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June 2021

Prescribed fire smoke and community health: Successes from smoke-ready communities

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
National Wildland Fire Mgmt Strategy logo

Webinar registration. Join the Western Region of the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) for a panel-style webinar.

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Virtual rollout of updated fuels and vegetation data products for CONUS LF 2019L

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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Webinar recording. A year ago, the Landscape Fire and Resource Planning Management Tools (LANDFIRE) Program released its 2016 Remap for the conterminous United States (CONUS). The update was the most significant in LANDFIRE’s 16-year history, a ground-up rebuild of the base map to reflect 2016 land surface conditions that included a host of improvements to its 20-plus GIS mapping layers.

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Protect, prevent, and prepare with NV energy

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
University of NV, Reno logo

Webinar registration Natural Disaster Protection Plan Director James Saavdra and Director of Delivery Operations Zeina Randall, both with NV Energy, will discuss how NV Energy is working with customers and partners using innovative strategies to reduce the risk of wildfire to Nevadans.

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PNW Drought Early Warning System- June drought and climate outlook

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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Webinar recording. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

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July 2021

Fire science and management in an uncertain future: Tools and approaches for managing fire in future climates in the SW

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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View workshop recording.  Read workshop summary. Workshop purpose: Identify fire science and management needs and discuss tools and approaches to natural resource assessments and adaptation strategies for fire dynamics in future climates in Southwest (DOI Regions 8 & 10 ) bioregions. Take-Aways: Provide awareness of tools needed for decision-making in an uncertain future Generate a list of new science actions to meet fire needs for practitioners/planners in future, non-analog landscapes and communities Suggest how we might address and accomplish these…

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Soil moisture end user listening session

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
National Integrated Drought Information System logo

Webinar registration, register by 7/7 Do you use (or *wish* you could use) soil moisture data or maps to support your decision making, advising, or other work activities? Do you want to share your opinions on which soil moisture datasets, maps, and tools are needed to better inform drought, flood, or other natural resource issues? In July, the National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network is hosting two listening sessions for soil moisture end users to share their thoughts, wish lists,…

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Fitness and wellness for performance in wildland fire fighting

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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Webinar recording. Presented by Joe Sol, Exercise Physiologist U.S. Forest Service and Brent Ruby, Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Montana. Joe and Brent will share their research on sustainment and maintenance throughout the fire season.

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Forecasting wildfire smoke and smoke management in AZ

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Univ of AZ logo

Webinar join link. Overview: Step into the shoes of air quality meteorologists and learn how ADEQ forecasts smoke impacts for wildfires and prescribed fires around the state. We will also use examples from the Telegraph Fire and other recent wildfires to show how smoke moves during the day vs overnight. This presentation will cover the tools you can use to stay informed about smoke in your local area. Presenter: Matt Pace is meteorologist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.…

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Western drought crisis

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
National Integrated Drought Information System logo

Webinar registration. Historic drought conditions across the western United States continue to rapidly worsen and expand with over 80% of the West now in drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Widespread impacts are being felt. To provide the latest information on drought conditions across the Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and the Missouri River Basin, as well as the serious impacts on diverse sectors of the economy, NIDIS is joining with our federal, state, tribal, and local partners to host…

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Recent fire regimes of the bi-national Madrean Sky Islands: Implications for collaborative, transboundary fire management

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
SW Fire Science Consortium Logo

Webinar registration. Overview: This webinar shares results of a recent study of contemporary fire regimes over a 32-year period (1985-2017) in the Madrean Sky Islands of the U.S. and México. During the study period 335 fires burned approximately 28% of the study area, with re-burns occurring on over 25% of the burned areas. The greatest variation in fire regimes, including fire size, frequency, and severity was observed in places with the most diverse human activities and land uses – particularly…

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