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Fire Regime and Condition Class (FRCC)

SEFEP is supporting the National FRCC Classification effort by taking the lead in the development and compilation of information regarding reference landscape conditions for the southeastern states. In February 2004, the partnership hosted a reference condition development workshop attended by 20 experts in the field of fire ecology including representatives from the federal government, academic institutions, The Nature Conservancy, and state natural heritage programs. This group has been tasked with developing ecological models for the major vegetation types of the southeast and they will meet again in June 2004 to share their results and to initiate a peer review process. For more information on FRCC, see www.frcc.gov.

Sharing Resources

SEFEP members provide Fire Behavior support to Area Command during 2003 wildfiresThe partnership supports and encourages sharing of personnel and equipment for fire activities by facilitating Memoranda of Understanding between parties. We encourage cooperative prescribed fire implementation and monitoring on partners’ lands. Partners additionally provide staff expertise and technical support for incident management teams on wildland fires.

  • TNC/USFWS cooperative burning
  • USFWS engine utilization at Tall Timbers Research Station
  • Wildland Fire Management Support
  • TNC engine crews assisting on USFS fires