New Jersey Fire
Camp 2022

Sun, May 15 - Sat, May 21  |  Workshop

all day Monday - Friday

About the Event

 

Applications for the Camp have closed. We were only able to accept up to 12

participants from NJ and the surrounding states for this event. If wanted to attend, please

fill out this quick form so we can contact you about future relevant opportunities.

SYNOPSIS

In cooperation with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, we are hosting a field-based workshop in May 2022. The Fire Camp will provide opportunities for students and early-career natural resource professionals to develop technical skills through the ecological application of prescribed fire.

The Camp will accept up to 12 persons to participate in a 5-day session that explores various prescribed fire applications for hazardous fuel reduction, habitat management, silvicultural, and/or other ecological objectives. Through this hands-on program, participants may have opportunities to work on individual tasks in open National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Position Task Books (PTB); hone technical skills relating to prescribed fire application; and expand their understanding of fuels, fire behavior, and fire ecology. Participants will work in the New Jersey pinelands and engage with fire practitioners, fire scientists, foresters and other natural resource professionals to supplement fire effects and fire use learning.

The fee for Camp participation, which will cover meals, lodging, and all Camp activities, is $300. Financial assistance is available by writing to NAFSEhelp@gmail.com (once accepted).

Additional participation requirements are detailed in this document- please read the entire document thoroughly before applying.

NEW JERSEY FIRE CAMP 2022 TIMELINE

  • Jan 21: application window opens

  • Feb 28: application window closes at 11:59 pm ET

  • Mar 14: selected participants are notified

  • Apr 6: Orientation Webinar, 4 - 5 pm ET

  • Apr 15: registration fee due

  • May 15 to 21: New Jersey Fire Camp 2022

COVID SAFETY STRATEGY

As restrictions continue to challenge our ability to gather, it is more important now than ever to take advantage of opportunities to get together safely in-person. This event is being planned with COVID safety as a top priority for the benefit of each individual participant and for the fire science community at large.

 

Based on our experience with digital, hybrid, and in-person events over the last year, there are outcomes from in-person meetings that simply cannot be replicated in a virtual space. Face-to-face meetings directly develop personal and professional connections, inspire future work, and provide practical work experience that facilitates deep understanding. We are thrilled that we have the ability to hold this event almost entirely outdoors, in service to developing fire scientists and our fire science partners.

 

We are confident in the facilities and our plans to execute this event following COVID-safe practices (and worked with the venue to successfully host a COVID-safe fire science meeting in September 2021). Planned safety precautions include:

  • planning an almost entirely outdoor program, including when holding facilitated meetings,

  • reserving a backup, indoor meeting space with more than a wall of openable windows,

  • flexible lodging accommodations that allow for separation from other individuals, and

  • meeting or exceeding federal, state, and local health protocols.

 

Please contact us with any concerns; we are happy to provide more safety details upon request.

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