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The title "Partners" is used loosely here to include those organizations and agencies that are currently participating in formal, regional partnerships related to Wildland Fire and those who have roles and responsibilities linked to Wildland Fire. Because the Wildland Fire site was conceived as a clearinghouse for fire interests related to landscape conservation, we've included a broad list of Partners who either host web content that may be of interest to others and/or manage natural resources affected by wildfires or benefiting from fire management. Please contact us if you would like your organization/agency added to this list; and conversely, let us know if you wish to be removed from this list for any reason.

America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative

America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative

The America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) is a collaborative effort of multiple public and private sector partners that actively supports range-wide efforts to restore and conserve longleaf pine ecosystems.

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Archbold Biological Station

Archbold Biological Station

A biological station is a scientific resource for field study of the natural environment. The Archbold Biological Station, lying within the headwaters of the Everglades in south central Florida, is one of the most renowned in the world.

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Association for Fire Ecology

Association for Fire Ecology

The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.

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Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils

Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils

The overarching goal of the Coalition is to create one voice to assist fire practitioners, policymakers, regulators, and citizens with issues surrounding prescribed fire use.

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Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists

Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists

The Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists (CAFMS) is one of 15 knowledge exchange networks supported by the Joint Fire Science Program. Our goal is to promote communication among fire managers and scientists in the Appalachian Mountains region. CAFMS is largely successful because of a strong relationship between the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Stations and The Nature Conservancy's Fire Learning Network.

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East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture

East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture

The East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture (EGCPJV) is a self-directed partnership of 13 state, federal, private, and academic organizations working together to coordinate bird conservation efforts in the coastal plain of six southeastern states.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; and the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

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eXtension-Prescribed Fire

eXtension-Prescribed Fire

The Prescribed Fire Community of Practice (CoP) was created to provide a clearinghouse for information on conducting controlled burns and the effects of fire on plants and wildlife. The CoP provides information on fire through articles and frequently asked questions from the nation’s top prescribed fire personnel. If the information you need is not covered, the “Ask an Expert” tool is offered to provide a quick response by a fire professional from

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Firewise USA

Firewise USA

Firewise USA® is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community.

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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.

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Gopher Tortoise Council

Gopher Tortoise Council

The Gopher Tortoise Council was formed in 1978 by a group of southeastern biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the gopher tortoise. The goals of the Council are: (1) to offer professional advice for management, conservation, and protection of gopher tortoises; (2) to encourage the study of the life history, ecology, behavior, physiology, and management of gopher tortoises and other upland species; (3) to conduct active public information and conservation education programs; (4) to seek effective protection of the gopher tortoise and other upland species throughout the southeastern United States.

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Illinois Division of Forestry Resources

Illinois Division of Forestry Resources

It is the mission of the Illinois Division of Forestry Resources to protect, perpetuate, restore, conserve, and manage the forest and related resources of Illinois, both public and private, rural and urban; and to ensure for future generations the greatest economic, scientific, and social benefits that can only be provided through a forest ecological system.

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Your state forests are managed under the policy of multiple use in order to obtain benefits from recreation, timber production and watershed protection.

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Jones Center at Ichauway

Jones Center at Ichauway

The Jones Center at Ichauway seeks to understand, to demonstrate and to promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation on the landscape of the southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States.

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Land Trust Alliance

Land Trust Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,000 member land trusts and their 4.6 million supporters nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C. and operates several regional offices.

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Missouri Department of Conservation-Forest Care

Missouri Department of Conservation-Forest Care

MDC manages nearly one million Missouri acres for conservation and public use.

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National  Extension Wildland Fire Initiative

National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative

On October 17, 2018 the National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative (NEWFI) became the fourth initiative to be endorsed and approved by the ANREP Executive Committee. Goals: Promote and facilitate a Cooperative Extension system-wide response to wildland fire issues; Provide professional development opportunities for ANREP members and non-members through training opportunities to expand members’ knowledge base so that they are able to more effectively serve their clientele; Develop educational materials (using various print and electronic media) to meet the needs of various Extension clientele; Help to implement goals and actions within the 2018-2022 RREA Strategic Plan as they relate to wildland fire and natural resources; Create opportunities to work together to develop programs, initiatives, and sharing of information on wildland fire Extension programming occurring across the country; Increase involvement of Extension professionals in wildland fire issues most relevant to their local areas, including wildfire response and safety and promoting the safe and effective use of prescribed fire; and Promote involvement of extension professionals in fire research teams and expand dissemination of fire science research results.

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National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

25 States. The unified strategy for bobwhite restoration... the most comprehensive interstate effort on behalf of a resident game bird in the history of wildlife management.

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National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center

National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center

The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.

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National Wild Turkey Federation

National Wild Turkey Federation

The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

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NC State Southeast Prescribed Fire Update

NC State Southeast Prescribed Fire Update

Southeast Prescribed Fire Update is a source for the latest news in prescribed fire. The Update provides landowners, consultants, agencies, academia, and the prescribed fire community with current training opportunities, press releases, event happenings, information, and education materials pertinent to prescribed burning in the southeastern United States.

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New Jersey Forest Fire Service

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is the agency responsible for protecting life and property, as well as the state's natural resources from wildfire.

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Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium

Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium

The Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium is an exchange for fire science information. Funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, our goal is to increase the availability and consideration of credible fire science information to those making land management decisions.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

The Division of Forestry is responsible for the management, sustainable use, and protection of Ohio’s forests.

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Ruffed Grouse Society | American Woodcock Society

Ruffed Grouse Society | American Woodcock Society

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

The mission of SERPPAS is to seize opportunities and solve problems in ways that provide mutual and multiple benefits to the partners, sustain the individual and collective mission of partner organizations, and secure the future for all the partners, the region, and the nation. This mission will be accomplished through identifying opportunities for mutual gain among all partner groups, effectively addressing differences among the partners, and focusing on identifying solutions to complex problems.

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Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy

Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy

The Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy provides an online resource for southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy information and news and to provide tools and resources to professionals and the public that can increase landscape resiliency, protect communities and ensure a safe, effective and risk-based fire response.

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Southern Fire Exchange

Southern Fire Exchange

The Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) is a fire science delivery program in the Southeast, funded by the Joint Fire Science Program in agreement with the United States Forest Service, Southern Research Station. With our key partners, we strive to improve access to and usefulness of southern fire science information and offer opportunities for the fire community to interact and learn from one another.

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Southern Group of State Foresters

Southern Group of State Foresters

We provide leadership in sustaining the economic, environmental and social benefits of the South's forests, and work to identify and address existing and emerging issues and challenges that are important to southern forests and citizens.

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Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service conserves and protects the resources and lands of the Lone Star State.

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The Longleaf Alliance

The Longleaf Alliance

The mission of The Longleaf Alliance is to ensure a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem through partnerships, landowner assistance and science-based education and outreach.

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. It addresses the most urgent conservation challenges at the largest scale. Today, more of the natural world is at risk than ever before. So this work is crucial to keep vital habitats and unique species from being lost forever.

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The Orianne Society

The Orianne Society

The Orianne Society is a is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the conservation of imperiled snakes around the world. Our conservation efforts are modeled after our flagship program to restore and conserve the Eastern Indigo Snake. We work with a diverse group of partners using science to guide our on-the-ground conservation efforts for snakes and the ecosystems they inhabit. We are focused on outcomes and succeed through dedication and hard work.

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U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation’s security.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a bureau within the Department of the Interior. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System of more than 551 National Wildlife Refuges and thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. Under the Fisheries program we also operate 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 65 fishery resource offices and 86 ecological services field stations.

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U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service

Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. It is the largest forestry research organization in the world and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies. The job of Forest Service managers is to help people share and enjoy the forest, while conserving the environment for generations yet to come.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers

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Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Department of Forestry

We protect and develop healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.

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