Wildland Fire

Publications

Name
Determining Survival in Young Slash, Loblolly, and Longleaf Pine Stands after a Fire in Bulloch County, Georgia
Emissions from Burning Herbicide Treated Forest Fuels - A Laboratory Approach
Firescaping: Wildfire-Resistant Landscaping in Georgia
Restoring Fire to Long-Unburned Pine-Dominated Stands on Georgia Private Lands
Smoke Management Guidebook for Prescribed Burning in the Southern Region


Trainings

Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping is a project designed to increase Southeastern U.S. wildfire preparedness by educating community members and Cooperative Extension Agents about fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping. Through several presentations and activities, the training will teach participants about Southeastern U.S. wildland fire history, fire behavior, home ignition, plant flammability, firescaping design and maintenance, home wildfire risk assessment, combining firescaping with other landscape objectives, recommendations for sharing firescaping with the broader community, and more. Master Gardeners and other community members can take the training (1) online over several weeks or (2) as a one day in-person training. Note that participants must work with an Extension Agent, other educator, or the firescaping project manager to take either training. In addition, there is a separate (3) online training preparing Extension educators to deliver or facilitate the training by increasing their firescaping knowledge.

  1. Online firescaping training for Master Gardeners and other community members (approximate 6-week training): https://open.ugaurbanag.com *Please note must work with an Extension Agent, other educator, or the firescaping project manager to take the online training.
  2. In-person training for Master Gardeners and other community members (day-long training): Contact Firescaping Project Manager for materials
  3. Extension Agent/ Educator online training: http://firescapingtraining.com

Help your community be better prepared!



Interested to offer the training in your community? Please contact the Firescaping Project Manager: Holly Campbell, hollycam@uga.edu

Project Partners include:
Southern Regional Extension Forestry, University of Georgia (UGA) Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, UGA Cooperative Extension

This work is supported by Smith-Lever Special Needs grant no. 2017-41210-27085 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address disaster education through Extension programming.