.  A social and networking event will begin at 5:00 pm. The second day will be held at the Lakeview Country Club in Hartsville starting at 9:00 am. This will be a classroom format and lunch will be served.

Full agenda will be available online soon. This information will be posted on the website. WWW.SCPFC.NET Registration now open:https://tickets2017scpfc.eventbrite.com

Individuals can register for Day 1 ($25), Day 2 ($45) or Both Days ($70).  Reduced pricing available to landowners. For questions please contact Derrick Phinney, dphinne@clemson.edu or 843-563-0135 x 3

WWW.SCPFC.NET

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Call for Attached Meetings Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

Call for Attached Meetings Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Topics for workshops, special sessions, and presentations include, but are not limited to: 

20/20 Vision: Looking back, looking forward

Fire Ecology & Effects

Fire Management & Use

Fire Modeling

Climate Change & Fire History

Restoration & Resiliency

GIS & Remote Sensing

Policy Issues

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Education & Communication

Living with Fire - Cultural, Socio-Economic, Health

Smoke Management

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Virginia Prescribed Fire Council Meeting
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Virginia Prescribed Fire Council Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Virginia Prescribed Fire Council Meeting!  This year's theme is titled Fire on the Mountain: Overcoming Challenges to Forest Restoration.  Registration is capped at 100 members, so don't delay!

eeting Details:

Date: September 14 and 15, 2017
Location: Natural Bridge State Park, Rockbridge Center
6477 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Start Time: TBD


The field trip will conclude by 1200 on the 15th to allow for travel home. 

Lunch will be provided on Thursday, but NOT after the field trip on Friday.
Coffee and snacks will be provided on both days.  
Each attendee will receive a free pass to visit the Natural Bridge during the meeting. 

Accommodations: 

A block of 12 rooms has been reserved at the Natural Bridge Hotel for $91 per night, directly across from the Rockbridge Center.  Please call 540-291-2121 to make reservations; let them know you are attending the Prescribed Fire Council Meeting to receive the per diem rates. http://www.naturalbridgeva.com/ (Note: the Council is unable to pay for travel costs, so please plan accordingly.) 

To register and for updated info: https://www.vafirecouncil.com/

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North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting
Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

This year’s NC Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held September 6-7 in Asheville, NC. This meeting is a joint effort with the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists. The indoor session will be held on September 6th the Hyatt Place in Asheville, NC and a field tour will be held on September 7th. This year’s theme is “Advancing controlled burning after the 2016 historic wildfire season”.

Check here for more details: http://ncprescribedfirecouncil.org/annual_meeting.html

 

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Call for Oral Presentations Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress
Aug
1
8:00 AM08:00

Call for Oral Presentations Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Topics for workshops, special sessions, and presentations include, but are not limited to: 

20/20 Vision: Looking back, looking forward

Fire Ecology & Effects

Fire Management & Use

Fire Modeling

Climate Change & Fire History

Restoration & Resiliency

GIS & Remote Sensing

Policy Issues

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Education & Communication

Living with Fire - Cultural, Socio-Economic, Health

Smoke Management

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Call for Interactive Fire Circles Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress
Aug
1
8:00 AM08:00

Call for Interactive Fire Circles Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Topics for workshops, special sessions, and presentations include, but are not limited to: 

20/20 Vision: Looking back, looking forward

Fire Ecology & Effects

Fire Management & Use

Fire Modeling

Climate Change & Fire History

Restoration & Resiliency

GIS & Remote Sensing

Policy Issues

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Education & Communication

Living with Fire - Cultural, Socio-Economic, Health

Smoke Management

For more information and to apply, click here.

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WEBINAR: A Synthesis of Appalachian Fire History
Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

WEBINAR: A Synthesis of Appalachian Fire History

Join us for a presentation from Charles LaFon (Texas A&M University) on how fires shaped Appalachian forests before the fire exclusion era. He will discuss the recent fire history synthesis publication produced by CAFMS (available here) and current research on fire and forest composition. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

To join: https://connect.clemson.edu/firehistory/ 

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May
16
to May 18

Southern Blue Ridge FLN 12th Annual Workshop

The theme of the workshop will be “Nature-Based Solutions in the Southern Blue Ridge region”—enhancing resiliency in natural ecosystems and improving diverse wildlife habitats while also mitigating wildland fire risk to people and making wildfire is easier to live with. It will be hosted by the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains landscape. For more details and to register go to: http://www.sbrfln.com/

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Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress
May
1
8:00 AM08:00

Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Topics for workshops, special sessions, and presentations include, but are not limited to: 

20/20 Vision: Looking back, looking forward

Fire Ecology & Effects

Fire Management & Use

Fire Modeling

Climate Change & Fire History

Restoration & Resiliency

GIS & Remote Sensing

Policy Issues

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Education & Communication

Living with Fire - Cultural, Socio-Economic, Health

Smoke Management

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Call for Special Sessions Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress
Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Call for Special Sessions Deadline - 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Topics for workshops, special sessions, and presentations include, but are not limited to: 

20/20 Vision: Looking back, looking forward

Fire Ecology & Effects

Fire Management & Use

Fire Modeling

Climate Change & Fire History

Restoration & Resiliency

GIS & Remote Sensing

Policy Issues

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Education & Communication

Living with Fire - Cultural, Socio-Economic, Health

Smoke Management

For more information and to apply, click here.

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WEBINAR: Mobile Mapping - An Introduction to Avenza Maps
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

WEBINAR: Mobile Mapping - An Introduction to Avenza Maps

Presented by Jason Hattersley, USDA Forest Service

This webinar hosted by the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists will provide an overview of how you can use the Avenza Map System as a tool in the field for wildfires and controlled burns. Avenza is becoming popular on firelines because it has made mobile GIS technology easy to access across devices. It allows for quick transfer of information with downloadable maps, easy search functions, and GPS tracking abilities. Our speaker, Jason Hattersley is the Timber Sale Administrator for the George Washington Jefferson National Forest. He has extensive experience as a wildland firefighter and using the Avenza system on the ground. The 30 minute presentation will include Jason's suggestions based on his experience using the Avenza system followed by a Q&A. Please join us at 11 AM EST at
https://connect.clemson.edu/introtoavenza/

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Feb
7
to Feb 8

WORKSHOP - Burning Issue: Sparking Effective Communication About Prescribed Fire

This event is a joint workshop by the Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council, the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists, and the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange. Across the eastern US, fire managers and scientists must communicate with the public about the use of controlled burns and wildfire management on public and private lands. This workshop will offer participants a suite of social science tools and examples of successes, challenges, and lessons for communicating our message effectively.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: Impacts of the Party Rock Fire on Hickory Nut Gorge

A panel of environmental experts will present information about the long-term effects of the Party Rock Fire on the natural environment in Hickory Nut Gorge on Tuesday, January 31st at 6 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Lake Lure Municipal Building. Experts include Clint Calhoun with the Town of Lake Lure, Marshall Ellis with NC State Parks, and Michael Cheek with the NC Forest Service.

For more information, click here.

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2nd International Smoke Symposium
Nov
14
to Nov 17

2nd International Smoke Symposium

ISS2 will bring together researchers from the atmospheric sciences, the ecological sciences, mathematicians, computer sciences, climatologists, social scientists, health professionals, smoke responders and others to discuss the complex issues of wildland fire smoke and identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for innovation and development.

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Oct
31
to Nov 1

BehavePlus Workshop (North Little Rock, AR)

  • Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free, two-day workshop is designed for those with some familiarity using BehavePlus. Interactive, hands-on exercises will introduce the BehavePlus program, demonstrate the various modules and features, and allow you to explore the program's fire modeling capability as we develop elements of sample prescribed burn plans for southern ecosystems. Time will be allowed throughout the workshop for questions regarding the use of BehavePlus in fire behavior modeling. 

The workshop is open to ALL agency (federal, state, and local) and NGO fire practitioners. Participants from universities will be accepted as space allows. 

The workshop will be offered at five locations. Click on one of the links below to register:

Oct. 13-14 Ochopee, FL

Oct. 17-18 Niceville, FL

Oct. 20-21 Gainesville, GA

Oct. 24-25 North Little Rock, AR

Oct. 27-28 Pearl, MS

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

BehavePlus Workshop (Pearl, MS)

  • Southern Regional Fire Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free, two-day workshop is designed for those with some familiarity using BehavePlus. Interactive, hands-on exercises will introduce the BehavePlus program, demonstrate the various modules and features, and allow you to explore the program's fire modeling capability as we develop elements of sample prescribed burn plans for southern ecosystems. Time will be allowed throughout the workshop for questions regarding the use of BehavePlus in fire behavior modeling. 

The workshop is open to ALL agency (federal, state, and local) and NGO fire practitioners. Participants from universities will be accepted as space allows. 

The workshop will be offered at five locations. Click on one of the links below to register:

Oct. 13-14 Ochopee, FL

Oct. 17-18 Niceville, FL

Oct. 20-21 Gainesville, GA

Oct. 24-25 North Little Rock, AR

Oct. 27-28 Pearl, MS

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

BehavePlus Workshop (Gainesville, GA)

This free, two-day workshop is designed for those with some familiarity using BehavePlus. Interactive, hands-on exercises will introduce the BehavePlus program, demonstrate the various modules and features, and allow you to explore the program's fire modeling capability as we develop elements of sample prescribed burn plans for southern ecosystems. Time will be allowed throughout the workshop for questions regarding the use of BehavePlus in fire behavior modeling. 

The workshop is open to ALL agency (federal, state, and local) and NGO fire practitioners. Participants from universities will be accepted as space allows. 

The workshop will be offered at five locations. Click on one of the links below to register:

Oct. 13-14 Ochopee, FL

Oct. 17-18 Niceville, FL

Oct. 20-21 Gainesville, GA

Oct. 24-25 North Little Rock, AR

Oct. 27-28 Pearl, MS

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Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

WEBINAR: Regeneration Response to Repeated Prescribed Burning in Appalachian Hardwood Forests

Tara Keyser (USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station) will discuss her recent research conducted alongside Mary Arthur (University of Kentucky) and David Loftis (USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station). In 2002, three study sites were established in eastern Kentucky. Each site had three treatment areas that were randomly assigned to one of three treatments: Frequent Fire (FF); Less Frequent Fire (LFF); or Fire Excluded (FE).  Before and after treatments, the number of seedlings were counted and data were sorted by species and size class of the seedlings (small, medium, or large seedlings). Long-term changes in the abundance of understory tree species in response to fire frequency were observed and potential effects on future species composition will be discussed.

To attend, click here.

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

Behave Plus Workshop (Niceville, FL)

  • Northwest Florida State College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free, two-day workshop is designed for those with some familiarity using BehavePlus. Interactive, hands-on exercises will introduce the BehavePlus program, demonstrate the various modules and features, and allow you to explore the program's fire modeling capability as we develop elements of sample prescribed burn plans for southern ecosystems. Time will be allowed throughout the workshop for questions regarding the use of BehavePlus in fire behavior modeling. 

The workshop is open to ALL agency (federal, state, and local) and NGO fire practitioners. Participants from universities will be accepted as space allows. 

The workshop will be offered at five locations. Click on one of the links below to register:

Oct. 13-14 Ochopee, FL

Oct. 17-18 Niceville, FL

Oct. 20-21 Gainesville, GA

Oct. 24-25 North Little Rock, AR

Oct. 27-28 Pearl, MS

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

BehavePlus Workshop (Ochopee, FL)

  • Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free, two-day workshop is designed for those with some familiarity using BehavePlus. Interactive, hands-on exercises will introduce the BehavePlus program, demonstrate the various modules and features, and allow you to explore the program's fire modeling capability as we develop elements of sample prescribed burn plans for southern ecosystems. Time will be allowed throughout the workshop for questions regarding the use of BehavePlus in fire behavior modeling. 

The workshop is open to ALL agency (federal, state, and local) and NGO fire practitioners. Participants from universities will be accepted as space allows. 

The workshop will be offered at five locations. Click on one of the links below to register:

Oct. 13-14 Ochopee, FL

Oct. 17-18 Niceville, FL

Oct. 20-21 Gainesville, GA

Oct. 24-25 North Little Rock, AR

Oct. 27-28 Pearl, MS

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WEBINAR: Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes in Eastern Ecosystems
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

WEBINAR: Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes in Eastern Ecosystems

Managers and planners need scientifically sound information on historical fire regimes and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes to make informed management decisions. To address this need, two new fire regime publications - Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses - are now available and spatially searchable in the recently updated user interface for the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS). Together, the Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses help managers develop plans and make informed decisions about local management of fire and fuels. In the updated user interface, they are easy to access using a variety of search criteria, including plant community type and map location, and they are linked to nearly 1100 FEIS Species Reviews. Learn more about this system through this webinar hosted by the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange in cooperation with Lake States Fire Science Consortium, and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists.  Register by clicking here.

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Cumberland River Fire Learning Network Shared Learning Event
Jun
20
to Jun 21

Cumberland River Fire Learning Network Shared Learning Event

  • Cumberland State Resort Park, KY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for what is sure to be a great learning and networking experience! This upcoming shared learning event is for resource professionals and researchers involved in controlled burning, or who have an interest in learning more about the FLN, controlled burns, fire effects on vegetation and wildlife, fire surrogate activities such as mastication, etc.

During the event we will visit several sites in the surrounding area where activities including controlled burning, timber harvest, and mastication have taken place or are being planned. Each stop will include discussion on recent findings, trends, and future plans. 

To register click HERE.

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