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Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition 19th Annual Meeting

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The 2023 RVCC Annual Meeting will be an in-person event, at the beautiful Stanford Sierra Conference Center at Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California. Please save the date: November 1-3, 2023!

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SER Great Basin Chapter – 2023 Annual Meeting (virtual)

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Description: This meeting is a time to check in with our friends and colleagues to see what’s new and where progress has been made in ecological restoration and information exchange among practitioners, researchers, and the public in the Great Basin. Please plan to join us for a single day virtual meeting. The meeting will be kicked off by a keynote from Alison Agneray, BLM. The meeting will include a GB SER business discussion and 10 talks by students, faculty, and agency researchers.

Presentations included the following topics.

Building a restoration network
Restoration in the face of climate extremes
Seed coatings to break dormancy, improve seed flow
Threats of human population growth
Invasion resistance
Establishment in sagebrush
Climate-adjusted provenancing
Non-target herbicide effects
Western forbs

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10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

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SER2023 will held in person on 26-30 September 2023 in Darwin, Australia with additional virtual content delivery in the Western Hemisphere time zone during the week of 6 November 2023. The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration will focus on the important, and often neglected connection between culture and nature, including the role of restoration in enhancing and rebuilding that connection.

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Society for Ecological Restoration: Reclaim, Restore, Rewild Conference

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A joint conference between the Society for Ecological Restoration – Eastern Canada and the Canadian Land Reclamation Association  from June 11th to 15th, 2023, at the third year of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). We are also excited to cooperate with the Ontario chapter of SER, the Midwest Great Lakes Chapter of SER, the Canadian chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists, the International Society for Horticultural Science, and the International Peatland Society to provide an enlarged scientific and field program.

The proposed theme of the conference for 2023 is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the range of environmental management approaches advocated by the hosting societies. Reclaiming is recognized and practiced by many industries, including mining and petrol extraction. Restoring is recognized most broadly around the world, and has been the main focus of SER. Rewilding, or bringing back to nature, allows us to dream. These terms also imply ideas of industry, science, practice, society and imagination. They run from the practical to the creative.

8th International Wildland Fire Conference

8th International Wildland Fire Conference

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Better wildland fire governance is needed to protect biodiversity, foster carbon sequestration and healthy forests and assure they are providing goods and services that do not vanish in wildfire smoke.

As Chairman and on behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference we invite you to come to Portugal with your knowledge, insights, and thoughts. We welcome you to contribute with your institutional or professional case study, your scientific work or your operational success or failure in tackling complexity and uncertainty when governing or managing wildfire risk.

At Porto, you will have a lifetime influencing professional experience, through the opportunity to meet with thousands of people coming from all over the world. We all share similar problems and are deeply committed to work on the solutions.

We will be honored to host you at Porto, to discuss and participate in defining Governance principles towards the development an international framework. We believe that your piece of the puzzle will matter to help your nation and all nations to be better prepared to deal with the challenges ahead of us and to build fire-resilient landscape and societies.

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Geo-Fencing Summit

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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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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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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.

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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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