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Dec 16, 2021

New Smoke Management Resources

Smoke management is a critical piece of any prescribed fire operation. As many agencies, organizations, and private landowners prepare for late winter burning the following new smoke management resources may be particularly helpful in addressing common issues that arise in managing prescribed fire smoke and air quality. The Smoke Management Guidebook for Prescribed Burning in… 

Nov 10, 2021

Landowner Field Trip (LFT) Program Launches in Georgia

By LuAnn Craighton, Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership Outreach Director/Partnership Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy  The Chattahoochee Fall Line Rx Fire Co-Op (Co-Op) works with private landowners across west central Georgia to increase the awareness and use of prescribed fire as a beneficial land management tool. The Co-Op focuses on providing technical and financial assistance coupled… 

Sep 7, 2021

Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping Course Updates

by Holly Campbell, University of Georgia Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping is designed to increase Southeastern U.S. wildfire preparedness by educating community members and Cooperative Extension Agents about fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping. Through several presentations and activities, the training teaches participants about Southeastern U.S. wildland fire history, fire behavior, home ignition, plant flammability, firescaping design… 

Jun 29, 2021

Prescribed Fire PPE: Practical Options for Landowners (Part Three)

This is the third and final in a three-part series of posts highlighting PPE options for landowners who conduct prescribed burns. The first post in this series highlighted practical personal protective equipment (PPE) pant and shirt options for landowners conducting prescribed fires. The second post discussed options for other PPE items including head coverings, face… 

Jun 23, 2021

Learning About Burning in the North Carolina Mountains

By Dakota Wagner, Southeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild Fire is an important part of the natural environment in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Native American communities and early settlers utilized fire in their daily lives to promote conditions suitable for hunting and foraging, and to reduce pest populations such as ticks. This use of fire… 

Jun 11, 2021

Prescribed Fire PPE: Practical Options for Landowners (Part Two)

This is the second in a three-part series of posts highlighting PPE options for landowners who conduct prescribed burns. The first post in this series highlighted practical personal protective equipment (PPE) pant and shirt options for landowners conducting prescribed fires. This post will discuss options for other PPE items including head coverings, face coverings, and… 

May 11, 2021

Prescribed Fire & Climate Change – Are We Prepared?

Anthropogenic climate change, including connections to wildland fire, is an increasingly prominent topic nationally and in the Southeast. Rising global surface temperatures are already impacting wildfire risk, prescribed fire implementation, hurricane intensity, and many other issues facing natural resource managers in the South. Research shows that these trends are projected to continue. However, many resources… 

Nov 30, 2020

Emerging Leaders Forest Management Capacity Building Program

Written by Jan Pender, Program Manager, Conservation Legacy A diversity of agencies and non-profit organizations are partnering to develop a program to build capacity to address forest management needs, particularly prescribed burning, on eastern North Carolina public and private lands. The partners include North Carolina State Natural Resources Foundation (NCSNRF); Conservation Legacy – Conservation Corps… 

Apr 8, 2020

Prescribed Fire Smoke, Public Health, and COVID-19

This post was developed with input from partners including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Southern Regional Extension Forestry, and the Southern Fire Exchange. Last updated May 21, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has left many agencies, organizations, and private landowners wondering how to balance public health concerns with the need to implement prescribed fire,… 

Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 Social Distance and Hygiene Tips for Prescribed Burners

*Current information as of March 25, 2020 While many state and federal agencies across the South have put their prescribed burn programs on hold due to COVID-19, many other agencies and private entities continue to burn. In the Southern U.S., a majority of land is privately owned and prescribed burn efforts are still continuing through…