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September 2021

Mitigation Best Practices Training

September 13 - November 14
Prescribed Fire Operations

Training website. This national level training from Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. and the USDA Forest Service is designed for current or future mitigation specialists, wildfire program leads, and others who work with residents and their communities to reduce wildfire risk. The Mitigation Best Practices training concentrates on science, methods and tools that will help you engage communities/residents while also helping you to eliminate ineffective practices. Participants should come with a basic understanding of wildfire, how homes burn, and vegetation management…

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Fire in the Earth system: EarthTalk Series with Penn State

September 13 - December 6
Penn State logo

Join links. Fires burn in all terrestrial ecosystems on the globe, and wildfires are getting larger, more destructive and deadly. Both humans and climate are contributing to this trend. The Fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System,” will address humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem. The seminars are free, open to the public, and take place from…

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2021 Great Plains Fire Summit/9th Annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference

September 21 - September 23
Prescribed fire

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Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

September 21 - September 23
Portion of CO state flag

Submit your presentation proposal. Conference theme: Resilient Colorado: Moving Forward in Evolving Wildfire Landscapes September 21-23, 2021 Double Tree Hotel 743 Horizon Drive Grand Junction, Colorado

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Moving to hybrid programs: A discussion with natural resource professionals

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Southern Fire Exchange logo

Webinar registration. Hear from presenters from around the country who share their personal experiences and lessons learned in moving their natural resource programs to a hybrid platform. They cover various types of hybrid events, including meetings, trainings, workshops and large-scale conferences, and how to ensure accessibility. This event is open to everyone but is targeted for natural resources professionals who are considering organizing hybrid events in the future.

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A public engagement tool for understanding human-nature relationships and relevant drivers of change

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
SW Fire Science Consortium Logo

Webinar registration.  Description: Wildland fire is a phenomenon that impacts people and communities from the local to the national scale. These impacts are generally entwined with the human and ecological meanings and services that people derive from public lands. Fire planning requires an understanding of differing perceptions related to desired objectives and outcomes, as well as barriers and opportunities for implementation of adaptation strategies. While convening a diverse range of people with their varying perspectives to discuss wildland fire planning…

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National Seed Strategy Progress Report 2015-2020

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
US Geological Survey logo

Webinar join link. In the past 5 years of implementing the National Seed Strategy, the scientific knowledge gained has worked to reduce erosion, reduce the spread of non-native invasive plants and promoted productivity and biodiversity of plant and animal communities. Through increased coordination and communication between the private and public sector, the pace and scale of restoration will be accelerated. This presentation will describe the National Seed Strategy and present the 2015-2020 Progress Report, including highlighting USGS science that has…

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The Preshtigo paradigm

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Peshtigo Fire 150th Anniversary logo

Webinar registration. For 50 years the kind of fire that swept over Peshtigo plagued the Great Lakes region, in both the U.S. and Canada. The fires furnished an important background for state-sponsored conservation and especially a program of fire protection.

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Wildfire, Weather, Water, Weeds, Wildlife Symposium

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Fire Weather Wildlife Symposium logo

Symposium registration. This Symposium will: Examine agency/utility wildfire safety, mitigation measures and resiliency planning for future fire weather Learn about research focused on wildfire effects on water quality (sediment, contaminants) and water supply in our region and how we can improve our practices Discuss how forests, shrublands and rivers are recovering or being impacted by invasive plants and biodiversity loss Understand how state and local agencies are preparing and responding to increased threat of wildfire Who will attend? Planning and…

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LANDFIRE – informal office hours

September 30 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 11:00 am PDT

Webinar registration. Grab that third cup of coffee and join a LANDFIRE team member (on Zoom) for an informal, back and forth open office hours session. These 1-hr open office hours are designed to provide quick feedback, troubleshoot common LANDFIRE questions, familiarize users with the best (and worst) uses of LANDFIRE data and provide an opportunity for the LANDFIRE user community to get quick help with their LANDFIRE questions. What can you expect? First: A LANDFIRE team member will host…

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