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Geo-Fencing Summit

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Meeting ID: 161 0453 0612
Passcode: USFS1905!
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 used with public land grazing leases, but the cost-effectiveness of geo-fencing and common challenges are not well understood. Issues such as cost-effectiveness, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and system efficacy remain unclear.

In this Summit, we provide a forum for producers, managers, and USDA Forest Service agency leadership to share their insights, successes, and failures while answering questions in the process. Geo-fencing may have a significant role to play in the future of public land management. In this Summit, we provide a backdrop against which we can come to some common understanding of what the technology affords including the considerations needed prior to implementation.

Summit Scope & Components: The objective is to enable Summit participants to learn from the real-world experience provided by managers, agency leaders, and producers. In this Summit, we discuss geo-fencing through a series of coupled 20-minute presentations followed by a 30-minute live question-and-answer session. In this manner, we aim to engage participants from a wide range of experiences and disciplines.

Deliverables & Benefits:

  • The meeting itself. It provides an important means of information exchange where we can all learn from each other.
  • Recorded 20-minute presentations that can be revisited remotely anytime.
  • Identification of new partnerships between producers, managers, and researchers to foster more effective land management strategies to be developed across more regions.
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Society for Range Management 2023 Meeting

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This year’s annual conference will be in Boise, ID.

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Rangeland Summit

SAVE the DATE–for the 2023 Rangeland Summit

Co-sponsor, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource

Friday, Feb 24, Stockton & virtual

Time, theme, and registration forthcoming!

Contact: Karen Sweet 925.784-8303 or 925.443-7692

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Wildfire Resilient Structures (WiReS) Conference and Tradeshow

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The Wildfire Resilient Structures (WiReS) conference addresses the WUI fire risk problems inherent to the built environment to support resilient and equitable communities. With a shared goal of implementation through education, the WiReS conference will make local, regional, and state impact through the presentation and promotion of applied science, knowledge, and technology advancements to Decision Makers.

Location: Mission Valley, San Diego, California
Venue & Hotel Name: Town and Country Resort

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Post-fire science and monitoring symposium

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Symposium Goals:

  • To provide an opportunity for scientists to share what they are learning or hoping to learn from recent westside Oregon fires.
  • To provide an opportunity for practitioners and policy makers to begin discussions on how new discoveries can inform future decisions.
  • To promote collaboration between institutions and agencies involved in post-fire research and monitoring.

Target Audience: Natural resource professionals, science providers, policy makers, and others interested in this topic.

Cost: FREE! A meeting management package will be signed by the Regional Forester to support attendance of US Forest Service employees.


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10th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress

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The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is excited to announce that the 10th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will be held December 4-8, 2023 in Monterey, California at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel. The Call for Proposals will open in January 2023.

PNW Chapter of SRM Annual Meeting and Tour

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Restoring and protecting sensitive ecosystems in the Inland Northwest. Meeting will be held at the Wren Pierson Community Center, 615 Fourth St., Cheney, WA 99004

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Native Seed Conference 2023

The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials.

The 2023 National Native Seed Conference is dedicated to the science, practice, and policy of producing and effectively using native seed. The conference supports the America the Beautiful Executive Order, National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Conference sessions will cover several topics, including:

  • Wild seed collection
  • Seed production
  • Industry opportunities and best practices
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Evaluation and Research
  • Seed Partnerships
  • Wildlife and Pollinators
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Western Governors’ 2022 Winter Meeting

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The Winter Meeting (Dec. 6-7 in Phoenix, AZ), hosted by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, will feature the Western Governors and their special guests in public conversations about the most significant issues facing the region during the two-day event.

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2023 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

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