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Prescribed Fire Effects on Water Quality in the Southern Appalachians April 22nd, 12:00-1:00 EST

Kipling Klimas (Utah State University) will discuss his work assessing the impact of prescribed fire on high value forested watersheds in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Paul Hessburg: Why Wildfires Have Gotten Worse-and What We Can Do About It

Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

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Upcoming Webinar: Introduction to the Southeast FireMap

A free webinar for practitioners and the public to learn about the Southeast FireMap with representatives from USDA-NRCS, Tall Timbers Research Station, the Longleaf Alliance, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.

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SE FireMap

SE FireMap

An improved system for mapping fires across the U.S.

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Fire in Wetlands: Fire Ecology and Prescribed Fire Tactics

Fire in Wetlands: Fire Ecology and Prescribed Fire Tactics

The following webinar provides insight on prescribed fire tactics in wetland ecosystems. Developed by the Southern Fire Exchange, the Ocala National Forest and the University of Florida.

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Cal FIre Incidents

Cal FIre Incidents

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) responds to all types of emergencies. When the Department responds to a major CAL FIRE jurisdiction incident, the Department will post incident details to the web site. Major emergency incidents could include large, extended-day wildfires (10 acres or greater), floods, earthquakes, hazardous material spills, etc. This is a summary of all incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.

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They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?

This is a story about frustration, about watching the West burn when you fully understand why it’s burning — and understand why it did not need to be this bad.

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You're Invited! Perspectives on Prescribed Fire Management in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems

SE CASC & South Atlantic Spring/Summer Science Series July 16 2020.

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Driptorch Digest No. 45 June 2020

Driptorch Digest No. 45 June 2020

A Newsletter for the Southern Prescribed Fire Community

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National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative Quarterly Meeting

Join the National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative for our quarterly Zoom meeting. This meeting will feature brief presentations on emerging wildland fire Extension projects in Pennsylvania and Florida. We will also discuss ways NEWFI members across the country have adapted to offering wildland fire programming remotely due to restrictions related to COVID-19.

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South Atlantic Blueprint Newsletter June 2020

South Atlantic Blueprint Newsletter June 2020

Big improvements to Blueprint methods, forest retention analysis uses Blueprint, Piedmont prairie survey preview.

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