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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‚Äôs 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… 

Mar 14, 2013

Forest Service chief says no change in ‘let burn’ policy for 2013

“Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today said the agency has not changed course on when to allow backcountry wildfires to burn for beneficial purposes, though he did acknowledge that fewer backcountry blazes were allowed to burn last season than in previous years. Tidwell’s remarks come weeks after he penned a letter and wildfire response protocol for 2013 that some… 

Mar 13, 2013

Fire in the Lakes Festival

Fire in the Lakes Festival 2013  March 23rd from 11-3 Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, North Carolina “Without prescribed burning the longleaf pines in Boiling Spring Lakes and across the region would disappear.  So, too, would the red-cockaded woodpeckers, venus flytraps and a host of other carnivorous and rare plants that need fire to thrive…