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Mar 14, 2018

New Wildland Fire Curriculum Package for Facilitators and Educators

By Kara Baylog, Citizen Fire Academy/Forestry Education Program Asst II, Oregon State University Extension Service Earlier this year, the Citizen Fire Academy (CFA): Curriculum Package for Facilitators and Educators was published out of Oregon State University.  CFA programs are designed to help participants understand the risks of living in a fire environment, instill a sense of responsibility on… 

Feb 28, 2018

March Driptorch Digest

The March edition of the Driptorch Digest is now available here. We know it covers a lot of information (you all have been busy this month!), but didn’t want you to miss these highlights: Recordings from many of the AFE Fire Ecology and Management conference special sessions, plenary sessions and AFEx Talks are now online… 

Feb 7, 2018

K-12 and Youth Wildland Fire Resources

I am often asked about what types of wildland fire K-12 and youth resources are available and where to find them. There are numerous excellent programs and resources out there, but no one central location (that we have found) where they are housed. So, we have developed a comprehensive list of the online resources of… 

Dec 18, 2017

Prescribed Burn Vendor Databases

Many states in the South provide online vendor databases for prescribed burning either on the state forestry agency website, or through the Prescribed Fire Council. On these sites, prescribed burn contractors can add their business to a list where private landowners can then search the database to find a contractor who offers prescribed burning in… 

Dec 14, 2017

December Driptorch Digest and New Grant Opportunity

The final 2017 edition of the Driptorch Digest can be seen here: http://conta.cc/2zdXywc. Read about how the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge manages RCW habitat with prescribed fire, the “Fire Weather Intelligence Portal”, a new SFE fact sheet:  Planning for Habitat: The Importance of Assessing Functional Groups in Longleaf Pine Understories, new LANDFIRE tools and applications, upcoming events, and much… 

Oct 30, 2017

November Driptorch Digest Now Available

The November edition of the Driptorch Digest is now available and can be read here! Check it out for success stories, job posts, upcoming events, and more. If you’ve missed any previous editions, you can always find them on the “Driptorch Digest” tab. Enjoy! 

Jun 28, 2017

July Driptorch Digest Now Available

Driptorch Digest, Vol 10 July 2017 is now available! In this edition, you will find information on new prescribed fire videos, Prescribed Burn Association updates, a review of a study that shows that oaks are actually helping Longleaf to survive, upcoming Certified Burner courses and other fire-related events, job opportunities, and more! 

May 26, 2017

Driptorch Digest, Volume 9

We’re baaaaack! Click here to view Volume 9 of our new and improved version of the Driptorch Digest. 

May 5, 2017

Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility: Predict, Prepare and Avert Accidents

Unfortunately, reduced visibility from wildland fire smoke has contributed to fatal incidents or accidents with serious bodily injury in several areas across the country.   A 3-part webinar series will be held in June 2017 to address this issue. The webinars will be approximately 2 hours each, and are hosted by the NWCG Smoke Committee, Southern… 

Oct 29, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 8

The eighth edition of the Driptorch Digest is now available. Topics for this edition include topics such as: Spotlight on a Cohesive Strategy Success Story New EPA Revisions & Guidance Partner updates Private Landowners Make Conservation Recommendations New Fire Videos for Outreach Recent news headlines from around the region Resources Upcoming events and much more! The…