Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of experience from fire managers, fire policy experts, and fire scientists.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Regional fire history, ecology, and policy
Factors contributing to large fire growth
Prevention tactics involved in increased future wildfire resilience
Short and long-term land management and outlook
Thank You for Attending!
26-Jan Overview of fire ecology: Camille Stevens-Rumann, Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology, Disturbance Ecology, CSU
2-Feb Historic forest/fire management and policy: Tony Cheng, Professor of Forestry, CSU
9-Feb Fire effects on Ecosystem services: Mike Caggiano, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, CSU; Richard Thorp, Fort Collins City Utilities
16-Feb Colorado Climate Change: Russ Schumacher, Associate Professor of Meteorology, Colorado State Climatologist
2-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Operations Brad White, Grand County Fire Chief (Additional speakers pending confirmation)
9-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Sub-alpine ecology/historical perspective Jason Sibold, Assistant Professor of Geography, CSU
16-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Montane fire history Peter Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research, Inc.
23-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Short-term post-fire land management Jennifer Kovecses, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (Additional speakers pending confirmation)
30-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Long-term post-fire land management Laura Marshall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, CSU
6-Apr Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Post-fire recovery & resilience: Long-term outlook Marin Chambers, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute; Chuck Rhoades, Biogeochemist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
20-Apr Future Fire Policy Courtney Schultz, Associate Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Policy, CSU
Registrants will be sent a Zoom link for participation. Link is located at the bottom of your Order Confirmation e-mail.