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Increases in large wildfire driven nighttime fire activity observed across the conterminous US

Webinar recording. This presentation discusses the results of 17 years of active fire data from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) to characterize the daytime and nighttime dynamics of wildfires across the continental US. Whereas daytime fire activity was widely detected regardless of fire type, nighttime fire activity was mainly detected inside wildfires and particularly within…

Geo-Fencing Summit

Day 1 Recording Day 2 Recording Summit hosts: Matt Reeves – Rocky Mountain Research Station and  Dwayne Rice – Region 2 Rangeland Program Manager Background: Geo-fencing provides some unique advantages over conventional fencing approaches. This is especially true when we consider the devastation to fencing, and other rangeland infrastructure, caused by wildfires. Geo-fencing is increasingly…

Fire and water

Webinar registration. The changing climate is reshaping the balance of fire and water in eastern ecosystems. Drought alters soil structure and stability; combined with intense rainfall, this impacts hydrologic dynamics. This panel will explore the interconnections between fire, nutrient cycling, ecohydrology, and climate change.

Geomorphic recovery and post-fire flooding implications following the 2019 Museum Fire

Webinar registration. The 2019 Museum Fire burned nearly 2,000 acres of steep forested terrain abutting Flagstaff city limits in northern Arizona. In addition to the immediate fire danger, post-fire flooding posed a significant threat to the downstream community and critical infrastructure, prompting a multi-agency cooperation to evaluate post-fire runoff and geomorphic change during the recovery…

Fire and wildlife

Webinar registration. The good, bad, and ugly of fire and wildlife - roasty toasty critters or promoting sustainable habitat for expanding and healthy wildlife populations? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of fire on wildlife. How is the lack of fire at the necessary scale, frequency, intensity/severity, and seasonality one of the greatest threats to…

Forest-assisted migration in the context of climate change adaptation: Examples from the eastern US

Webinar registration. Presenter: Brian Palik Description: There is increasing momentum to implement conservation and management approaches that adapt forests to climate change so as to sustain ecosystem functions. These range from actions designed to increase the resistance of current composition and structure to negative impacts to those designed to transition forests to substantially different characteristics.…

Climate change and drought mortality increase fuel availability and the carbon cost of forest management

Webinar registration. Rising temperatures and more frequent droughts have resulted in widespread tree mortality, transitioning large amounts of live biomass to snags and coarse woody debris. These dead fuel loads are also drying out earlier and faster with climate change which increases the ease of fuel combustion when fire occurs. This increase in fuel availability…

An assessment of native seed needs and their capacity for their supply

Webinar registration. An Assessment of Native Seed Needs and the Capacity for Their Supply: Final Report will be released on Thursday, January 26, 2023. The report was authored by a committee appointed by the National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering and will be available at 8 am Pacific/9 am Mtn on the National Academies…