Join us for hands-on burning and learning in southwestern Colorado, everyone is welcome!
Please go to this website at http://sanjuanheadwaters.org/trex for more information and registration for this event. Please also share this announcement with your networks. Registration deadline is August 1st. There is a $300 participant fee; this fee may be waived for local participants. See the website for more.
The Chama Peak Land Alliance, the San Juan National Forest, the San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership, The Nature Conservancy and regional partners will be hosting a Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) in September, 2019. The intent of this training is to provide opportunities for local and regional firefighters, scientists and managers to work and train together, build their experience in prescribed fire practices, fire effects, and other conservation efforts affecting forests, woodlands and grasslands in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Training opportunities for anyone who wishes to participate are available, as well as for those pursuing National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualifications for the positions of RXB2, ENGB, FIRB, FFT1, FFT2 and FEMO.
We invite professional wildland firefighters and prescribed fire practitioners, fire and resource managers, ecologists, biologists, conservationists, students and faculty, researchers and scientists from federal, state, tribal, non-governmental and private organizations to be part of our burn team. The training will be organized as an incident, using the Incident Command System and will integrate with local fire staff, primarily on the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment, practice fireline leadership skills and learn about local fire ecology and fire management. The work will take place primarily in the San Juan Watershed of southwestern Colorado, however opportunities to burn in other watersheds in northern New Mexico are also possible. The training will include field trips to orient participants to the natural and cultural landscape of this region, burn units, fuels, and other wildland fire related topics. We will integrate and learn about community efforts to prepare for and mitigate wildfire impacts to natural resources, homes, and communities.
If you do not have the minimum training requirements or required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we will assist you.