EVENTS & WEBINARS



Fire Leadership for Women - Prescribed Fire Training Center
Feb
1
to Mar 31

Fire Leadership for Women - Prescribed Fire Training Center

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?

For more information, see event flyer, visit PFTC website and/or contact Greg Seamon 850.523.8631

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Wildland Urban Interface Conference 2018
Feb
27
to Mar 1

Wildland Urban Interface Conference 2018

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The International Fire Chief's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you are one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management—then this is the conference for you.

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Idaho Rare Plant Conference
Feb
27
to Mar 1

Idaho Rare Plant Conference

  • Washington Group Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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The 28th Idaho Rare Plant Conference will be held at the Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd. in Boise, ID.

Penstemon salmonensis and other newly discovered and described species will be highlighted this year, but many other rare and interesting plants will also be discussed. There will be a dinner banquet on Wednesday evening with Eric Yensen as the quest speaker.

The call for presentations is open until 19 January, see submission instructions.

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Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class
Mar
12
to Mar 16

Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class

The BLM National Training Center in conjunction with the GBFSE are offering a Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems class, NTC#1730-60 the week of March 12th in Salt Lake City, UT. Although this class focuses on the restoration of sagebrush ecosystems, the techniques discussed in the class apply to a variety of different ecosystems.

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2nd National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
Mar
26
to Mar 29

2nd National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

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This year's workshop theme is: Making a Difference; Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience. 

  • The workshop will be innovative, constructive, and thought-provoking
  • The workshop will be resolute in its focus on building capacity in practitioners, improving preparedness to meet challenges, and to provide opportunities to learn from past experience
  • The workshop will inspire collaborative interaction that can only be considered mission critical and operationally supportive
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Herbicides for cheatgrass: What works?
Apr
4
11:30 AM11:30

Herbicides for cheatgrass: What works?

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*Note: Recent IT security changes at government agencies have made it difficult to access the webinar registration links. You may need to register from a personal device, but once registered the webinars can still be viewed from a government computer. 

This webinar will cover existing products that are effective and how they are applied in different situations. It will also introduce new emerging herbicides. Richard D. Lee, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, BLM National Operations Center, presents.

This webinar is the second in our 2018 Webinar Series: Moving the Needle on Cheatgrass: Putting What We Know into Practice.

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Ecologically based invasive plant management: Lessons from the area-wide demonstration project
May
9
11:30 AM11:30

Ecologically based invasive plant management: Lessons from the area-wide demonstration project

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*Note: Recent IT security changes at government agencies have made it difficult to access the webinar registration links. You may need to register from a personal device, but once registered the webinars can still be viewed from a government computer. 

This webinar will discuss the process as well as take home messages from area-wide demonstration projects on cheatgrass reduction. Roger Sheley, USDA ARS, presents.

This webinar is the last in our 2018 Webinar Series: Moving the Needle on Cheatgrass: Putting What We Know into Practice.

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Restoring resilient communities in changing landscapes
Oct
15
to Oct 19

Restoring resilient communities in changing landscapes

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The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Northwest Chapter, the Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter invite symposia and organized workshop proposals for the 2018 joint regional conference, Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes, to be held October 15-19, 2018 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington.

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Informing recovery through mitigation planning
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Informing recovery through mitigation planning

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A key goal of both hazard mitigation and recovery is increasing resilience. Although these two activities differ in many respects, this shared objective of increased resilience allows mitigation and recovery planning to reinforce one another and leverage greater benefits within the development of plans, and programs or projects. Because both mitigation and recovery planning can be carried out pre-disaster, there is generally ample time to coordinate activities and promote more widespread attention to resilience. 
  
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation and Recovery Planning Team, and guest speakers as we review opportunities for integration, review examples, and identify resources.

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Using narrative stories to understand Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Great Basin
Dec
6
1:00 PM13:00

Using narrative stories to understand Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Great Basin

RegisterThis 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.

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Federal fire managers' perceptions of the importance, scarcity & substitutability of suppression resources
Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Federal fire managers' perceptions of the importance, scarcity & substitutability of suppression resources

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In the United States, multi-jurisdictional fire suppression demand is met by a national-scale pool of suppression resources that come from a variety of jurisdictions and provide a wide range of skills, experience, and associated mobility limitations and logistical needs

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Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-adapted communities — Developing a community wildfire protection plan, Course III O0639
Nov
6
to Nov 7

Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-adapted communities — Developing a community wildfire protection plan, Course III O0639

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This two-day course empowers the student to select applicable fire-adapted community mitigation strategies to include in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the local community. This course is designed to identify mitigation strategies in each of the four wildland urban interface hazard attribute environments as a critical step in the development of a CWPP.

For more information, contact Training Specialist: Woody Stratton 301-447-1380

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Successful vegetation management practices in the sagebrush-steppe
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Successful vegetation management practices in the sagebrush-steppe

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This learning series responds to Section 7.b.iii, Action Item #5 within the Fuels section of the 2015 Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy, which calls for a comprehensive knowledge transfer program to enhance the fuels management program’s role in sagebrush-steppe management.

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