EVENTS & WEBINARS
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.
The Idaho Law Review invites you to its symposium, Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West.
This joint conferences offers a forum where past experience and lessons learned are documented, current work showcased, and emerging ideas/technology presented to provide a strong foundation that will facilitate setting a course to the future that addresses and responds to developing challenges locally, regionally, and globally.
This conference, Fuels of Today Fire Behavior of Tomorrow, will be in Albuquerque, NM.
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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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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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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.
Meeting website. The Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show will be at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nevada.
The 2017 AFE International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community.
Access convention website. The 2017 SAF National Convention: The future of forestry: meeting diverse needs in a changing world will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Register. The 2017 Annual Meeting Agenda is one of the largest in recent years.
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.
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition - Biennial Summer Conference
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.
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.
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.
This year's conference theme is The Future is Now: Forward-Thinking Restoration Planning and Adaptation Today.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due September 15.
For more information, visit the Tamarisk Coalition website.
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.
Visit the meeting website. Hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.
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.
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 Great Basin Consortium and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Utah State University co-sponsored a conference to continue sharing the latest information and to plan for the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of resilient sagebrush ecosystems throughout the Great Basin and beyond.
Post-conference survey results and feedback are also available.
February 23-26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah. www.sagebrushconference.org
The theme of this year's conference "Rangelands and Wildlife" provides an overarching view at the changing landscape of Texas rangelands and echoes the diversified management focus for many Texas’s Ranches.