Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange
Sep
23
to Oct 5

Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange

Applications Closed - 2018 Cascadia TREX

 Photo credit: Cheryl Barth

Photo credit: Cheryl Barth

Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) is back! The two-week TREX program in Central Washington facilitates peer -to-peer experiential learning for fire professionals, natural re- source managers, and others interested in advancing their under- standing of prescribed fire. Participants will learn, practice, and share knowledge, skills and experience in a unique, hands-on training environment.

Training Information

Training Dates: Sunday, September 23 to Friday, October 5

Location: This year Cascadia TREX will be based out of the Cle Elum, WA area and will do burning throughout the forests of the Central Cascades.

Requirements:

  • Must be current and qualified NWCG Fire Fighter Type 2 or have completed NWCG courses S- 130, S-190, L180, ICS 100b, I700A. Must have completed arduous pack test within the last 12 months. Don’t know what that means? Contact us for more info!
  • All participants must have insurance to cover any injury they may sustain during the training.
  • Participants should come with all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including fireline approved boots (all leather work boots, 8-inches tall, non-slip soles, and no steel toe), a New Generation Fire Shelter, hard hat, Nomex clothing, all leather gloves, eye protection, and canteens for drinking water. Some PPE may be available to borrow.
  • Commitment to the entire two-week training event.

Meals and Lodging: Meals and lodging will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel and meals to and from TREX.

Cost: $500 non-refundable registration fee to help offset food and lodging costs.

What is TREX?

The Washington TREX program is a direct response to the growing need to demonstrate local leadership and innovative solutions towards our common goals of increaseing the quality, pace and scale of fire-adapted ecosystem restoration and creation of fire-adapted communities. There is a need for collaboration between local, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations to achieve our shared goal of increase application of prescribed fire for ecological, economic, and human benefits.

This is a two-week training event. The program consists of approximately 2-3 days of classroom and field sessions, up to 10 days of live-fire operations, and final day of discussion and wrap-up. The exact schedule and mix of activities will be contingent upon weather and fuel conditions that will dictate when, where, and how training will take place. TREX cadre and operational staff will do their best to create as many position taskbook training and evaluation opportunities as safely possible. However, no guarantee can be made regarding the number of trainee assignments that will be available or the completion of position taskbooks during TREX.

Cascadia TREX will focus on five main themes:

  • Ecological and social landscape of fire-adapted ecocsystems
  • Fire effects and treatment effectiveness monitoring
  • Communications, public outreach & media relations
  • Prescribed fire planning and operations
  • Position taskbook training opporuntities

More information about the TREX Program can be found here.

Questions?

Contact Kara Karboski (kara@washingtonrcd.org)


Applications are DUE NO LATER than Friday, July 27, 2018.

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Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

TREX Registration

2018 Cascadia TREX
Registration

If you been accepted to the 2018 Cascadia TREX in Cle Elum, WA, you may pay your $500 non-refundable registration fee one of two ways. And thank you! The registration fee helps cover food and lodging costs. These costs and other costs of the training are supported by partners, including the U.S. Forest Service and the Fire Learning Network.

PayPal

With PayPal you can pay the registration fee with a PayPal account, credit, or debit card. You do not need an account to pay via PayPal. There is an additional $15 fee to use PayPal for payment with this training to offset the costs of PayPal fees.

 

Check

You can pay the $500 registration fee by check through our fiscal sponsor the Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council

Mail and address checks to:

Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council
RE: Cascadia TREX
109 S 3rd Street
Yakima, WA 98901

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Feb
26
to Feb 28

Oregon and Washington Prescribed Fire Council Meeting

OPFC Logo
WFPC logo

Joint Meeting between the
Oregon Prescribed Fire Council &
Washington Prescribed Fire Council

Meeting and Registration Information


February 26th - 28th, 2018
Hood River, OR

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

The Oregon Prescribed Fire Council and Washington Prescribed Fire Council are hosting the first ever joint meeting between the two Councils. Please join us this February for an opportunity to explore current issues and themes in prescribed fire and smoke management, share learning, and connect across state lines.

This year's meeting will focus on private lands prescribed burning, the updates to each state's smoke management plans, and more. We are expecting to hear from forestry leadership in each state and see how prescribed fire is being implemented on a community forest managed by the Mt. Adams Resources Stewards in Glenwood, WA.

Vendors

The Oregon and Washington Prescribed Fire Council Meeting will be a great opportunity to network with the prescribed fire community in the Pacific Northwest. Vendor Registration is $200 per vendor for an informational/promotional table at the meeting as well as registration for the whole meeting for one person. For $400 vendors will be considered a sponsor for the meeting, which includes having a table and registration as above, as well as logo/name on agenda, conference materials, and website, and a shout-out during the event as a sponsor. If you are interested in being a vendor at the meeting please contact us at wa.rxfirecouncil@gmail.com for more details or register below. We will be supplying a place to set up information about your products and services.


Lodging Information

There is a room block reserved at the Hood River Best Western at varying rates, including government rate and river view rooms. To secure a room at any of the room block rates, please reserve by 1/31/18. Our room block is under "Oregon Washington Prescribed Fire Council".

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-386-2200
Toll Free: 800-828-7873

www.hoodriverinn.com

Registration Fee

Registration for the meeting is $35. This helps support meeting costs and Council functions. Thank you!

If the registration fee represents a hardship or barrier for you to attend for any reason, please contact us at wa.rxfirecouncil@gmail.com and we will discuss waiving this year's fee.

Forest Service staff have had their registration fee pre-paid this year.

If you are having difficulty with the payment system after filling out the registration form below, please try this direct link first.

Payment

After you submit this form you will be redirected to Payment to finish registration through PayPal. You may use a PayPal account, debit, or credit card. Alternatively, you may also mail a check to the Washington RC&D (fiscal sponsor of the Washington Prescribed Fire Council).

To pay by check, make a check out to:

Washington RC&D, c/o WPFC
109 S. 3rd Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Contact

For more information or questions please contact us at wa.rxfirecouncil@gmail.com.


Meeting Registration

To register for the meeting, please fill out and submit the following form.

Name *
Name
What Council are you affiliated with? *
Are you planning on going to the fied trip? *
The optional field trip will be the morning of the 28th with Mt. Adams Resources Stewards in Glenwood, WA. We will be coordinating transportation to and from the field trip for those who want it.
Payment Method *
The Registration fee is $35 and helps cover expenses to put on this meeting. Please indicate how you are planning to pay for registration, if you are requesting the fee is waived, or the fee for you is already paid for you. After you submit this form you will be given the option to pay via PayPal.
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Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)
Sep
24
to Oct 6

Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)

2017 Application Period CLOSED

The objective of the 2017 two-week prescribed fire training exchange (TREX) programs in Central Washington is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing innovative tools to restore fire-adapted ecosystems. Participants will engage in hands-on training in the ecology of fire-adapted ecosystems, communications and community outreach, prescribed fire monitoring, operational assignments, prescribed fire use, and collaboration among a diverse array of participating individuals and organizations.

Training Dates: September 24th through October 6th, 2017.

Location: 'Base Camp' will be located in Plain, Washington. Participants will be traveling to burn sites located throughout Central Washington.

For more information and details on what to expect at TREX events, please review the Cascadia TREX Summary.

For Selected Applicants

Registration: Selected participants will receive a Registration Packet. Completion of the packet will guarantee your placement in the training.

Cost: The cost to participate is $500.00, due upon selection and acceptance to the program with the Registration Packet. Payment may be made via:

  • Check. Paid and sent to Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council
RE: Cascadia TREX
1606 Perry Street, Suite E
Yakima, WA 98902

  • PayPal. Note: There will be a $15.00 payment processing fee added to the Participant fee to use PayPal.

Please contact us if you need an invoice for your agency or organization to process a payment.

Questions?

Contact Kara Karboski | kara@washingtonrcd.org

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May
1
to May 12

Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) - Central Oregon

The objective of this two-week TREX program is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing innovative tools to restore fire-adapted ecosystems.

Participants will engage in hands-on training in the ecology of fire-adapted ecosystems, communications and community outreach, prescribed fire monitoring, operational assignments, prescribed fire use, and collaboration among a diverse array of participating individuals and organizations. 

More information and registration materials coming in January 2017.

Questions? E-mail pcaligiuri@tnc.org 

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Apr
30
to May 13

Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) - Ashland, OR

The objective of this two-week TREX program is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing innovative tools to restore fire-adapted ecosystems.

Participants will engage in hands-on training in the ecology of fire-adapted ecosystems, communications and community outreach, prescribed fire monitoring, operational assignments, prescribed fire use, and collaboration among a diverse array of participating individuals and organizations. 

More information and registration materials coming in January 2017.

Questions? E-mail amanda.stamper@tnc.org

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Mar
1
to Mar 2

6th Annual Washington Prescribed Fire Council Conference

  • Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Past, Present, and Future of Prescribed Fire in Washington

Please join us for the 6th Annual Washington Prescribed Fire Council Conference, held this year in Wenatchee, WA. This year's conference will focus on the past, present, and future of the prescribed fire in Washington, and we will look at exiting projects from the past year, including the ESHB 2928 Forest Resiliency Burning Pilot Project, and into future opportunities and priorities. The Conference will be held March 2nd and Steering Committee meeting will be held March 1st at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel in downtown Wenatchee.

March 1st

On March 1st, we will have the Council Steering Committee meeting from 2pm - 5pm. Then join us for an evening social starting at 6:30pm, hopefully with pizza at a location to be announced.

March 2nd

On March 2nd, the Conference will kick things off at 8am. Note, this year we will not be providing breakfast, but will be serving a nice lunch and plenty of coffee throughout the day.

Agenda

A draft version of the agenda is currently available here.

Hotel Details

There is a small room block available at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel. Please call the hotel at 509-662-1234 or see their website and ask about the hotel block through the Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Registration Details

Registration is $50 and includes lunch and coffee/tea during the conference and food during the evening social and supports the other aspects of putting together this conference. To register, please fill out the information below. Once you have completed it, please pay the conference registration fee by PayPal or check. If you are unable to pay the  registration fee for any reason, and would still like to attend the conference, please contact the Council directly at wa.rxfirecouncil@gmail.com. If you have difficulties with any part of this registration process, please also contact us directly through the above email.

Name *
Name
Payment Method *
Please select the payment method you think will use to pay the conference registration fee in an effort to help keep these logistics organized.

Payment Details

Please pay the $50 conference registration fee through the PayPal link below, or by check to:

Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council
1606 Perry St., Suite E, Yakima, WA 98902.


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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: A Summary of Fire Season 2016 in WA and OR

John Saltenberger is a Meteorologist with the US Department of the Inter Fish and Wildlife Service, Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in Portland, Oregon. John has experience providing weather support for wildland fire managers in the United States and in Australia. John spent 17 seasons as an “Incident Meteorologist” working in the field on deployment with firefighting teams across the US and has presented weather topics at fire behavior, fire weather and fire danger classes and workshops throughout his career.

For more information and to register, visit nwfirescience.org

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