EVENTS & WEBINARS



Post-fire forest regeneration and restoration under climate change: insight from natural and managed settings
Aug
28
10:30am10:30am

Post-fire forest regeneration and restoration under climate change: insight from natural and managed settings

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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.

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

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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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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Aug
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Living in an era of megafires - TEDx with Paul Hessburg

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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. 
 

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Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes, Control, and Consequences
Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes, Control, and Consequences

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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.

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Ecology (UI Course NR 321)
Jun
12
8:00am 8:00am

Ecology (UI Course NR 321)

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.

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Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class
Apr
10
to Apr 14

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 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.

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