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Science Tuesday: What’s Your State’s Prescribed Fire Liability Law?

Authors: Lenya Quinn-Davidson Earlier this month, I traveled to New Mexico to meet with Eytan Krasilovsky of the Forest Stewards Guild and other leaders from the New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council. I lead the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council, so I was excited to spend time hearing about issues in New Mexico and sharing stories from here. We share some interesting parallels that I hadn’t realized previously: our councils formed in the same year (2009), and both regions had tragic…
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Request for post-fire tree mortality request

Project scientists seek data contributions to a Joint Fire Sciences Program project examining tree mortality due to wildland fire in the U.S. They are interested in U.S. datasets that at minimum include year of fire, county, state, and individual tree records of species, DBH and crown injury (some measure of crown scorch, kill, and/or consumption). These datasets will be aggregated into an archived database of post-fire tree mortality and used to: 1) validate existing predictive…
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2017 East River SD TREX-Prescribed fire training oppurtunities

The US Fish & Wildlife Service, in conjunction with its partners, is now accepting application for the 2017 East River TREX to be held in South Dakota.  Please take a moment to look at the prescribed fire training opportunity the Great Plains Fire Zone is offering.  The link below will give you all the details for this opportunity and how to apply for positions. The application deadline is March 21st, 2017. This is a great opportunity…
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FLN Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX)

College credit - new listing This spring the University of Idaho is offering an online, upper division forestry course with TREX as the field component. Details are in the course flyer; registration is due by March 24.  Nebraska March 13-25, 2017  — Loup Prescribed Fire Training Exchange / central Participants in this TREX will conduct burns on private ranch lands designed to benefit native grassland and wildlife by discouraging woody encroachment into grasslands. The target audience includes local VFDs and…
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FLN Networker No. 227: January 4, 2017

The FLN Networker is a publication of the Fire Learning Network—a partnership of the USDA Forest Service, agencies of the Department of the Interior and The Nature Conservancy—intended to foster communication within the network and among its friends.  Submit comments, information to share, and subscription requests to Liz Rank. For more about the FLN, visit www.conservationgateway.org/fln or contact Lynn Decker. News from the Field Colorado: The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network is finding learning exchanges among core members to be a productive…
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Important Notice Regarding Prescribed Fire Insurance Underwriting

Arizona/nationally acclaimed and leading prescribed fire and controlled burn insurer, The Bramlett Agency has announced that it is dropping all insurance options for Prescribed Fire and controlled burns. Our liaison at the firm has been scrambling to find another underwriter in the US that will cover such activities because it was a big market and program of theirs, but in three weeks of work has found no underwriters willing to cover Prescribed Fire activities. We will be update this…
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Prescribed Burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Fort Apache Agency Fire Management in coordination with the White Mountain Apache Tribe will begin prescribed burn operations Tuesday, October 11, 2016.   Approximately 11,500 acres are targeted to be treated by either pile burning or broadcast burning within several burn units on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The late fall prescribe burning conditions have low to moderate fire intensity which produces beneficial post-fire effects. These small prescribed fires will help…
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