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Month: July 2013

Jul 25, 2013

SC Certified Prescribed Fire Manager Training Schedule Announced

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is offering training for individuals seeking to be a Certified Prescribed Fire Manager. Certification can reduce the liability for those conducting outdoor burning. Training sessions are scheduled as follows: October 10, 2013 WalterboroOctober 30, 2013 FlorenceNovember 2, 2013 ColumbiaDecember 11, 2013 Columbia The one-day course teaches managers how to plan… 

Jul 24, 2013

GA Forestry Commission Offers New Service: Mechanical Fuel Treatment

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is pleased to offer a new service: mechanical fuel treatment. GFC’s mechanical fuel treatment offers safe and effective control of understory vegetation that can make wildfire mitigation and control a struggle. These powerful tools churn through places unsuited for traditional methods such as prescribed burning and chemical treatment. Mechanical fuel… 

Jul 22, 2013

Wildfires May Add to Climate Change More Than Previously Thought

Wildfires such as the Yarnell Hill blaze in Arizona may be warming Earth’s atmosphere far more than previously thought, according to a study by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Researchers at the Department of Energy facility normally chase fires throughout the western U.S., to measure their atmospheric effects. But in 2011, they took advantage of a… 

Jul 18, 2013

Webinar: Prescribed Fire Opportunities for Forestry Consultants (Aug 8, 2013)

**Note: This webinar has ended. Please visit http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/prescribed-fire-opportunities-for-forestry-consultants to watch the archived webinar. You are invited to attend a live webinar presented by North Carolina State University, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and North Carolina Forest Service. Who should participate? Forestry Consultants who service clients in North Carolina What will you learn? Participate to gain insight on prescribed… 

Jul 15, 2013

4th Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium on August 1-2, 2013

The Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources will host the 4th Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium on August 1-2, 2013 at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU Campus. The theme of 2013 symposium will be impacts of human and natural disasters on forested and wetland ecosystems and wildlife. The symposium is the premiere… 

Jul 10, 2013

Prescribed Fire Prioritization Model Webinar- July 11, 2013

Webinar AnnouncementThursday, July 11, 3:00-4:00 pm EST   Note: This webinar will be recorded and posted online afterward. The IMAGINE Prescribed Fire Prioritization Model: A Logistical and Ecological Approach to Management Presented by Reginald Goolsby IMAGINE aims to solve the issue of technology overload confronting prescribed fire managers today. As the demand to prescribe burn more acres increase,… 

Jul 1, 2013

Prescribed Burn Workshop set for Aug. 8-10 near Sonora, TX

SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host a Prescribed Burning School Aug. 8-10, 2013 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Sonora Station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. The workshop will provide information on the history of fire, weather, planning a burn, fuels and fuel moisture, and equipment, according to Ray…