EVENTS & WEBINARS



LANDFIRE - All lands data from vegetation to fuels: planning, engagement, and feedback
Sep
26
11:00am11:00am

LANDFIRE - All lands data from vegetation to fuels: planning, engagement, and feedback

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This webinar, led by LANDFIRE Business Lead Henry Bastian, will cover more than a decade old program (LANDFIRE) at producing and updating land cover data products across all 50 United States and insular areas.  Although many have thought of LANDFIRE as only a wildland fire data set, the rich array of data layers and databases (vegetation type, cover, and height; successional state and transition models and database; to national plot and polygon databases) have fundamentally improved information integration and decision support for managers, scientists, and leadership across fire, habitat, and natural resources management.  This presentation will explore the past comprehensive suite of data that leads to the future in advancing data integration, partnerships in authoritative data sources, and improving mapping change with engagement and user feedback as a key tenant. Consistent wall to wall data provides a strong foundation for the future national remap project with the goal of improved data quality.  Federal, State, Tribal, Researcher, Academics, and local managers are provided with a consistent data framework that can be used across multiple levels and efforts.

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Modeling dynamic fuels with an index system: MoD-FIS in the Great Basin and southwestern US
Oct
3
11:30am11:30am

Modeling dynamic fuels with an index system: MoD-FIS in the Great Basin and southwestern US

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The LANDFIRE Program strives to produce consistent fire behavior fuel model grids for the U.S. These models are relevant for  predicting fire behavior, including spread and intensity, during average conditions; however, they often fall short during drought or seasonably dry conditions.

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Wildland Urban Interface: fire-adapted communities — Strategies for developing a fire-adapted community, Course II O0638
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Wildland Urban Interface: fire-adapted communities — Strategies for developing a fire-adapted community, Course II O0638

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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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Restoring the West Conference 2017: Forest restoration: What's working, what's not?
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Restoring the West Conference 2017: Forest restoration: What's working, what's not?

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Forests in the western U.S. have been shaped, and often degraded by, fires, invasive species, pests, climate change, livestock grazing, and logging. Forest managers have taken various approaches to restore these forests, with varying levels of success. This conference will gather leading forest restoration experts to review and suggest techniques that can sustain and restore Interior West forests. Speakers will offer real examples from the field that describe their forest restoration successes (or failures). Our goal is to present useful, practical knowledge that will help managers restore forests across the Interior West. The conference will include two days of plenary sessions, a poster session, and an evening social.

**This year's conference will feature a special Era of Megafires presentation by Paul Hessburg.

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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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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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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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Informing recovery through mitigation planning
Dec
8
10:00am10:00am

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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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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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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Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Introduction and Leadership, Course I O0637
Sep
18
to Sep 19

Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Introduction and Leadership, Course I O0637

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This two-day course introduces students to the national wildland urban interface (WUI) fire problem and motivates them to initiate action to address the problem within their local community. This course defines the WUI fire problem, identifies the elements of a fire-adapted community in the WUI, and illustrates the need for action at the local level.

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

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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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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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