Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

F.L.A.M.E. Week, hosted by Turnbull Creek (ESF)

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 – Friday, Feb. 10, 2023

F.L.A.M.E. (Fire Learning and Mitigation Education) Week

Join N.C. Forest Service staff and partners for a series of online webinars to explore and learn about wildfire and prescribed fire. Over a period of four days, staff and participants will discuss prescribed burning, using weather forecasts and modeling to anticipate wildfire activity, forest protection burning laws and wildfire risk in North Carolina. On the fifth day, educators can register to participate in a Project Learning Tree workshop at Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest. Participants in this workshop will visit fire-maintained areas of the forest and observe a live prescribed burn, weather permitting. To attend any portion of the FLAME Week event schedule, registration is required. Spots are limited so register early.

Ignite the flame for FLAME Week. Download the FLAME Week information sheet.

Register here:

"Lighting the Fire: Planning and Executing a Prescribed Burn"

Presented by: Phil Wallace and Julian Wilson, NCFS
10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Monday, February 6, 2023

"Forest Protection Burning Laws"

Presented by: Matt Gordon, CFI, NCFS
10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2023

"Fire Behavior Forecasting"
Presented by: Terry Lebo, NWS and David Greathouse, NCFS
10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2023

"Wildfire Risk in NC"
Presented by: Hannah Thompson-Welch, NCFS
10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023

Fire-focused Project Learning Tree Workshop for Educators
Facilitators: Carrie McCullen, Hannah Thompson-Welch, NCFS, Janina Millis, DAQ
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2023
Download information sheet.
Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_firefocus