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Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Master Class and Field Practicum

Learn more/register. This Master Class in Irvine, CA (Orange County Great Park) will cover some of the fundamental subjects on which an applicant for Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)...

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Vegetative community response to landscape-scale post-fire herbicide (imazapic) application

View paper. This study evaluated the effect of herbicide (imazapic) applied in the first winter or second fall after the 113,000 ha Soda wildfire on the target exotic annual grasses and also...

After the Flames- Workshop and Conference

View conference website. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.” Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States...

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Do post-fire fuel treatments and annual grasses interact to affect fire regimes in the Great Basin?

View report. To assess the effects of aerial and drill seeding on plant community trajectories, fuel composition, and fire regimes, this study collected geospatial datasets spanning 209,000 ha of sagebrush steppe on...

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Post-Fire Resources Website

Access resources. After a catastrophic wildfire, quick action must be taken to minimize social, environmental, and economic devastation. Responsive action requires navigating a complex maze of diverse landowners, community  organizations, and numerous local...

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Thresholds and hotspots for shrub restoration following heterogeneous fire

View article. This study approach revealed interactive, ecological relationships such as novel soil-surface effects on first year establishment of sagebrush across the burned landscape, and identified ‘‘hot spots’’ for recovery. The approach...

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Post-fire water-quality response in the western United States

View article. Evidence from this analysis shows significant increases in nutrient flux (different forms of nitrogen and phosphorus), major-ion flux and metal concentrations are the most common changes in stream water quality...

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Field Workshop: Determining the most appropriate treatments before and after wildfire in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems

Register for this FREE  field workshop. Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology, OSU; Cheri Howell, Ecologist, USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest; and Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, UNCE, will discuss tools to...

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Smoke tools and information for prescribed fire and wildfire

View recording. The science of wildland fire smoke modeling and the tools and information available are dramatically different from what they were 10 years ago. Satellite systems, computing power, social media, and...

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Smoke management guide for prescribed fire

View the guide. The NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire contains information on prescribed fire smoke management techniques, air quality regulations, smoke monitoring, modeling, communication, public perception of prescribed fire and...