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The Student Conservation Association

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  1. The Student Conservation Association changing lives through service to nature Kassy Theobald, FIREMON Project Leader – Coeur d’Alene Tribe T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  2. Who we are • Conservation organization • Founded 1957 by Liz Titus Putnam • Cooperate with and aid land management agencies T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  3. What we do • Provide agencies with the man power and knowledge • Provide young people with professional development experience T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  4. Organization • Conservation Interns • Crews • Urban • Corps • Wildland Fire Corps • FIREMON • FireEd • Landfire T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  5. FEC Tasks • Home Assessments • Community Events • Local Media • Environmental Ed • Interpretive and Cultural Materials • Prevention Plans T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  6. FEC Tasks Continued • FireWise • Fuels Reductions • Prescribed Burns • Fire Suppression T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  7. FIREMON • Role of FIREMON • History • National Fire Plan • CSKT in Montana • 2005 T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  8. Where FIREMON is today • Coeur d’Alene Tribe • Nez Perce Tribe • Zuni Agency • Mescalero Apache Tribe and Agency • Eastern OK Region • Concho Agency and Horton Agency • Minnesota Agency • Great Lakes Agency T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  9. Requirements for an SCA crew • Fuels specialist has attended a FIREMON training • A detailed work plan has been submitted with the application • The respective Reservation has a fire/fuels management plan in place T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  10. What we provide • Project leader and team • Data collection • FIREMON • Technology • Intern training • Extras… T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  11. What Agency/Tribe Provides Local Staff member Introduction Ecology Progress reports Work Plan Locations Plots Equipment Additional training T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  12. The Data • FIREMON Database • SCA collects: • Plot description • Tree Data • Fuel Load • Species Composition • Flexibility T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  13. How we do the work • Field Skills • Plot set-up • ArcPad and Trimble Recon • Data entry in the field T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  14. T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  15. T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  16. Where does the data go? • Input to the FIREMON database • Presented to the Tribe or Agency • Utilized by the Tribe or Agency for management decisions T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  17. Outcome • Quality work done by enthusiastic young people • Standard data collection and analysis across Tribal lands • Lasting relationships T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  18. Contact your BIA representative and check us out at: www.thesca.org T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org

  19. T H E S T U D E N T C O N S E R V A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N, I N C. www.thesca.org