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State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim
Jun
12
to Jun 13

State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim

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This two-day course (cost: $450) provides a foundation for developing and running state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change using the free ST-Sim software. The course covers state-and-transition simulation modeling concepts, how to use ST-Sim to create models of landscape change and terrestrial carbon dynamics, and how to run the models and interpret the results. Examples of state-and-transition simulation models in a range of ecosystems will be presented, including models of both vegetation dynamics and land use/land cover change.

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Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class
Mar
12
to Mar 16

Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class

The BLM National Training Center in conjunction with the GBFSE are offering a Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems class, NTC#1730-60 the week of March 12th in Salt Lake City, UT. Although this class focuses on the restoration of sagebrush ecosystems, the techniques discussed in the class apply to a variety of different ecosystems.

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Fire Leadership for Women - Prescribed Fire Training Center
Feb
1
to Mar 31

Fire Leadership for Women - Prescribed Fire Training Center

The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is offering two fire leadership training modules for women in February and March 2018. Application deadline is October 20.

What students can expect to get from the session:

  • Discussions on perspectives from working in a male dominated world – challenging supervisors, barriers to long-term fire roles, family/life choices, practical experiences of working alongside men for positions in leadership.
  • Establish a network of women committed to pursuing long-term careers in wildland fire management.
  • Find mentors who are invaluable for career progression.
  • Improve self-confidence.
  • Gain practical leadership experience as RXBB, FIRB, ENGB & FFT1.
  • Compare thoughts with counterparts facing similar struggles, and those who are successfully working in fire-related careers.

How to be selected into the program:
Candidates must submit applications including: a copy of your current red
card, IQCS master record, and answer to -  Why are you interested in a module specifically designed to support fire leadership for women?

For more information, see event flyer, visit PFTC website and/or contact Greg Seamon 850.523.8631

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Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-adapted communities — Developing a community wildfire protection plan, Course III O0639
Nov
6
to Nov 7

Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-adapted communities — Developing a community wildfire protection plan, Course III O0639

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This two-day course empowers the student to select applicable fire-adapted community mitigation strategies to include in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the local community. This course is designed to identify mitigation strategies in each of the four wildland urban interface hazard attribute environments as a critical step in the development of a CWPP.

For more information, contact Training Specialist: Woody Stratton 301-447-1380

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Successful vegetation management practices in the sagebrush-steppe
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Successful vegetation management practices in the sagebrush-steppe

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This learning series responds to Section 7.b.iii, Action Item #5 within the Fuels section of the 2015 Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy, which calls for a comprehensive knowledge transfer program to enhance the fuels management program’s role in sagebrush-steppe management.

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Wildland Urban Interface: fire-adapted communities — Strategies for developing a fire-adapted community, Course II O0638
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Wildland Urban Interface: fire-adapted communities — Strategies for developing a fire-adapted community, Course II O0638

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This two-day course empowers the student to select applicable fire-adapted community mitigation strategies to include in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the local community. This course is designed to identify mitigation strategies in each of the four wildland urban interface hazard attribute environments as a critical step in the development of a CWPP.

For more information, contact Training Specialist: Woody Stratton 301-447-1380

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Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Introduction and Leadership, Course I O0637
Sep
18
to Sep 19

Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Introduction and Leadership, Course I O0637

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This two-day course introduces students to the national wildland urban interface (WUI) fire problem and motivates them to initiate action to address the problem within their local community. This course defines the WUI fire problem, identifies the elements of a fire-adapted community in the WUI, and illustrates the need for action at the local level.

For more information, contact Training Specialist: Woody Stratton 301-447-1380

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Ecology (UI Course NR 321)
Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

Ecology (UI Course NR 321)

Course Description: Fundamental principles of the science of ecology. Major topics covered by the course include the physical environment, how organisms interact with each other and their environment, evolutionary processes, population dynamics, communities, energy flow and ecosystems, human influences on ecosystems, and the integration and scaling of ecological processes through systems ecology.

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Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)
Oct
3
to Oct 15

Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)

Objectives: Provide communities along the Klamath River with experience and training on how to plan and implement controlled burns, protect communities from wildfires, and prepare for managing wildfires for resource benefits.

Target participants: This training is designed to integrate a diverse group of fire practitioners with varying degrees of knowledge and experience. Participants include interested individuals, tribal members, local contractors, federal and state firefighters, volunteer firefighters, non-profit organizations including The Nature Conservancy staff and volunteers, university students, county/regional regulators and out-of-region and international guests and fire workers.

Description: The training is organized as an incident, using a Type 3 Incident Management Team. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment, practice fireline leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and fire management. There will be field trips to past TREX burns, areas burned in recent wildfires and presentations from local tribal members and other community members, scientists, land managers, and practitioners.

Applications due August, 15.

For more information visit the TREX event webpage.

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Wildland Fire Professional Certification
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Wildland Fire Professional Certification

The Association of Fire Ecology's (AFE) Wildland Fire Professional Certification Program is designed to further ecologically-based fire science and management. The complexity and importance of fire science and management is increasing worldwide. To meet the increasing demands for effective analysis, decision-making, and workforce development in a the changing fire landscape, the Education Committee of the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) has developed a Professional Certification Program for fire ecologists, managers, and technicians. The goals of the program are to formally identify fire careers as vital professions, to set standards for the preparation of future fire professionals, and to document the education, experience, and training qualifications of members of the fire ecology and management profession.

Application deadline is Sept. 1, 2016.

For more information, visit the AFE website.

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Riparian Area Management Training Course - Grazing management processes and strategies for riparian-wetland areas
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Riparian Area Management Training Course - Grazing management processes and strategies for riparian-wetland areas

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Attend a training session on Grazing Management Processes and Strategies for Riparian-Wetland Areas (BLM Technical Reference 1737-20).

Course Objectives: To build an understanding of the tools, concepts, and thought processes relative to livestock grazing in riparian areas so that participants will be able to work with other individuals, groups, and agencies to develop and implement successful grazing management strategies. Participants learn to develop riparian resource objectives and the process involved to design grazing management strategies that are practical and foster sustainable conditions.

For more information, see the training course flyer.

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Training: Asteraceae of the Great Basin and Eastern Sierra
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Training: Asteraceae of the Great Basin and Eastern Sierra

Overview:  Arnold (Jerry) Tiehm, herbarium curator at the University of Nevada, Reno, lead a course focused on identifying taxa in the Asteraceae, or sunflower family. The Asteraceae is common worldwide, and western Nevada is no exception. There are ~163 genera and 560 taxa of Asteraceae in western Nevada. Members of the Asteraceae can be dominant shrubs and forbs in this system, and many are important species for wildlife. Students learned the characteristics of this very diverse family and how to apply this knowledge to dichtomous keys. This workshop was primarily lab work and plant dissections, with a half-day field trip to practice identifying members of this complex family in natural settings. 

For more details, see the Asteraceae Event Flyer

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Training: Identifying common plants of the sagebrush steppe: a field and lab training
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Training: Identifying common plants of the sagebrush steppe: a field and lab training

Overview:  Arnold (Jerry) Tiehm, herbarium curator at the University of Nevada, Reno, lead a field and lab training in Elko County designed to familiarize participants with common plants of the sagebrush steppe. The course included an introduction to flower morphology, presented examples of many different types and forms of flowers, and introduced students to the use of dichotomous keys for identifying plants to family. These concepts were introduced in a lab setting on the first workshop day. Students spent the second day in the field, practicing introductory skills and collecting material to dissect and identify in lab on day three. The course was designed for botanical beginners and worked as a refresher for intermediate students. 

For more details, see the Plant ID Event Flyer.

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Restoration of sagebrush ecosystems - Training
Apr
11
to Apr 15

Restoration of sagebrush ecosystems - Training

Several topics were covered in the 5-day Sagebrush Restoration Course in Boise, ID, which was a collaborative effort of the BLM National Training Center and the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange. 

Topics covered included: 

  •  Landscape characterization and prioritization
  • Case study exercises using site characterizations and web soil surveys
  • Objectives, monitoring, and treatments for sagebrush enhancement
  • Conifer encroachment and restoration methods
  • Implementation, evaluation, and the Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL)

Participant reflections as to the relevance of this training to their work and amount of skill or knowledge the training provided are available in this event report.  

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