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May 3, 2013

See Endangered Species Success in Person on May 17, 2013

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Hailed on Endangered Species Act’s 40th Anniversary  SOUTHERN PINES – As the country celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, Sandhills residents have the chance to see how well the act has worked in person. The North Carolina Sandhills Conservation Partnership invites people to visit Weymouth Woods – Sandhills Nature… 

Apr 25, 2013

How to Become a North Carolina Certified Burner

Step 1: Attend the North Carolina Certified Burner Class offered annually by the NC Forest Service (NCFS) and pass the test at the training. The course is usually held in October at Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC. The class costs $25.00 and registration closes two weeks prior to the class. The course and registration… 

Apr 17, 2013

Restoring and Managing Longleaf Pine on Private Land Workshop

What: Workshop for private landowners, silvicultural contractors, and wildlife/forestry professionals to learn about longleaf pine restoration and wildlife management.  A bus tour on Kisatchie National Forest will demonstrate forest conversion and establishment techniques that utilize prescribed burning, harvesting practices, herbicide applications, site prep methods and seedling planting options.  After lunch, learn about state and federal financial assistance… 

Apr 15, 2013

Fire on the Forty: A Campaign to Promote Prescribed Fire in Mississippi

Fire on the Forty “Although prescribed fire is a very important tool for forest and wildlife management, many private landowners are reluctant to use fire due to cost and liability concerns associated with burning. As part of the ‘Fire on the Forty’ initiative, landowners may be reimbursed on funded projects in selected focal counties for 50% of costs for… 

Apr 10, 2013

Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager 2013 Training Schedule Announced

Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager 2013 Training Schedule Details about the Alabama Forestry Commission Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Program may be found at http://www.forestry.state.al.us/PrescribedBurnCertification.aspx?bv=1&s=8 for certification and http://www.forestry.state.al.us/prescribe_burn_manager_re.aspx?bv=1&s=8 for re-certification. Kent Hanby, RF, CF, CPBM and John Stivers, RF, CF, CPBM are the instructors of the courses and workshops. These courses/workshops are sponsored and… 

Apr 9, 2013

Wildfire Awareness Week in Florida (April 8-14, 2013)

“This week is Wildfire Awareness Week, which recognizes wildfires that raged across Florida in 1998, burning more than 500,000 acres and damaging or destroying 337 homes and structures. The two most frequent causes of wildfires this year are debris escaping from burn piles and arson. Since Jan. 1, the Florida Forest Service’s firefighters have responded… 

Apr 2, 2013

Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management Course (May 15-16, 2013)

“Longleaf pine once covered 60-90 million acres in the Southeastern US. Today, longleaf covers approximately 3.5 million acres. This course is designed to provide foresters, landowners and land managers with information to effectively re-establish longleaf pine on old-field sites, pasturelands and grasslands. Topics covered include establishment periods, seedling selection, planting, competition control, prescribed fire prescriptions,… 

Mar 29, 2013

2013 Georgia Prescribed Fire Certification Courses

The Georgia Forestry Commission offers a certification program for those who practice prescribed burning. The certification program requires applicants to meet a prerequisite of having been the person in charge of five prescribed burns. Applicants may attend one of several training sessions scheduled through out the year where they will receive a comprehensive study manual… 

Mar 25, 2013

The value of prescribed burning in the Southeast

Mar 18, 2013

NRCS Longleaf Pine Initiative

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of technical and financial assistance to help private landowners in 9 states restore and manage longleaf pine. The Longleaf Pine Initiative will incorporate both technical and financial assistance to help landowners improve habitat on agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest, and tribal land. Approved participants will receive…