The Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership promotes training, education,
research and collaborative projects in the area of fire ecology,
especially in the Southeastern states
membership includes: the National
Park Service (NPS),
Service (USFWS), the
U.S. Forest Service (USFS),
Tall Timbers Research Station (TTRS)
and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
The Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership
supports science-based ideas, practices, and innovations in land
management issues related to fire. This information is widely communicated
and accessible; it is extensively integrated into fire and land
management decisions and actions, resulting in diverse, functioning
landscapes. The partnership serves as a focal point for fire ecology
information transfer, especially with regards to management issues
on public lands and lands managed primarily for ecosystem health.
Our efficient, creative, and cooperative efforts lead to a workforce
and society that understands and supports the role of fire as a
fundamental cultural, social, and ecological force.
To serve as a reference point for fire
ecology issues and to support collaborative research, training,
and education efforts within the field of fire ecology, especially
in the southeastern United States.
- Serve as a centralized reference point
known to academic, research, federal, state, and private communities
regarding fire ecology issues.
- Advertise partnership existence and name via email, traveling
poster display, and TTRS web page.
- Maintain a partnership mailing list
- Meet bi-monthly to address
- Rotate Chairperson annually
- Serve as a clearinghouse for identification and prioritization
of cooperative fire ecology related research and educational needs.
- Establish contact and correspondence protocols with
TTRS, JFSP, Missoula Fire Lab, USDA Research Stations,
USGS Research Stations,
Fire Training Centers, Academic Institutions, State Fire
- Write joint research proposals and provide reviews
of research proposals, training courses etc.
Fire Ecology related training
- Support maintenance and development
of the E.V. Komarek fire ecology database.
- Serve as a source for speakers/presenters regarding
fire ecology and the partnership at meetings and
- Capitalize on co-location at Tall Timbers Research Station by
- Establish a mechanism to streamline transfer of funds
- Share equipment, technical support, infrastructure
- Participate in fire management program/project evaluations
with requesting agencies.
- Conduct bi-monthly meetings coordinated
by a rotating chairperson who will provide agendas, notes,
and conduct necessary
- Review charter and rotate chairperson
annually on January 1.
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