Jenks FERST Educator Fire Workshop
Jun
6
9:00 am09:00

Jenks FERST Educator Fire Workshop

  • Jenks High School Math & Science Center

Jenks Public Schools would like to invite you to a free workshop about the role that fire plays in Oklahoma’s ecosystems. Part of the workshop will be presentations/discussions covering topics such as fire history/culture, fire ecology, the use of fire to manage land, prescribed fire, and the incorporation of these topics into classroom activities/discussions. Fire ecology allows for dramatic connections with such topics as population ecology, community ecology, biogeochemical cycles, and many other principles of ecology. The other part of the workshop will be spent at Jenks FERST (a long-term, study site). At FERST participants will gain experience in field ecology techniques and in plant and animal identification. This field work should give participants the knowledge and confidence to use such sampling techniques with their own classes. If the weather cooperates, participants will conduct small-scale, prescribed burns!

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South Dakota Youth Range Camp
Jun
7
Jun 9

South Dakota Youth Range Camp

  • lamphere campground

We have a dynamic curriculum that appeals to students with a wide array of interests including, but not limited to; rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, and wildlife. With many years to perfect and evolve this curriculum, every student, no matter what prior experience they have, will learn substantial information that will help them become more aware of South Dakota’s most prevalent land use!

Association for Fire Ecology's 7th International Fire Congress
Nov
28
Dec 2

Association for Fire Ecology's 7th International Fire Congress

  • Buena Vista Palace Resort

The Association for Fire Ecology's 7th International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy leaders, and the academic and research community.


National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
Apr
25
Apr 27

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

  • reno, nevada

Join us in supporting and/or attending the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science being held in Reno, Nevada APRIL 25-27, 2017

The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategic Committees

A Century of Wildland Fire Research
Mar
27
6:45 am06:45

A Century of Wildland Fire Research

  • National Academy of Sciences

This workshop covers a century of wildland fire research, hosted at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-century-of-wildland-fire-research-contributions-to-long-term-approaches-for-wildland-fire-registration-30899258514?utm_source=Division+on+Earth+and+Life+Studies&utm_campaign=6c29ed4e7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3c0b1ad5c8-6c29ed4e7b-233945637&mc_cid=6c29ed4e7b&mc_eid=988f19da44

Kansas Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Project
Mar
26
Apr 1

Kansas Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Project

  • Quivira Boy Scout Ranch

Join us for a hands-on training opportunity for fire professionals and students. This event will also bring together the labor force needed to conduct prescribed burns and mechanical fuels treduction in areas of the state with elevated wildfire risk.

Northeast Oklahoma TREX
Mar
13
Mar 17

Northeast Oklahoma TREX

  • Vinita, Oklahoma United States

In the field, hands-on training in prescribed fire planning, preparation, and implementation, along with classroom sessions on fire ecology and fireline communications, will combine to form a busy week for participants in the first TREX (training exchange) ever for Oklahoma. We will be burning on several sites in an oak-pine ecosystem in northeast Oklahoma.

This training is for all interested in fire practitioners and no NWCG certification is necessary to participate. College students, private landowners, tribal members, and fire fighters who are interested in learning more about utilizing prescribed fire as a land management tool are all welcome. Registration for this training is limited to 20 people.

Training and bunkhouse lodging are provided free of charge.

What is a TREX?

A prescribed fire training exchange, or TREX, is a novel training event that brings together fire practitioners from diverse backgrounds to obtain hands-on fire experience, share knowledge and expertise, and better understand the art and science of fire management and ecology.

What is the Fire Learning Network?

The Fire Learning Network (FLN) engages dozens of multi-agency, community-based projects to accelerate the restoration of landscapes that depend on fire to sustain native plant and animal communities. By restoring this balance, the ecological, economic and social values of the landscapes can be maintained, and the threat of catastrophic wildfire can be reduced. Collaborative planning, implementation, adaptive management and the sharing of lessons learned are at the core of the FLN. Workshops, peer learning and innovative fire training are just a few of the mechanisms the network uses.

What is the difference between TREX and other available training?

The TREX model is rooted in a hands-on approach, so participants walk away with experiences that it could take years to accrue in other settings. Further, the TREX model relies on diverse participation, which enables a uniquely rich learning environment, and it offers a blend of fireline, ecology, and media and communications training that is unprecedented in typical training events.

Why not just burn?

Why all the extra training? Fire management is inherently complex, involving not only fire behavior experience and situational awareness, but also an understanding of local ecology and natural resource issues, incident management and media communications, regulations and permitting, and more. The TREX model engages all of these pieces, and participants finish the training with a well-rounded perspective on fire, in addition to new networks of colleagues from science, management, and other backgrounds.

Who should attend a TREX?

TREX events are intended for anyone interested in building their fire experience and engaging with fire practitioners from other organizations and agencies. TREX events are designed to include and meet the needs of a broad spectrum of fire practitioners, from new firefighters who have never held a drip torch to seasoned fire professionals working on burn boss qualifications, and everything in between.

 

 

 

Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference
Feb
22
Feb 24

Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference

  • Hyatt Regency

Please join us at the 2017 Oklahoma Natural Resource Conference February 22-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, OK. The conference will have presentation topics on rangelands, fire, wildlife, fisheries, forestry and environmental sciences. One goal of this meeting is to increase awareness of what the different societies, agencies and NGOs are doing as well as foster future partnerships. Please consider submitting an abstract to update natural resource professionals in Oklahoma on your agency’s research and programs.

77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
Feb
5
Feb 8

77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

  • marriott cornhusker hotel

This annual event will attract over 800 biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resource agencies from the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Canadian provinces. Highlights include over 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

Missouri Natural Resources Conference
Feb
1
Feb 3

Missouri Natural Resources Conference

  • Tan-Tar-A Resort

Consider attending the Missouri Natural Resources Conference hosted byThe Missouri Natural Resources Conference (MNRC) is an annual meeting organized and sponsored by the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, The Missouri Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society

Kansas Natural Resource Conference
Jan
26
Jan 27

Kansas Natural Resource Conference

  • Wichita, Kansas

Join us for the 10th Annual Kansas Natural Resource Conference. This year's theme will be "Rivers & Streams: Reflecting Landscape Management."

Nebraska Prescribed Fire Training Workshops
Jan
17
12:30 pm12:30

Nebraska Prescribed Fire Training Workshops

  • Nebraska

Nebraska Pheasants Forever is pleased to announce the schedule for our 2017 prescribed fire training workshops. This series of 12 basic and advanced workshops are being held across the state to provide specialized classroom based training to landowners, land managers, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments, and others interested in the safe and effective use of prescribed fire and no prior experience is needed to attend.

2016 International Smoke Symposium
Nov
14
Nov 17

2016 International Smoke Symposium

The symposium will address a variety of wildland smoke related issues through topics that relate to methods for tracking, modeling and inventory, social implications, climate implications, current and future research needs, and practical field management techniques for smoke. All plenary and concurrent sessions will be videotaped and streamed live. Remote attendees will be able to interact in real time with presenters and other remote attendees. 

Visit the International Smoke Symposium web page >

Nov
9
11:00 am11:00

Restoring Rangelands and Fighting Wildfire with Prescribed Burning in the Southern Great Plains

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