Register.Addressing ‘climate change’ at the local, state, or tribal-level may feel like trying to tackle an amorphous idea, on top of an already heavy work load.
EVENTS & WEBINARS
Register. Cheatgrass and medusahead invasions pose a serious threat to Great Basin ecosystems. Managers and scientists are hopeful that strains of the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens will be able to selectively inhibit root growth of annual weeds in more complex rangeland ecosystems.
Post-fire forest regeneration and restoration under climate change: insight from natural and managed settings
This webinar examines how post-fire weather and climate can influence tree recruitment by surveying regenerating vegetation 4-8 years after 14 different wildfires that burned between 2004 and 2012, a period that captured a wide range of post-fire weather conditions.
Effects of grazing on sage-grouse and other shrub-steppe birds: a collaborative project to inform management of sage-steppe rangelands
Greater sage-grouse have declined since the mid-1960s, and grazing is the most extensive land use within sage-grouse habitat.
Salmonid population viability project: developing decision-support tools to improve at-rick trout population management
Decisions regarding the allocation of scarce resources are integral to the management of imperiled species.
Register. This webinar highlights a project examining how projected changes in fire regimes and fire and fuels treatments may affect habitat quality for and probability of occupancy of sensitive-status breeding birds.
Using climate and water models to examine future water availability and biodiversity in CA and the Great Basin
As the predicted impacts of climate change are becoming more apparent, natural resource managers are faced with the task of developing climate adaptation plans.
Register. The 2017 Annual Meeting Agenda is one of the largest in recent years.
Access convention website. The 2017 SAF National Convention: The future of forestry: meeting diverse needs in a changing world will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 2017 AFE International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community.
Register. This pilot project uses a method of naïve interviewing with tribal youths to gather narrative “micro stories” from elders and key tribal members and then answering a series of carefully constructed questions that allow participants to apply context and meaning to their stories.
Meeting website. The Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show will be at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nevada.
The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is offering two fire leadership training modules for women in February and March 2018. Application deadline is October 20.
What students can expect to get from the session:
- Discussions on perspectives from working in a male dominated world – challenging supervisors, barriers to long-term fire roles, family/life choices, practical experiences of working alongside men for positions in leadership.
- Establish a network of women committed to pursuing long-term careers in wildland fire management.
- Find mentors who are invaluable for career progression.
- Improve self-confidence.
- Gain practical leadership experience as RXBB, FIRB, ENGB & FFT1.
- Compare thoughts with counterparts facing similar struggles, and those who are successfully working in fire-related careers.
How to be selected into the program:
Candidates must submit applications including: a copy of your current red
card, IQCS master record, and answer to - Why are you interested in a module specifically designed to support fire leadership for women?
The purpose of the WCC annual meeting is to identify present and emerging forest resource management “issues” of regional and even national significance, and to examine participants’ interest and capacity for addressing problems as a multi‐state approach.
As an expert on forest landscapes, Paul Hessburg aims to understand why wildfires are getting bigger and hotter, and how they got that way. Hessburg has spent more than 3 decades researching changes that have taken place in the fire-prone western landscapes, what caused them, and how they differ from place to place. Along with a revved up climate, these changes have created conditions ripe for the rise of what he and others call megafires.
With climate warming and more frequent and severe droughts western North America has experienced increases in disturbances arising from native bark beetle outbreaks. The focus of the talk will be on common bark beetle species and their hosts, environmental triggers for beetle outbreaks, management options for bark beetles and the ecological consequences of extensive outbreaks on forest dynamics.
The webinar will be presented by Dr. Jodi Axelson (UC Berkeley) and is being hosted by Utah State University - Forestry Extension.
Recently burned in the 2016 Clark Fire, Indiana Summit Research Natural Area (RNA) provides an excellent opportunity to observe fire effects in an unharvested forest in the Sierra Nevada.
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Fire prevention specialists, fire information officers, trainers, environmental educators, students and other community members—especially teachers—are invited to a free, two-day workshop on the science of wildland fire offered at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab.
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition - Biennial Summer Conference
Course Description: Fundamental principles of the science of ecology. Major topics covered by the course include the physical environment, how organisms interact with each other and their environment, evolutionary processes, population dynamics, communities, energy flow and ecosystems, human influences on ecosystems, and the integration and scaling of ecological processes through systems ecology.
Rangeland Fire Protection Associations in Oregon and Idaho: implications for fire adaptation and agency-community relationships
This webinar will introduce Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPAs), which are unique partnerships wherein ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management work together to suppress rangeland wildfires.
This webinar presents information about the effects of grazing and fire on grassland wildlife and opportunities to manage grazing lands to accomplish production and wildlife goals.
Do you suffer from biocrust blindness? What you need to know about biological soil crusts in the Great Basin
This webinar will discuss the distribution of biocrusts in the region as well as their recovery from disturbance and restoration.
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium is hosting a webinar that will review last year’s fires and look ahead toward conditions for this year
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science will be in Reno, Nevada April 25-27, 2017.
In this webinar hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration, presenters will share the rationale and successive steps required for the efficient delivery and use of seeds in ecological restoration.
This webinar will present the Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Resource Management Technologies – Fuel Load and Noxious Weeds Program, which can map, identify, treat, quantify and measure fuel loads and noxious weeds utilizing hyperspectral and LiDAR sensors combined with drone technologies.
The BLM National Training Center in conjunction with the GBFSE are offering a Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems class, NTC#1730-60 the week of April 10th in Reno, NV. Although this class focuses on the restoration of sagebrush ecosystems, the techniques discussed in the class apply to a variety of different ecosystems.
This webinar presents an overview to understanding what weeds are and are not included in agricultural straw/mulch certified under Weed-free Forage programs by both States and the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA).
This webinar presented by James Furman, U.S. Forest Service Liason, Air Force Wildland Fire Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is being hosted by the Southern Fire Exchange.
Great Basin Consortium Conference 2017: Charting a Course for Rangeland Science in the Sagebrush Biome
View the agenda. The 2017 Great Basin Consortium Conference will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno and will focus on implementation of the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan.