4 episodes

Friends of Fire discuss a variety of fire science topics relevant to southeastern US ecosystems. Produced by the Southern Fire Exchange, a regional program for fire science delivery in the Southeast, to help bridge the divide between the fire science and natural resource management communities.

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Friends of Fire Southern Fire Exchange

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Friends of Fire discuss a variety of fire science topics relevant to southeastern US ecosystems. Produced by the Southern Fire Exchange, a regional program for fire science delivery in the Southeast, to help bridge the divide between the fire science and natural resource management communities.

Subscribe to our Fire Science Newsletter + SFE Updates: http://bit.ly/SFEsubscribe

    Call-When-Needed Fire Crew Model - Part 2

    Call-When-Needed Fire Crew Model - Part 2

    This episode continues the discussion of the call-when-needed prescribed fire crew model with Adam Warwick, Stewardship Manager with The Nature Conservancy. Adam is also the creator and director of The Nature Conservancy’s Southern Blue Ridge: Call-When-Needed Fire Crew. In this episode, we discuss crew recruiting, costs and funding, partnerships, equipment needs, benefits and challenges, how to overcome challenges, accomplishments, and hopes for the future. If you are interested in starting a call-when-needed crew, check out the primer below and feel free to reach out to Adam with any questions (awarwick@tnc.org).

    2:15 Recruiting
    8:18 Funding
    12:17 Partnerships
    16:54 Costs and funding
    21:07 Equipment needs
    25:31 Challenges
    29:08 How to overcome challenges
    31:15 Benefits
    35:29 Accomplishments
    41:46 Hopes for the future

    Primer for the Call-When-Needed Crew
    https://tnc.app.box.com/s/ma5d4ma9oxl9xewoi2q2wp4duv9wkmqv

    Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network
    http://bit.ly/SBRFLNWebsite

    Considerations for Wildlife and Fire in the Southern Blue Ridge
    http://www.sbrfln.com/considerations-for-wildlife--fire-in-the-southern-blue-ridge.html

    The Fire Managers Guide for Blue Ridge Ecozones
    http://bit.ly/BlueRidgeEcozones

    • 53 min
    Wild Turkeys and Prescribed Fire - Part 2

    Wild Turkeys and Prescribed Fire - Part 2

    This episode continues the discussion on Wild Turkeys and Prescribed Fire with Jay Cantrell and Dr. Michael Chamberlain. We discuss challenges of managing for wild turkeys, public perception of prescribed fire’s effect on turkeys, the effect of growing season / nesting season fires on turkey habitat and survival, potential effects of climate change on the bird, and the benefits and challenges of managers and researchers working together.

    • 34 min
    Wild Turkeys and Prescribed Fire - Part 1

    Wild Turkeys and Prescribed Fire - Part 1

    This is part 1 of a 2-part discussion where Jay Cantrell (Assistant Big Game Program Coordinator with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources) and Dr. Michael Chamberlain (Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia) discuss the relationship between Eastern Wild Turkeys and prescribed fire. In this episode we cover turkey population history, recent population declines and the potential causes, how to best manage for wild turkeys, and more.

    • 35 min
    Reintroducing Fire into Long Unburned Pine Forests

    Reintroducing Fire into Long Unburned Pine Forests

    Dr. Ajay Sharma, a fire researcher - Assistant Professor, at the University of Florida, and Shan Cammack, a fire practitioner - wildlife biologist and fire safety officer, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), discuss what happens when fire is removed from a fire adapted ecosystem, best management practices of reintroducing fire into long unburned pine ecosystems, the challenges and risks of the process, the "duff problem," and more.

    Duffbuster 3000 Tutorial Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIHf5ttJE10

    Fact Sheet - Reintroducing Fire Into Long-Unburned Pine Stands: The Duff Problem:
    https://southernfireexchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-4.pdf

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    • 35 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Great conversations relevant to the Southeastern US

This podcast has a great vibe and it covers fire science and management topics that are of critical importance to the Southeast.

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