Wildland Fire Workshops for Consultation Biologists

Wildland Fire Workshops for Consultation Biologists

This is a course that provides and introduction for biologists who wish to participate in resource advisors roles on wildland fires and prescribed fire planning. This course provides the basic fire control activities and fire management overview along with a general understanding of the National Fire Plan to the student. Students will be exposed to basic fire behavior, fire ecology, and how these relate to fire planning. Various treatment options and effects and how they effect various resources will be presented as well as a case study on some real life scenarios. Students will be introduced to the basic requirements of wildland fire and what to expect on large incidents and a definition of the roles that they will play.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to conduct biologically supportable consultations and be able to:

  1. Use the best available science to assess the efforts of different types of treatments, suppression activities, and rehabilitation activities
  2. Evaluate and suggest alternative actions to proposed National Fire Plan projects
  3. Define, understand, and use appropriate fire terminology in the appropriate context
  4. Name the project proponents and key players, and describe their mission, management structure, procedures, and systems
  5. Know where to seek more information needed to complete consultations on National Fire Plan projects

Individuals who are interested in this course should contact their Regional Fire Management Coordinator for course locations and schedules.

Last Updated: 01/02/2009