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December 2018

15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

December 10, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Asheville, NC
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Visit conference website. It has been more than 20 years since the social impacts of wildfires have begun to draw significant attention from policymakers and land managers. And the adverse effects on people, biodiversity, landscapes and infrastructure show no signs of abating given current trends in climate change. As a global community of practitioners and scientists interested in human dimensions and safety, we seek to spark discussion, interaction and engaged conversation about whether we are focusing on the right problem…

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Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Master Class and Field Practicum

December 12, 2018 - December 13, 2018
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Learn more/register. This Master Class in Irvine, CA (Orange County Great Park) covered some of the fundamental subjects on which an applicant for Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) needed to refresh his or her knowledge. The course also included advanced topics on Erosion Control Metrics, Storm Water Management Planning, Soil and Seed; and Post-Fire Hazard Assessment and Mitigation. Attendees earned 16.0 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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Use of small unmanned aircraft on wildfire incidents

December 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar recording. Unmanned Aircraft, commonly called “Drones,” are being used more and more for public safety, research, etc. Falling prices, rising capabilities, and a favorable regulatory framework are all fueling this growth. This webinar looks at actual, real-world, Wildfire missions where these aircraft are being used successfully, and diver into their advantages and limitations.

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January 2019

Online Fire and Natural Resources Courses from the University of Idaho

January 2 - January 3
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Note: The dates presented here are general spring semester dates. Please visit the UI website for details about dates and timing. The University of Idaho (UI) offers a variety of online fire and natural resources courses.  These courses and degree programs can help you succeed in fire and natural resources management and develop as a professional. Consider taking one or more online courses, a certificate or enroll in a degree program. This is a great option as many professionals are place-bound, face…

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WAFWA Mid-Winter Meeting

January 3 - January 6
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Visit meeting webpage. The 2019 Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies mid-winter meeting was in Tucson, AZ.

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14th Annual Winter Weed Conference

January 9 - January 10
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Weed Conference webpage. The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition hosted the 14th Annual Winter Weed Conference at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely, NV.  

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Hot burns, cold burns, and everything in between: Exploring prescribed burning’s impacts on forest structure in the Appalachians

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn more and access join link. In this FLN webinar, Jean Lorber will give a short presentation about new fire monitoring results; this will be followed by case studies of individual burn units, presented by the folks that burned them, to showcase a range of fire intensities and talk about why the units burned the way they did.

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February 2019

Utah All Hands-All Hands Summit

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - February 7 @ 3:00 pm

Visit event website. All Lands Summit, at the Salt Lake City Downtown Radisson Hotel on Feb 5-7, 2019. The Summit will be starting on a Tuesday afternoon and ending early Thursday afternoon.

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2019 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting

February 10 - February 14

Visit conference website. The 72nd Annual SRM Meeting, Gateway to the Prairie, will be in Minneapolis, MN.

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SageSuccess Project Findings

February 20 @ 11:30 am - February 21 @ 12:30 pm
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Recording of Part I (2/20) Recording of Part II (2/21) The SageSuccess Project, a joint USGS, BLM, and USFWS effort, examines the factors contributing to big sagebrush establishment across the range of sage-grouse. In two webinars, USGS researchers will present major findings of studies on restoration, resistance and resilience, soils, population dynamics, and more. SageSuccess Project findings were presented over two days by 6 presenters.  2/20 -  History, Study Design, and Partnerships of the SageSuccess Project: David Pilliod The SageSuccess…

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