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March 2019

Smoke exposure health effects and mitigations for wildland fire personnel

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

View webinar recording. Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, during wildland fire management assignments across the U.S. each year. In this webinar, Kathleen Navarro, PhD, presented on a recent Joint Fire Science Program study estimating the lifetime risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease from exposure to particulate matter (PM) from smoke. This analysis combined measured PM exposures on wildfires, estimated wildland firefighter breathing rates, and an exposure disease relationship for PM to estimate…

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Conservation districts and invasive species management

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Western Governors’ Association hosted this webinar featuring representatives from conservation districts in Hawaii, Oregon and New Mexico discussing innovative, cross-boundary efforts to manage invasive species. Panelists also highlighted how Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs and funding can facilitate invasive species management on private land.

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Engaging fires before they start: Spatial fire planning for the 21st Century

March 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

View webinar recording. New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial fire planning using tools such as Potential Control Line atlases (PCLs), Quantitative wildfire Risk Assessments (QRAs), and Suppression Difficulty Index (SDI). Chris Dunn, Oregon State Univ, will demonstrate how these tools can align wildfire management decisions and actions, from the development of strategic wildfire response zones to in…

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Wildland Urban Interface 2019

March 26 - March 28

Visit conference website. With more fire in the wildland-urban interface, greater all-hazard challenges taxing our resources and no expectation of change soon, it’s critical to come together to discuss the issues impacting our industry. The 2019 WUI Conference in Reno, NV, brings together firefighters, researchers and leadership at the local, state, federal and tribal levels to collaborate on emerging issues and educate wildland-fire management.

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April 2019

After the Flames- Workshop and Conference

April 1 - April 3
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View conference website. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.” Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States in 2017. The impacts of a wildfire last long after the flames are extinguished. Community leaders, agency representatives, property owners, and anyone impacted by wildfire is invited to join this interactive workshop and conference featuring recovery experts and agencies engaging After The Flames. This conference took place at…

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FireWorks Educational Program – Sierra Nevada

April 4 - April 5

Learn more. The FireWorks course at the Blodgett Forest Research Station, Georgetown, CA, allowed attendees to: Engage in activities from the Sierra Nevada FIRE WORKS curriculum and Project Learning Tree Learn how to develop phenomena based lessons supporting NGSS Integrate best practices into place based learning

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Use of the Target Plant Concept to Promote Successful Post-Fire Restoration

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register. Restoration of severely burned forest lands is limited in the southwestern US primarily due to a lack of research and resources. For those areas that have been reforested, there has been little success with an average of only 20% survival of planted seedlings. Major limitations to the establishment of tree seedlings are exposure to harsh abiotic factors, poor soil conditions such as reduced water holding capacities and fertility, animal damage, and competing vegetation, all of which limit basic physiological…

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26th Annual California Society for Ecological Restoration Conference

April 10 - April 12

Visit conference website. Please join our gathering of habitat restoration experts to contribute and learn from partners on how best to apply state-of-the-art restoration lessons and approaches. Participants will have the opportunity to share the science, art, and passion of ecological restoration as we look towards future challenges and opportunities. AT THE SANTA BARBARA VETERAN’S BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA, CA

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Conservation Efforts Database: Batch Uploading and Approving

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Register. In this webinar, the Conservation Efforts Database Team guides you through the process to populate the Batch Upload Template with information from existing databases/datasets. We'll also discuss 'Approving Officials', their role, and how to select one for your agency or organization.

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Conservation Efforts Database: Single-Record Entry and the Interactive Map

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Register. Join the webinar that walks through processes to register for a Conservation Efforts Database User Profile and how we enter information using the 'single-record' entry option. Lastly, we'll touch on the role of 'approving officials', how to select them within your agency or organization, and the associated responsibilities.

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