In 2019, The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society will come together for the first-ever joint conference of these two organizations. The event will likely be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever, and will provide unprecedented opportunities for science-sharing and potential collaboration. Individually, these organizations’ conferences ensure your staff stay knowledgeable and up to date on the latest science and management techniques, but combined this can’t-miss event opens doors for the future of the natural resources professions. Join us in Reno for an unforgettable experience, and be a part of this historic event.
To maintain and strengthen meaningful progress towards this vision, the 3rd Annual National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will provide a forum unlike others for collaborative interaction. It will provide an innovative, shared-learning environment for exploration, discussion, understanding, brainstorming, connection and collaboration around the issues we must face to improve outcomes related to wildland fire. It will allow stakeholders to understand their roles and the opportunities for outcome-based approaches through continued and active implementation of the National Cohesive Strategy and how this will allow us to define a future with wildland fire as a key component of healthy ecosystems that meet social and management requirements.
Improving the Landscape through Communication
Established in 2008, Partners for Conservation embodies a grassroots movement of private landowners working with agencies, non-profit organizations, and policymakers to collaborate on conservation projects to sustain our working landscapes for present and future generations. PFC represents the voices of 21st century conservation and the collective effort to support working landscapes through voluntary, incentive-based public and private programs.
Date: June 21
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Anthro Mountain, Duchesne County
Details: Meet near the turn off to the Antelope Cayon Road, 11 miles East of Duchesne on Highway 40, UT (150 yards north of Highway 40 - listed as 1200 E on Google Maps). We will organize a carpool with high clearance vehicles from this point.
This tour features USDA Forest Service work on Anthro Mountain, SE of Duchesne, and will focus on prescribed fire for sage grouse habitat improvement, aspen forest regeneration, and the challenges of associated elk herbivory.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by June 14 to email@example.com or 435-797-8424.
Hosted by the Western Aspen Alliance
The workshop will address private-public land aspen issues and restoration. It will begin at Wolf Creek Ranch with some technical presentation, then move to the field in/around the Kamas area for Day 1.
Day 2 will visit private ranches near Coalville, Utah.
Or contact Dusty Morgan for details: Dusty.Morgan@usu.edu
Community leaders, agency representatives, property owners, and anyone impacted by wildfire is invited to join this interactive workshop and conference featuring recovery experts and agencies engaging After The Flames.
With more fire in the wildland-urban interface, greater all-hazard challenges taxing our resources and no expectation of change soon, it’s critical to come together to discuss the issues impacting our industry.
The WUI Conference brings together firefighters, researchers and leadership at the local, state, federal and tribal levels to collaborate on emerging issues and educate wildland-fire management. https://www.iafc.org/events/wui
Lunch and Learn: Prescribed Fire Policy Barriers: Research findings on challenges and strategies on federal lands across the West
Utah State Forestry Extension presents this research update:
Past surveys have identified policies and regulations that managers say limit their ability to conduct prescribed fire.
Researchers are investigating barriers to prescribed fire across the West for the BLM and the US Forest Service. The goals are to identify the origin and range of policy barriers and identify opportunities to overcome them. Learn about what they’ve discovered and contribute your input.
This demonstration from the Utah Biomass Resources Group will feature a biochar kiln demonstration with special guest speaker, Darren McAvoy, Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University.
Register for this free event:
9 presenters will speak about ecology and management of Gambel oak in the southern Rocky Mountains, with a focus on silviculture, wildfire, and post-fire.
Available online or in-person.
Friday 9/7 - Enjoy local beer, burgers, presentations, and a panel discussion on the West Fork & Million Fires!
Saturday 9/8 - Tour sites of the Million & West Fork fires scars with land managers, fire fighters, and local leaders.
Lunch & Learn Webinar presented by Marin Chambers, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, CSU. Register to attend free webinar!
The next CWFIMA Training Academy has been scheduled for the Winter session. It will run from January 6-12, 2018 and classes will be held at UCCS, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO.
Dates: January 6 - 12, 2018
Venue: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Meet at the Panguitch City Office Building. Lunch and Door Prizes provided!
RSVP and reserve your lunch by calling 435-676-8189 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information please contact: Kevin Heaton, USU Extension Agent 435-676-1117, email@example.com
Brought to you by Utah State University Extension Forestry, Upper Sevier River Community Watershed Project, and the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network
The Science of Budgeting Fire Programs: Integrating Fuels and Preparedness at National and Landscape Levels
Co-sponsored by Colorado State University WESTFIRE Research Center
Fuels treatments and preparedness programs can interact in complementary ways to add value to both programs, increasing budget effectiveness and efficiency, but science is seldom applied to budget and appropriation at the federal level. This research shows how to distribute our budgets in both fuels and preparedness treatments to get the best value from both!
The 2016 Junkins Fire
Beyond Hazardous Fuels: Managing Fire for Social, Economic & Ecological Benefits
This joint event will provide for a more effective means of linking fire researchers with fire managers and practitioners, and will allow for efficient science delivery through workshops, trainings, planning meetings, roundtables, oral presentations, field trips, and more.
Climate, Disturbance, and Restoration in the Intermountain West
The 2016 Restoring the West Conference will gather experts in climate science, landscape restoration, and forest ecology to suggest restoration techniques for this uncertain future, and to give examples where these techniques are working.
Attend the Western Regional Extension Forestry Meeting in Park City, UT from August 8 - 10th. Join extension professionals in forestry and related disciplines in sharing program ideas and exploring areas for future collaboration.
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"The New Normal: Adaptive Forest Management in a Changing World"
Joint meeting that will discuss what "The New Normal" is and how those involved can adapt and continue to sustain healthy, resilient landscapes.