Mitigation Best Practices Training

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…

Fire in the Earth system: EarthTalk Series with Penn State

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…

LANDFIRE – informal office hours

Webinar registration. Oct. 28, 2021 Dec. 2, 2021 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…

USFS Science X Climate Change Webinar Series

Webinar join links. Monday, October 25: Assessing our Future Forests Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment: informing forest and grassland management, planning, and regional assessment, presented by Jennifer Costanza Vulnerability assessment tools for setting priorities and identifying management targets, presented by Megan Friggens Identifying climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options for western U.S. national forests, presented…

Considering root traits for improved native plant development and restoration

Webinar registration. Description: Trait-based ecology aims to link specific plant traits, or characteristics that affect fitness, to community assembly, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. Trait-based approaches are increasingly being used to understand plant establishment and survival in restoration settings. In this talk, I will discuss how considering plant traits can improve plant selection for revegetation of…

Wildfire and health: Impacts on the most vulnerable

Webinar registration. Toxic smoke from wildfires has disproportionate impacts on children, pregnant women and under-resourced communities. Webinar topics include: Children’s health and the need to upgrade school air filtration and ventilation systems, especially in low-income districts; prioritizing awareness of the risks to vulnerable populations such as pregnant women; and the opportunities and challenges for short-…

New Mexico Virtual WUI Summit

Visit event website. The NM Wildland Urban Summit is attended by community members, fire service volunteers and professionals, non-profit conservation groups engaged in fire adaptation, and federal, state and local government representatives.

2021 Society of American Foresters

Visit SAF Convention website. The 2021 SAF National Convention will be held November 3–7 at the newly renovated Sacramento Convention Center, with discounted overnight room blocks secured nearby at the Hyatt and Sheraton. Information about hotel rates, making reservations, and the local area will be announced in early 2021. The Convention will explore the critical…

Shortgrass Prescribed Burning Workshop

Workshop registration. Shortgrass prescribed burning - principles and practice. About this event Are you curious about using prescribed burning in shortgrass rangelands, but not sure if it's safe, effective, and needed? Join us in learning about prescribed burning in the shortgrass prairie. Specialists will host an indoor workshop on November 4, 2021 in the multipurpose…

Post-fire run-off water quality monitoring studies

Webinar registration. Cost $25-50. Presenters: Rebekah Guill: Senior Flood Control Planner, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District/Watershed Protection, [email protected]; Garth Engelhorn, CPSWQ, QISP/Tor: Senior Project Manager, Water Resources | NV5, [email protected] Objectives: How does post-fire runoff affect contaminant flux? • Contaminant flux presentation will compare the relative mass contributions of contaminants from the…

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