These CFAES courses are on fire (sign up!)

Hey, Ohio State students: The courses described in this story are taught during Autumn Semester. Course enrollment for Autumn Semester 2018 begins at the end of March and runs through mid- to late April. So sign up soon if you’re interested!

Students at The Ohio State University have a unique opportunity to take a two-course sequence that culminates with a real prescribed burn and certification.

The courses, offered by CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), teach about fire ecology, fire’s role in ecosystems, and managing controlled and wild fires. In the end, students prepare for and conduct a prescribed burn. Continue reading

Tomorrow: How to restore fire-dependent forests?

wildfire restorationPriscilla Nyamai, a doctoral candidate in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), presents “Is There a Role for Restoration When Fuel Reduction Is a Management Objective in Fire-dependent Forest Ecosystems? Lessons from the Northern Lake States” tomorrow (4/11) in SENR’s spring seminar series. Details. Her advisor is SENR scientist Charles Goebel, who leads the Lake States Fire Science Consortium.