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April 2021

Targeted grazing for fuel breaks

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Webinar recording. 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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Fuel breaks in practice

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Webinar recording. 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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Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership Virtual Conference

April 27 - April 28
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Visit workshop webpage. Idaho's collaborative groups are committed to promoting forest restoration on federal lands. National elections and new Administrations may modify policy impacting public lands management. What is the potential impact on collaborative groups engaged in forest restoration? This regional event brings together leaders from the timber industry, local government, conservation organizations, community groups, and land management agencies from across Idaho. IFRP has structured this virtual conference to include informative presentations, panel discussions on current issues, and break-out sessions.

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Oregon Prescribed Fire Council Meeting

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 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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Fuel breaks: How do we move forward in an era of uncertainty?

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Webinar recording. This is the last 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: How do we move forward in an era of uncertainty: Facilitated panel Q & A - Jeremy Maestas, NRCS, Justin Boeck, BLM, and Michele Crist, BLM

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May 2021

Emerging research in the sagebrush steppe-GB SER Virtual Conference

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT
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Join link. Draft agenda. The Great Basin Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration is hosting a virtual conference with a diverse range of speakers--early career scientists studying a range of restoration-related topics. If you are interested in learning about hot topics on the horizon for restoration in our region, this is the meeting for you!  

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Wildfire Prevention Summit 2021

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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Summit recordings. This is the first in a series of Wildfire Prevention Summits. This premiere event will examine the four primary causes (Arson, Accidental, Roadside & Utility Infrastructure) of wildfire ignitions with a focus on Roadside and Utility Infrastructure ignitions in the Western United States. The intent of the Summit is to provide a venue for an exchange of dialogue regarding current issues, best practices and emerging solutions on wildfire prevention. Our speakers and panels will provide a national perspective…

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Restorative burning: Outcomes from the 2019 Caples fire

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
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Webinar registration. Description: The Caples Fire, which began on September 30, 2019, burned 3,435 total acres (1,080-acre prescribed fire and 2,355-acres wildfire) within the Caples Creek Watershed Restoration Project planning area. This webinar will discuss the outcomes of the 2019 Caples Fire, fire effects on legacy trees, fire management take-home messages, volunteer efforts for restoration within the Caples watershed, and avian research within the Caples restoration area. Presenters: Becky Estes (Central Sierra Province Ecologist, USDA Forest Service): Overview of the…

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