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USGS Ecological Site Group Fire and Fuels Workshop

You’re invited to join this USGS-led workshop developing Ecological Site Group State and Transition Models with a focus on Fire and Fuels across the upper Colorado Plateau. There is no registration or attendance fee. Please fill out this form to be included in future emails with details and pre-workshop materials.

Dates and Locations

Salt Lake City, UT – Feb 20 (12:30pm – 5:30pm) & 21 (8:30am – 12pm)

Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 State St. SLC, UT

Denver CO – Feb 22 (12:30pm – 5:30pm) & 23 (8:30am – 12pm)

Federal Center in Lakewood, CO

We will be covering an update from the previous year’s workshop on fire and fuels mapping across the Upper Colorado Plateau in Utah and Colorado using Ecological Site Groups. This will include updated field data collection, updated mapping efforts of current ecological states based on statistical clustering and identification of state transitions. Participants of this year’s workshop will be asked to help us identify potential options for desired conditions for the state and transition models based on the population of ecological states. We need your feedback on our results This will include hindcasting our state maps from 1984 to 2022 and analyzing state-change temporally and spatially with respect to land-use, fire, and climate. If you’d like a refresher on Ecological Site Groups and our developing of ESG State and Transition Models here is a short YouTube video from Anna Knight highlighting the overall process. Previous workshop attendance is NOT required.

More information, contact: Tara Bishop ([email protected]) or Mike Duniway ([email protected])

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Pinyon-Juniper Management on the Colorado Plateau Workshop

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In-person attendance is full, but stay tuned for some post-event resources and recordings.

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Fire & Climate Change: Adaptation Planning for Tribes Workshop

The workshop will bring together up to 25 Tribal leaders, community members, environmental professionals, knowledge holders, academic partners, federal and state agency representatives, non-governmental organizations, and others.

This course will provide an overview to planning for climate change impacts, with an emphasis on fire, highlighting the work of Tribes that have completed an adaptation plan or vulnerability assessment. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts in California, we especially encourage Tribal environmental staff and community members from this region to apply to attend.

Topics include:

  • Overview of climate change and impacts in the west with an emphasis on fire and cultural burning
  • Process of developing climate change adaptation plans, from getting started, to impact and vulnerability assessments, to developing adaptation strategies
  • Tools, resources, and partnerships for adaptation planning
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Rx Fire Science and Management Workshop

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A workshop for all wildland fire management partners across the 20 state NE-MW region to share region-wide, science-based, fire ecology information oriented toward expanding and maintaining the use of prescribed fire across all landscapes, jurisdictions, and fire-dependent ecosystems.

This regional workshop will:

  • Provide a forum for all wildland fire management partners to share region-wide, science-based, fire ecology information oriented toward expanding and maintaining the use of prescribed fire across all landscapes, jurisdictions, and fire-dependent ecosystems.
  • Provide an opportunity for scientists, managers, and practitioners across the 20-state region to share prescribed fire related experiences, successes, and potential solutions to implementation challenges.
  • Provide an opportunity for agency leaders and managers to interact with state prescribed fire councils and other key partners.
    Serve as a model for future annual or biennial workshops.
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5th National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

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This Workshop is considered “mission critical” for anyone working on these issues in local, state, Tribal and federal agencies, and organizations as well as non-governmental organizations and private companies. There is no other forum in the nation that provides these opportunities.

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