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Wednesday April 10, 2013
Contact  NY Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
fireacad@gw.dec.state.ny.us or (631) 769-1556

Welcome to the New York Wildfire & Incident Academy’s first spring prescribed fire academy. 

This academy is designed to teach individuals and teams how to properly conduct prescribed burns safely and effectively.

All academy classes are held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York.

Detailed information on courses, dates, times and housing options can be found on the academy brochure on the Wildfire Academy page found on DEC's website.

 Course dates for this Academy are:

  • RX-301 - Prescribed Fire Implementation - April 13 - April 15, 2013
  • RX-310 - Introduction to Fire Effects - April 12 - April 15, 2013
  • RX-341 - Prescribed Fire Plan Preparation - April 8 - April 12, 2013
  • RX-410 - Smoke Management - April 8 - April 11, 2013
  • S-234 - Ignition Operations - Session A - April 9 - April 11, 2013
  • S-234 - Ignition Operations - Session B - April 12 - April 14, 2013
  • S-130/190 - Basic Firefighting and Wildfire Behavior - April 8 - April 12, 2013
  • S-130/190 - Basic Firefighting and Wildfire Behavior (Field Day Only) - April 12, 2013

All registrations for both the Spring Prescribed Fire Academy as well as the March 2013 course offering must be sent in by mail/e‐mail/fax. Completed applications can be e‐mailed to nywima@pb.state.ny.us or faxed to the Academy's office at (631) 769-1772.

12:30 PM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This curriculum helps early childhood educators engage young children in outdoor exploration. Attendees receive a curriculum guide and music CD that incorporate investigations of nature with art, literature, math, music and movement. For educators of students ages 3 to 6. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

7:00 PM
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Allegany County 
April 10, 2013 at 7 p.m.    
Crossroads Commerce & Conference Center
6087 NYS Route 19 
Belmont, NY 14813  

More info... 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), co-lead agencies of New York's Open Space Conservation Plan, are hosting a meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St. in Jamestown, to solicit input regarding the update of the NYS Open Space Conservation Plan.

This plan serves as a blueprint for the State's land conservation efforts to increase protection of the State's significant natural, scenic, recreational, historic and cultural resources. The Open Space Plan was last updated in 2009 and New York State Law requires that the plan be revised every three years to adapt to shifting conservation priorities. The Open Space Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), which has multi-disciplinary regional representation that includes the Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, is required to review and update their regional portion of the plan and submit an update in mid-2013. This meeting is among many that will hosted by the State throughout the region between now and late May.

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide input and identify projects, processes, and collaborations in Chautauqua County that would assist the State in preserving and promoting treasured open spaces.

Interested residents who are unable to attend the meeting can also send their suggestions to the DEC by email at region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

In addition, there are several meetings upcoming for other counties in Region 9.  

Cattaraugus County 
April 18, 2013 - 7 PM
303 Court St.
Little ValleyNY 14755

Niagara County
Last week of April; date and location to be determined

LegendGeneral Reinstein Woods Workshops

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