Jul 12

Restoring and Conserving Great Basin Ecosystems - Field Tour

View the flyer and the agenda.  This two day field tour will discuss conservation and restoration issues in watersheds, riparian ecosystems, and meadows on day one, and piñon-juniper expansion, cheatgrass invasion, and fire on day two.  Presenters are from federal and state agencies and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class
Apr 14

Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Class

  • Reno, NV

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.

A four-step approach to planning for wildfire in the WUI
11:00 am11:00

A four-step approach to planning for wildfire in the WUI

This webinar hosted by the California Fire Science Consortium will be with Stephen R. Miller.
The talk will focus on a four-step approach to integrating wildfire planning for the wildland-urban interface (WUI) through a variety of planning and implementation processes that work across departments within local governments.

2017 National Native Seed Conference
Feb 16

2017 National Native Seed Conference

  • Omni Shoreham Hotel

The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials.

2017 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting
Feb 2

2017 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting

  • St. George, UT

The theme of this year's SRM conference is Red Rock and Rangelands, and it highlights the
juxtaposition of spectacular geology and diverse rangelands in the region around St. George. The southwest corner of Utah is an ecotone at the convergence of three major rangeland regions: the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave. Range management in this region is especially complex due to the high biophysical variability, high concentration of natural wonders and associated recreation activities, and diverse set of stakeholder groups. We especially welcome proposals that highlight the variety of rangeland environments and habitats, multitude of rangeland land-uses, and diversity of people who manage and depend upon rangelands in the southwestern US.

For more information, visit the conference website.

Annual Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative's Public Forum
Feb 6

Annual Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative's Public Forum

“Be part of the conversation! Join the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (LCC) Public Forum Jan. 23 – Feb. 6, 2017. You can help shape the landscape-scale conservation work happening in the Great Basin.
The Public Forum is a short-term, interactive website where visitors can learn about the LCC’s recent efforts and provide input on our future work, including:

  • Future webinar topics and other opportunities for information sharing
  • Rangeland fire prevention, management and restoration
  • Expanding resistance and resilience work to forests and woodlands
  • Working with tribal partners
  • Suggestions for new Steering Committee members

A kick off webinar, Jan. 23 at 10:00 AM (PST), will start the event and introduce the topics of the Forum.

Register now! We encourage people to register even if they are unable to attend the webinar to receive a notification when the Forum is live. Registration is quick, easy and free! Anyone is welcome to join.

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Plant materials for restoration workshop
8:00 am08:00

Plant materials for restoration workshop

  • UC Davis Conference Center

This year's workshop, Do No Harm, will focus on the use of non-local plant materials in restoration activities to: Identify stumbling blocks to achieving ecologically and economically successful restoration of disturbed lands in California; bring experts, practitioners, suppliers, and policy makers together to develop best management practices to overcome these obstacles.

2nd International Smoke Symposium
Nov 17

2nd International Smoke Symposium

  • Long Beach, CA

The purpose of this symposium is to once again convene air quality, fire, and smoke specialists from the research community, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local/state/federal government agencies and tribes to discuss the state-of-the-science and state-of-the-applied-science for smoke management and addressing the air quality impacts of wildland fire smoke.

Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)
Oct 15

Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)

  • Happy Camp, CA

Objectives: Provide communities along the Klamath River with experience and training on how to plan and implement controlled burns, protect communities from wildfires, and prepare for managing wildfires for resource benefits.

Target participants: This training is designed to integrate a diverse group of fire practitioners with varying degrees of knowledge and experience. Participants include interested individuals, tribal members, local contractors, federal and state firefighters, volunteer firefighters, non-profit organizations including The Nature Conservancy staff and volunteers, university students, county/regional regulators and out-of-region and international guests and fire workers.

Description: The training is organized as an incident, using a Type 3 Incident Management Team. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment, practice fireline leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and fire management. There will be field trips to past TREX burns, areas burned in recent wildfires and presentations from local tribal members and other community members, scientists, land managers, and practitioners.

Applications due August, 15.

For more information visit the TREX event webpage.