EVENTS & WEBINARS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northwest Basin and Range Ecosystem Symposium: Promoting collaborative and inclusive landscape-scale conservation in a changing environment
The Northwest Basin and Range Synthesis invites locals, scientists, managers, and the public to gather in Lakeview, Oregon for the 2017 Northwest Basin and Range Ecosystem Symposium.
Webinar: Assessing the impacts of post-fire drill seeding on archaeological resources: a case study from the Owyhee Uplands in southwest Idaho
This webinar will be presented by Kirk Halford, BLM, Boise.
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.
Greater Sage-Grouse Symposium - Identifying and managing threats to Great Basin greater sage-grouse populations
This symposium will address the effects each of these components have on sage-grouse populations with the best available science and provide recommendations for management.
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.
Engaging Communities in Sagebrush Restoration: Idaho Fish and Game Southwest Region Volunteer Program
Idaho Fish and Game's Southwest Region Volunteer Program has been utilizing volunteers in important habitat restoration projects for over 25 years. Register for the webinar.
Webinar: Engaging communities in sagebrush restoration: Idaho Fish and Game Southwest Region Volunteer Program
This webinar provides an overview of Idaho Fish and Game's Southwest Region Volunteer Program, which has been utilizing volunteers in important habitat restoration projects for over 25 years.
“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.
Have questions? Email: email@example.com
Patterns of conifer regeneration following high severity wildfire in ponderosa pine-dominated forests
This webinar presented by Marin Chambers, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University is being hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.
Searching for Goldilocks: balancing forest ecosystem restoration and old-forest species conservation in the Sierra Nevada, CA
This webinar explores the collateral impacts of restoration on declining old-forest species. It will be presented by Gavin M. Jones, PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is being hosted by Utah State University Extension.
Webinar: Hierarchical population structure in greater sage-grouse provides insight into management boundary delineation
This webinar will be presented by Todd Cross, University of Montana and USFS National Genomics Lab for Wildlife & Fish Conservation
Visit the meeting website. Hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.
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.
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.
The 2016 Natural Areas Conference, Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action, will explore strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change.
View the agenda, videos, and presentations from the Targeted Grazing Workshop on 6 Oct 2016 in Reno-Sparks, NV.
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.
The Association of Fire Ecology's (AFE) Wildland Fire Professional Certification Program is designed to further ecologically-based fire science and management. The complexity and importance of fire science and management is increasing worldwide. To meet the increasing demands for effective analysis, decision-making, and workforce development in a the changing fire landscape, the Education Committee of the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) has developed a Professional Certification Program for fire ecologists, managers, and technicians. The goals of the program are to formally identify fire careers as vital professions, to set standards for the preparation of future fire professionals, and to document the education, experience, and training qualifications of members of the fire ecology and management profession.
Application deadline is Sept. 1, 2016.
For more information, visit the AFE website.
Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Xerces Society in Fallon, NV for a one-day workshop to learn about monarchs and milkweed and how you can help conserve monarch populations and their migratory phenomena. Learn more and register.
The Southwest Region of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society will be holding its 30th Annual Southwest Regional Conference at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Flagstaff, Arizona.
The objective of this meeting is to bring together extension professionals in forestry and related disciplines from the western region and offer a comfortable, low pressure venue for sharing program ideas and potential directions for future collaboration.
View the agenda and registration. The Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management will be holding its summer field tour and meeting July 29th-30th. The topic of this year's tour is lessons learned from Intermountain West range improvement practices.