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Month: August 2013

Aug 20, 2013

Field Tour: “Prescribed Fire and Ecosystem Restoration: Lessons from the Fall Line Region”

In conjunction with the upcoming Alabama Prescribed Fire Council meeting, the Southern Fire Exchange and The Nature Conservancy have organized a free half-day field tour on September 12, 2013 at the Blackjack Crossing Tract in Talbot County, Georgia. The site lies within the Fall Line Sandhills significant geographic area (SGA) for longleaf pine conservation and is part of the Chattahoochee Fall Line… 

Aug 13, 2013

Prescribed Burning Program Accepting Applications in MS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2013 Jackson – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, and Wildlife Mississippi to provide cost-share for prescribed burning on private lands. Since its inception in 2011, the “Fire… 

Aug 8, 2013

Florida Prescribed Fire Council Meetings Announced

All three of Florida’s Prescribed Fire Councils have scheduled their fall meetings. If you are interested in learning more about prescribed fire or would like to become a certified burner, you may wish to attend a council meeting. Topics can include the basics of prescribed fire burn plans, what to do about smoke on a… 

Aug 6, 2013

Fire-Related Webinars: Past and Future

I have recently noticed that webinars are becoming a more and more widely used educational tool in the environmental field, including in the world of fire. In fact, I myself will be getting in on the game this week (http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/prescribed-fire-opportunities-for-forestry-consultants). There are probably many reasons for this recent increase, but I’m sure that convenience and decreased… 

Aug 5, 2013

GA Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting 2013

The Georgia Prescribed Fire Council is pleased to announce its annual meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, GA. Please visit www.garxfire.com/events.htm  to download the agenda, directions, and registration form. Please take time to pre-register your attendance so that we can make arrangements for seating and the catered… 

Aug 1, 2013

Pine Management in Conservation Landscapes Course (Sept. 10-12, 2013)

Pine Management in Conservation LandscapesSeptember 10-12, 2013 Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA &               Greenwood Plantation, Thomasville, GA  About the Course There is increasing interest among landowners in practicing a holistic-based system of forestry where all the resources of the forest are considered in a style of management…