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.

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.

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.


May
16
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/

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.

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

  • Orlando, FL

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.

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/

Feb
7
Feb 8

WORKSHOP - Burning Issue: Sparking Effective Communication About Prescribed Fire

  • State College, PA USA

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.

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.

2nd International Smoke Symposium
Nov
14
Nov 17

2nd International Smoke Symposium

  • Long Beach, CA USA

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.

Oct
31
Nov 1

BehavePlus Workshop (North Little Rock, AR)

  • Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock

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

Oct
27
Oct 28

BehavePlus Workshop (Pearl, MS)

  • Southern Regional Fire Training Center

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

Oct
20
Oct 21

BehavePlus Workshop (Gainesville, GA)

  • Gainesville, GA USA

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

Oct
18
2:00 pm14:00

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

  • Cumberland Plateau, KY USA

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.

Oct
17
Oct 18

Behave Plus Workshop (Niceville, FL)

  • Northwest Florida State College

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

Oct
13
Oct 14

BehavePlus Workshop (Ochopee, FL)

  • Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

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

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.

Jun
28
2:00 pm14:00

WEBINAR: Ecomath Updates

  • Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee USA

Josh Kelly will be presenting the SBR FLN webinar on updates to the Ecomath burn prioritization model being used on the North Zone of the Cherokee National Forest in the Unaka Mountains of Tennessee.

Presented at 11:00AM PDT/ 12:00 PM MDT/ 1:00PM CDT/ 2:00PM EDT

To join click here.

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

Cumberland River Fire Learning Network Shared Learning Event

  • Cumberland State Resort Park, KY

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.

WEBINAR: Fire's Role in Pennsylvania Ecosystems
Jun
15
12:00 pm12:00

WEBINAR: Fire's Role in Pennsylvania Ecosystems

  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA

Ben Jones, chief of the Game Commission's Habitat Division (and member of the CAFMS User's Board) discusses how controlled burns are being used for habitat restoration, and the discovery of species hiding just under the surface awaiting fire's return. 

International Conference on Forest Fires and WUI Fires
May
25
May 27

International Conference on Forest Fires and WUI Fires

  • Aix-en-Provence France

Following the first ForestFire conference focused on WUI fires in 2013, the second edition of the conference on fire risk assessment, modelling, mapping, and management in wildland and WUI will take place in Aix-en-Provence from May 25th to May 27th 2016. This edition is co-organized by IRSTEA, the French Southern Zone Fire Fighting Defense and Security Service, and the Innovation Cluster for Risk Management CLUSTER SAFE. This second edition is organized in partnership with the IAWF (International Association of Wildland Fire).

Grand Opening of The Fire Learning Trail!
May
7
11:00 am11:00

Grand Opening of The Fire Learning Trail!

  • 516 Old NC 105 HWY Marion, NC USA

The new driving tour in Pisgah National Forest will open its four stops to the public! Join CAFMS, the USDA Forest Service, The Fire Learning Network, and The Nature Conservancy at the Linville Gorge Spring Celebration to celebrate this new interpretive trail. The Linville Spring Celebration will take place at the Linville Information Cabin (516 Old NC 105 Hwy, Marion, NC) and starts at 11AM. 

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
May
7
12:00 am00:00

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

  • USA

Join individuals and groups of all ages on May 7, and participate in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities that will make your community safer from the impacts of future and past wildfires. Apply to get funding for your project by February 28, 2016. Get easy-to-do project ideas from the NFPA website or www.wildfireprepday.org.

 

5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
Apr
11
Apr 15

5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

  • Portland, Oregon USA

A highly educational/engaging and entertaining week featuring selected keynote addresses, numerous plenary, concurrent, and poster presentations, panel discussions, vendor exhibits/displays, and other special sessions (e.g. field trips, staff ride) that will advance the knowledge and practice of fire behavior and fuels management in the field of wildland fire and support sound choices in fire management. http://www.firebehaviorandfuelsconference.com/

Wildland Urban Interface Conference
Mar
8
Mar 10

Wildland Urban Interface Conference

  • Reno, Nevada USA

The IAFC's Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you are one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management - then this is the conference for you!

Funding Applications Due For Wildfire Preparedness Day
Feb
28
5:00 pm17:00

Funding Applications Due For Wildfire Preparedness Day

  • USA

This year, State Farm is helping to fund 125 projects with $500 each to help cover expenses related to Preparedness Day activities. One great thing about this fund is that activities can be coordinated by anyone (individuals, a small group, an entire neighborhood or a community-based organization) working to reduce wildfire risk, advance general wildfire preparedness, or minimize post-fire impacts from a recent wildfire.

Fire History in the Appalachians and Central Appalachian Fire Learning Network Meeting
Oct
20
Oct 22

Fire History in the Appalachians and Central Appalachian Fire Learning Network Meeting

  • Mountain Lake Lodge

The Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers along with The Nature Conservancy invites you to join us for a workshop on fire history in the Appalachians and the Central Appalachian Fire Learning Network Meeting. 

Where: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, Virginia

Agenda

Power Point Presentations from the meeting:

Past Fire and Present-day Mesophication- Implications for Oak Ecosystem Restoration   - Greg Nowacki

Witness Trees as Pyro-Indicators - Melissa Thomas VanGundy

Demystifying the Techniques Used in Tree-Ring Analysis for Reconstructing Fire Regimes in the Appalachians   - Henri Grissino-Meyer

Appalachian Fire Regimes Reconstructed from Fire Scarred Trees: Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Burning in the Past - Charles Lafon

Using Fire Scar Chronologies as Anchor Points for Fine-Scale Mapping of Historical Fire Regimes - Cecil Frost

A 480-year Fire History of Pine Creek Gorge   - Pat Brose

Discussing the relationships between fire management and the quality of habitat for bats: A workshop for scientists and land managers
Apr
30
May 1

Discussing the relationships between fire management and the quality of habitat for bats: A workshop for scientists and land managers

Mark your calendars for this event on April 30th and May 1st, 2014, at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. The primary focus of this workshop will be a synthesis of research funded through the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP #10-1-06-1). Results will be presented in a multi-trophic context that that will be relevant for stewards and scientists alike across the Appalachians and Oak Woodlands Consortia.

Prescribed fires in mixed-oak forests are hypothesized to have positive effects on foraging and roosting habitat that may outweigh the risks to forest bats from smoke and heat exposures during fires. Published data on fire and bat foraging habitat are few for this ecosystem, however, particularly for the critical periods before and after hibernation. This project has focused on testing hypotheses about the relationships between fire’s effects on insect prey availability and canopy structure and their relationship to bats’ selection of foraging areas during the pre- and post-hibernation periods at Mammoth Cave National Park (MCNP) in Kentucky. Habitat quality pre- and post-hibernation is critical because bats must go into hibernation with sufficient fat reserves and they often leave hibernation in poor condition. Bat condition may become even more important with the arrival of the White-nose Syndrome (WNS), which was detected at MCNP during the winter of 2012-2013.

Studies have been ongoing at MCNP since fall of 2010, resulting in a data set that is comprehensive in its coverage of forest vegetation, insect herbivores, and bats prior to and concurrent with the arrival of WNS a this burned landscape. This study has elucidated relationships between bats and forest vegetation, with data suggesting that varied bat species (including the Indiana bat and other Myotis species) are responsive to forest canopy conditions in ways that are directly relatable to fire management prescriptions. These models of activity patterns across a burned landscape will be discussed in relation to prey consumption patterns and measurements of insect abundance and diversity. Discussion will also encompass the applications of LiDAR-mapping efforts for other management applications, as well as describe multi-year effects of prescribed fire and herbivory on oak seedlings.