Wildland Fire

Grant funding to purchase three fire trucks for TIFMAS approved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Three Texas fire departments were selected to receive more than $700,000 in grants from Texas A&M Forest Service through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual System on Oct. 19. 

Texas A&M Forest Service confirms increase of post oak mortality in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

 Post oak trees across the state are facing higher mortality rates in both urban and rural settings. 

Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

  October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.

More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . I

Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.

New app developed for forestry professionals in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

For the first time, foresters, landowners and contractors in Texas can now access guidelines for practicing sustainable forestry on their mobile devices. 

Communication is Key to Johnson's Success

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Earlier today the National Association of State Foresters presented a communications achievement award to Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson. 

Partnerships and community involvement help Texas High School win $10 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

  HOUSTON, Texas — The wait is over. The announcement has come. Furr High School is an XQ America Super School. And although this may be new news to most Texans – the recognition did not happen overnight.

Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state's oldest town

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Aug. 24, 2016 Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state’s oldest town Congratulations to the City of Nacogdoches, Texas for being selected as the Texas Arbor Day 2016 host city. 

Paul Johnson, Crusader: Changing how we talk about trees

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson has discovered that it is not enough for communities to sustainably manage and care for the urban forest.

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TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

 

Brady Park Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests conducted prescribed fire operations October 16th and 17th. The district burned approximately 1469 acres on the Brady Park Unit, 6 miles South East of Vernon. Personnel will remain on scene monitoring the burn throughout the week and weekend as needed.

Prescribed Burning Planned November 15 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:54
Sims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside Fuelbreak Buffer: 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom, 75 acresDekkas Rock piles, Shasta Lake area, 5 acres

Burned Area Reports (2017 Central Washington BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:31
Burned Area Report Summaries and Values at Risk Matrix and Treatments have been released: Diamond Creek Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments Jack Creek Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments Uno Peak Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments Jolly Mountain Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments

Whitcom Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:00
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop. The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres. Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17.

Nagel Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:15
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District is conducting a prescribed burn within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, from November 14 - 17. This burn will be south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn will be to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A. The burn blocks will encompass approximately 963

FLASH, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, National Disaster Resilience Conference

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:01
FLASH (The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safer better-built homes.  I attended the National Disaster Resilience Conference hosted by FLASH in Atlanta, Georgia on October 25-27 which brought
Categories: Wildland Fire

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:52
Contingent upon weather conditions meeting burn plan prescriptions, the Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath NF will implement the following prescribed burn projects: Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles – Blue and Salt salvage landings Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Matt Watson 530-465-1520 Legal Location: T46N 12W sec. 35,36,25 Descriptive Location: South of Seiad Valley Type: Machine Piles Total Acreage: 1200 acres Planned Ignition: Wednesday, Nov. 15th – Thursday, November 16th Duration: Ignition 2 days, Smoke Production 10-14 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: NW Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Seiad Valley, Hamburg– smoke will be monitored, and ignition will be adjusted or ceased should unfavorable effects occur. Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles –18N02 Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Lissey Lee 530-925-0333 Legal Location: T17N R8E Sec 15 Descriptive Location:...

Coconino NF fall, spring prescribed burn projects finalized (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:02
Flagstaff, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2017, For Immediate Release — Coconino National Forest fire managers have finalized the prescribed burn plan for fall and spring, which will reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem at different times throughout the season to help protect and buffer communities from severe wildfires. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-dependent ecosystems. Each prescribed burn is designed to meet specific objectives outlined in a “prescription.” These burns will mimic natural fires, reduce hazardous fuels accumulations, reintroduce fire into a fire-dependent system, and recycle nutrients which promotes habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority. The following is a list of prescribed burn projects in each district of the Coconino National Forest with their approximate locations and acres: ...

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