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Fire Lines Volume 12 Issue 3

Fire Lines Volume 12 Issue 3

May-August 2022 Vol. 12 (3): Research Brief; SFE Updates; What's New in Fire Science?; New Technology and Tools; Other News; Upcoming Events; New Fire Science Publications for the South; Funding Opportunities.

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Flagler County Land Management assists Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council instructing wildland fire training class in Apopka

Flagler County Land Management assists Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council instructing wildland fire training class in Apopka

Twenty-one students from nine different organizations across the state of Florida participated in the training.

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Paul Hessburg: Why Wildfires Have Gotten Worse-and What We Can Do About It

Paul Hessburg: Why Wildfires Have Gotten Worse-and What We Can Do About It

Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

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SE FireMap

SE FireMap

An improved system for mapping fires across the U.S.

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Does Cattle Grazing Reduce Fire Fuels and Fire Danger?

Does Cattle Grazing Reduce Fire Fuels and Fire Danger?

The last few fire seasons have clearly demonstrated that fires are coming more frequently and at sizes that challenge our ability to fight and/or control them. While grazing has been considered and even sometimes used as a fire prevention tool, the actual success and impact have not been clearly documented. This research is another step in learning how to successfully use grazing to reduce fire danger. We’ll be sharing more on this topic in future issues. January 11, 2021

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Cal FIre Incidents

Cal FIre Incidents

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) responds to all types of emergencies. When the Department responds to a major CAL FIRE jurisdiction incident, the Department will post incident details to the web site. Major emergency incidents could include large, extended-day wildfires (10 acres or greater), floods, earthquakes, hazardous material spills, etc. This is a summary of all incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.

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They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?

This is a story about frustration, about watching the West burn when you fully understand why it’s burning — and understand why it did not need to be this bad.

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WFSU FM Florida-Perspectives: Prescribed Burns

WFSU FM Florida-Perspectives: Prescribed Burns

The recent and devastating fire near Eastpoint in Franklin County has led to a larger discussion about prescribed burns. Talking about it are: Kevin Hiers and Dr. Kevin Robertson from the Tall Timbers Research Station; and Dr. David Godwin with the Southern Fire Exchange at the University of Florida.

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Outside Online-The Future of Fire

Outside Online-The Future of Fire

To reduce the intensity of megafires in America, we’d need to treat and burn about 50 to 80 million acres of forest. So, how do we do it? What would it cost? How long would it take? Is it possible? In this episode we look at whether or not there’s anything we can do about wildfires in the West—and the likelihood that we’ll take action on potential solutions.

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Driptorch Digest No. 45 June 2020

Driptorch Digest No. 45 June 2020

A Newsletter for the Southern Prescribed Fire Community

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South Atlantic Blueprint Newsletter June 2020

South Atlantic Blueprint Newsletter June 2020

Big improvements to Blueprint methods, forest retention analysis uses Blueprint, Piedmont prairie survey preview.

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