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March 2021

Weekly CA fire science seminar series

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - June 21 @ 4:00 pm PST
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Webinar series registration. This online seminar series will cover the breadth of wildland fire research relevant to California and introduce researchers to new topics and research groups across the state. Topics will include fire weather, wildfire risk, fire ecology, remote sensing, emissions, fire dynamics, fire modeling and public health. Featuring many early-career researchers, this series is aimed at a highly interdisciplinary academic audience but is open to anyone interested in these topics. View an up-to-date schedule here: https://frg.berkeley.edu/california-fire-science-seminar-series/

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Fuel Breaks in Sagebrush: A Multidisciplinary Webinar Series and Discussion

March 25 @ 11:00 am - April 28 @ 12:00 pm PDT
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View Webinar Series Flyer. The Fuel Breaks in Sagebrush: A Multidisciplinary Webinar Series and Discussion is made up of six webinars featuring topics important to fuel breaks in the Great Basin. 3/25 – What Are Fuel Breaks, Why Are We Doing Them? (11 PDT/12 MDT)- Register Purpose of fuel breaks - Jeff Rose, BLM BLM agency/policy perspective - Jolie Pollet, BLM USFS agency/policy perspective and how it relates to Shared Stewardship – Duncan Leao, USFS 3/31 – Ecological Considerations of…

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April 2021

Introduction to Fire Effects – RX310: Online course

April 5 - April 23
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See course flyer. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and fire effects, the effects of fire treatments on fire effects, and to manipulate fire treatments to achieve desired fire effects. Course will take place in April (exact dates to be announced). Course fee: $300. Registration link.

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Incident management and COVID-19, lessons learned and remaining challenges

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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Targeted grazing for fuel breaks

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Webinar registration. This is the fourth of six webinars in our Fuel Breaks in Sagebrush Country: A Multidisciplinary Webinar Series and Discussion. To learn about other webinars in the series, see the webinar series webpage. This webinar features: Targeted grazing: A large multiregional fuel breaks project – Pat Clark, ARS Sheep grazing success in the WUI – Lyndsey Boyer, Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

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Effectiveness of restoration treatments for reducing fuels and increasing

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Webinar registration. This webinar shares research on forest structure and understory vegetation responses to three restoration treatments (thin/burn, burn, and control) over 10 years on a mixed-conifer site in southwestern Colorado. Forest density, canopy cover, and crown fuel loads were consistently lower, and crown base height was higher, in thin/burn than burn or controls, but the effects diminished over time. There was more than a 250% increase post-treatment in shrub density and an increase in the average shrub height. Taken…

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Oregon Prescribed Fire Council Meeting

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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Learn more and register. The Oregon Prescribed Fire Council Meeting will be presented virtually in four parts.

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A sagebrush sea deep dive for educators

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Workshop registration. This free, virtual workshop is an opportunity for classroom and informal educators to learn about the lesson plans, resources, and activities that Audubon Rockies' educators have created about the sagebrush ecosystem. During the workshop, we will work on developing individualized frameworks for engaging students in critical thinking about sagebrush ecosystems; provide dynamic tools and lesson plans for teachers; and build bridges between educators, scientists, and students. For questions, contact jacelyn.downey@audubon.org.

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Fuel breaks in practice

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Roadside Fuel Break in sagebrush

Webinar registration. This is the fifth of six webinars in our Fuel Breaks in Sagebrush Country: A Multidisciplinary Webinar Series and Discussion. To learn about other webinars in the series, see the webinar series webpage. This webinar features: A fuels treatment success story in the Pine Nut Mountains of Nevada - Keith Barker, BLM Successes and challenges with a suite of fuel break projects - Lance Okeson, BLM

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Assessment of early implementation of the USFS Shared Stewardship Strategy

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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Webinar registration. In 2018, in response to calls from Congress to accelerate cross-boundary fire hazard reduction and improve forest resilience, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) published the Shared Stewardship Strategy (USFS 2018). The document emphasizes partnership with the states, Tribes, and collaborative partners in order to identify priority areas for management, coordinate work across jurisdictions, and leverage diverse capacities. Key aspects of the Strategy are as follows: 1) working with states to set priorities, particularly through State Forest Action Plans…

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