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 next Western Region Wildfire Council meeting is Thursday, July 14th at the Montrose Public Lands Center in Montrose, CO at 1pm.
"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.
Jim Smith, LANDFIRE Program Manager, will give a brief primer on BpS, a review of the dedicated webiste, and how and why these descriptions and expert reviews are important in the Southern Rockies Region.
SRLCC Adaptation Workshops will be arranged around delivering and developing relevant science and decision support tools.
Experts will use this one-day public forum to explore the trade-offs between wild fire, prescribed fire, forest health, and public health.
Presenters will discuss key messages from the recently published drought assessment.
Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Lands, All Hands
Title: Adapting to Climate Change in the Western National Forests
Speakers: Natalie Little, Jessica Halofsky, Dave Peterson
Date: January 26, 2016
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM (MT)
Northside Aztlan Community Center, 1st Floor, Eagle Room, 112 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO80524
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is hosting the Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Convention Center Hotel - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The loss of lives, homes and businesses in recent wildfires across California, Arizona and Colorado and in many other states around the country serves as a sobering reminder of the destructive effects of wildfire. It is not a matter of if a wildfires strikes an area but when, and many residents are looking for more information about what they can do to reduce their risk when the next wildfire burns.
NFPA’s bi-annual Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference is a great place for community leaders, researchers, insurance professionals, emergency responders, homeowners and others involved in wildfire safety and preparedness to share their knowledge and best practices on key wildfire issues that they can then take back to their communities and workplace.
At the NFPA’s 2013 "Backyards & Beyond" conference in Salt Lake City, nearly 300 participants attended more than 50 breakout sessions in five different tracks that touched on everything from defensible space and volunteerism to community planning and evacuation. Some of the top names in the industry also provided insight into many of the most talked about wildfire issues today including climate change, wildfire policies and practices, insurance and the environment.
Theme: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Assess and Respond to Climatic, Social, and Technological Changes
The 13th Biennial Conference is the preeminent forum for bringing together resource managers and research scientists to discuss findings and management needs associated with the Southwest’s natural and cultural resources. The conference, with an expected attendance of more than 500 participants, creates an important opportunity to identify possible responses to challenges such as climate change, energy development, and habitat alteration that negatively affect the natural and cultural landscapes of the Southwest.
As the conference prepares to celebrate its 24th anniversary, conference organizers are committed to:
- including a wider range of disciplines and encouraging multidisciplinary approaches,
- ensuring broad and diverse participation, and
- creating and expanding opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to gain professional experience and build professional relationships.
Northern Arizona University, High Country Conference Center
201 W Butler Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Viceroy Snowmass - 130 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, CO
What: A state and region-wide event providing an atmosphere for professionals, researchers, and homeowners to have solutions-oriented discussions about creating "fire-adapted" communities.
Conference topic areas include:
- Wildfire and Fuels Research
- Wildland-Urban Interface
- Long-term Costs
Who Should Attend?
- Real-estate agents
- Developers, architects
- Professional planners
- Insurance industry representatives
- Community leaders
- Emergency service professionals
- Anyone wishing to learn more about reducing community vulnerability to wildfire!
Webinar - Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP) Six-Year Update
Sep 21, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Time listed is PDT.
Jim McIver, Ecologist and SageSTEP Coordinator, Oregon State University, will discuss SageSTEP findings and research after six years of monitoring and data collection.
Please pre-register for this webinar here.
Webinar - Connecting Resilience Science with Decision-Making: Guidelines for the Effective Development and Application of Scientific Information
Jul 8, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time (12pm Arizona Time)
Presenter: Melanie Colavito, University of Arizona
This webinar describes the results of a study that sought to identify barriers and opportunities to the use of scientific information about resilience for decision-making and on-the-ground management. Data for this study was collected from interviews that were conducted with scientists, managers, and other stakeholders following "Fostering resilience in Southwestern ecosystems: A problem solving workshop," which was held in Tucson, Arizona, in February 2014. Results are organized according to four major themes: application of scientific information, development of scientific information, communication of scientific information, and scientific information needs. Recommendations for effectively connecting resilience science with decision-making are also provided.
Webinar - Large Incident Risk Assessments: The Roles of the Agency Administrator and the Resource Specialist
Presented by: Stephen Gage, Asst. Dir., Operations for fire and aviation management USFS & Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor, Umatilla National Forest.
This webinar was originally planned for May 4. The date was changed to June 2, 2015.
May 28, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time listed is Eastern Time.
Join the IAFC’s Ready, Set, Go! Program for an online panel discussion about Fire Adapted Communities (FAC). You'll hear from a fellow RSG member—as well as other experts—who have successfully implemented strategies to become a fire-adapted community.
Panelists will explain:
- What it means to be a fire-adapted community
- How the RSG! Program supports your FAC outreach
- What FAC Coalition partner resources are available
- How AMS helps with FAC outreach and its importance as a resource
- Learn how to implement the RSG! Program as a step toward becoming more fire-adapted
- Become familiar with other FAC programs and how they support your efforts
- Gain ideas from fellow members on what’s been successful in their FAC outreach
The panelists and RSG staff welcome participant questions during the presentation. Panelists include:
- Caitlin McGuire – IAFC’s Wildland Fire Program Manager
- Mike Davis – Fire Management Officer, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
- Frank Riley - Executive Director, Chestatee/ Chattahoochee RC&D Council
May 20, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time listed is Pacific time.
Francis Kilkenny, Research Biologist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Boise, ID, will discuss seed zones and climate change.
May 20, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Time listed is Pacific Time.
Presented by: Autumn Ellison, Research Assistant & Patrick Bixler, Research Associate, from the Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon.
View the publication here (PDF 3.5 MB).
Link to the webinar here.
May 14, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Time listed is Eastern Time.
Presenter: Angela Enyedi, Meteorologist, National Weather Service
This webinar will introduce some of the valuable forecast products developed by the National Weather Service for predicting wildfire and smoke behavior in the Southern US.
Angela Enyedi is a meteorologist with the Jacksonville, Florida National Weather Service office and the leads the Jacksonville fire weather forecast program. Following the webinar there will be time for Q & A.
Registration is required! Visit the link above to register.
May 14, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time listed is PDT.
Jim McIver, SageSTEP Coordinator and Senior Research Associate Professor at Oregon State University will discuss the latest SageSTEP projects results.
Please pre-register at the website above.
May 13, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Prescribed fire is an effective management tool frequently used to alter, maintain, and restore vegetative communities throughout Michigan. It is also a tool that can negatively impact Eastern box turtle populations. There are several natural history and behavioral conflicts that make reducing the negative effects of prescribed fire on box turtles challenging. Box turtles are slow-moving, their active season overlaps the burning season, they tend to hide in high fuel loads, and their movement patterns are variable and uncoordinated.
Click here to join the webinar.
Webinar - Climate, Weather, and Sagebrush Seed Sources: Experimental insights on Challenges and Opportunities
May 13, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Matt Germino, Research Ecologist, USGS Snake River Field Station, Boise, ID, discusses experimental insights on challenges and opportunities regarding climate, weather, and sagebrush seed sources.
View the related FRAMES Catalog record