Feb
24
9:00 am09:00

11th Annual Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium

When: Friday, February 24 from 9am to 5pm

Location: Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona

Symposium Website

Details: The annual Nāhelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i. The Symposium brings together researchers and conservationists to share their ideas on how to preserve and restore Hawaii’s remaining dryland forests. The symposium is open to the public.

Pacific Fire Exchange Field Trip: In partnership with Ka‘ahahui ‘O Ka Nahelehele and the States Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the PFX will be hosting a field trip as part of the conference. We will be exploring the Pu'u Wa'awa'a State Park in the context of fire mitigation and ecosystem services.

About Dryland Forests: The dryland forests of Hawai‘i are fragile habitats that are home to many of the rarest plants in the world. Dryland forests were once considered to be the most diverse forest ecosystems in the Hawaiian Islands, but have suffered decades of deforestation and degradation. Only remnant patches of these habitats of highly diverse communities of plants and animals remain today. The Dryland Forest Symposium provides a forum to discuss recent developments in dryland forest conservation and restoration, and an opportunity to interact with others interested in dryland forest ecology.

 

Mar
20
Mar 23

Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) Conference

Dates: March 20th - 23rd, 2017

Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

Registration: Early Bird until Jan. 31st, 2017, Regular until March 15th, 2017

Conference Website

Details: The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) conference is the premier venue for community leaders interested in protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards. Each March, hundreds of participants gather to make connections, learn from each other, discuss ongoing initiatives, and design action plans. This year’s conference theme is “Navigating Toward Security and Sustainability.” 

Pacific Fire Exchange will be hosting a workshop at the conference - "Wildland Fire Risk and Mitigation Strategies on Pacific Islands".

Mar
20
8:00 am08:00

Workshop: Wildland Fire Risk & Mitigation Strategies for Pacific Islands

Workshop on Wildland Fire in the Pacific

When: March 20th, 2017 from 8am-12pm

Where: PRiMO Conference 2017, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu

Understanding the social and environmental factors that drive fire risk and the available strategies to reduce that risk is critical information for planners, community outreach and education efforts, and both marine and terrestrial resource management programs. This half-day training is co-developed by the Pacific Fire Exchange and the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization.

  • How climate, vegetation, and human activities affect fire occurrence on Pacific Islands and the impacts of fire on cultural and natural resources.
  • Current strategies, informational resources, and funding opportunities available that target fire risk reduction. (Community Wildfire Protection Plans and public outreach, pre-fire planning and fuels management and risk reduction, mitigating social and ecological impacts).
  • Informational resources and their application using case studies
  • Facilitated discussion with training participants about current needs and potential partnerships between fire-related projects and other natural disaster work in the Pacific.
Mar
21
Mar 23

Wildland Urban Interface 2017

Dates: Pre-Conference - March 18-21; Conference - March 21 - 23

Location: Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV

Conference Website

Details: The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you are one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management—then this is the conference for you.

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science
Apr
25
Apr 27

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science

Dates: April 25 - 27, 2017

Location: Reno, Nevada

Workshop Website

 

 

Details - The workshop will:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the importance and critical role of science in all Cohesive Strategy planning and implementation.
  • Reinforce that the focus of the Cohesive Strategy implementation is "all hands, all lands" and that seamless access to the best available and correct science is vital to success at every level and every action.
  • Identify examples and opportunities where implementation is informed by the "right" science and information.
  • Identify processes to ensure science integration in all planning and implementation activities and identify future research needs in support of Cohesive Strategy implementation.
  • Develop recommendations for continuing actions on this subject.

 


Southwest Fire Ecology Conference - Beyond hazardous fuels: Managing fire for social, economic, and ecological benefits
Nov
28
Dec 9

Southwest Fire Ecology Conference - Beyond hazardous fuels: Managing fire for social, economic, and ecological benefits

Dates: November 28 - December 1, 2016

Location: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tuscon, AZ

Conference Website

Goals and objectives of this conference include:

  • Create new connections among researchers, managers and practitioners
  • Through roundtable discussions, provide an opportunity for line officers, resource advisers, operations and planning staff, public information staff, etc., to understand some of the internal communication issues that occur during wildfire management actions and to develop potential solutions
  • Invite presentations on new science and management
International Smoke Symposium
Nov
14
Nov 17

International Smoke Symposium

Dates: November 14 - 17, 2016

Location: Long Beach, California

Symposium Website

Details: ISS2 will bring together researchers from the atmospheric sciences, the ecological sciences, mathematicians, computer sciences, climatologists, social scientists, health professionals, smoke responders and others to discuss the complex issues of wildland fire smoke and identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for innovation and development.

The symposium aims to address a variety of wildland smoke related issues, through topics that relate to methods for tracking, modeling and inventory, social implications, climate implications, current and future research needs, and practical field management techniques for smoke.

Seminar: Thinking big:  People, landscape change,  & novel fire regimes in the Pacific
Oct
26
3:30 pm15:30

Seminar: Thinking big: People, landscape change, & novel fire regimes in the Pacific

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Time: 3:30pm HST

Location: St. John Building, Room 11, University of Hawaii Manoa

Presented/ Hosted by: Dr. Clay Trauernicht / UH Natural Resources & Environmental Management

Details: The proportion of land area affected by wildland fire in Hawaii and western Pacific Islands such as Yap, Guam, and Palau is equal to, and in some years greatly exceeds, that of states in the Western US. The impacts of fires can be particularly acute on Pacific Islands given the proximity and tight linkages among communities, watersheds, and nearshore resources. This presentation will provide a brief introduction to fire ecology and the extent and drivers of wildland fire on Pacific Islands. This background will provide a jumping off point to explore new research on how fire history can be used to assess changes in landscape flammability in Hawaiian watersheds within the context of ecosystem services and climate change. The talk will conclude with an overview of the Pacific Fire Exchange, a multi-partner effort to improve the integration and application of fire science in land management, planning, and conservation through stakeholder engagement.

California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Council Fall 2016
Sep
28
2:00 am02:00

California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Council Fall 2016

Dates:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Location:
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, South Lake Tahoe, CA

View all event information via the California Fire Science Consortium's website

Details:

The CNH Forest Fire Council 2016 Fall Workshop theme is "Line of Duty Death: Prevention/Management/Safety." The 2-day event includes a Staff Ride field trip led by the Nevada State Division of Forestry. Registration cost is $100 (plus a $6.09 online fee).

Webinar - Fire and Ohia: What this disturbance means for Hawaii's dominant tree
Sep
13
10:00 am10:00

Webinar - Fire and Ohia: What this disturbance means for Hawaii's dominant tree

Today! Tuesday, September 13th

Time: 10am - 11am

No Registration Required

Free Webinar Access*:

-Guests
-UH Users

* Do not use Google Chrome as your web browser. University of Hawaii users are asked to log in to Halawai. Access available on day of webinar.

 

Join us as Mark Wasser presents on

-Fire regimes in Hawaii, pre contact through present day
-How fire affects Ohia in particular
-Relevant research to date
-How Ohia and Ohia communities will fare under changing environmental conditions and more frequent fires-Relevant research to date
-Management implications

Mark Wasser is a Biologist with Natural Resources Management at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and an MS (2014) from UH Hilo in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science. Mark has worked at the National Park for six years, and in conservation in Hawaii for 10 years. 

IUCN World Conservation Congress
Sep
1
Sep 9

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Dates: September 1 - 10, 2016

Location: Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815)

Attend: Learn how to take part here

Conference Website

Details: Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone. The IUCN Congress is the place to put aside differences and work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

The Congress has two components:

The Forum is a hub of public debate, bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges. It includes many different types of events from high level dialogues to training workshops which explore the depths of conservation and innovation.

The Members’ Assembly is IUCN’s highest decision-making body. A unique global environmental parliament, it involves governments and NGOs – large and small, national and international – taking joint decisions on conservation and sustainability.

 International Conference on Forest Fires and WUI Fires.
May
25
May 27

International Conference on Forest Fires and WUI Fires.

Dates: May 25 - 27, 2016

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France

Conference Website

Details: WUI management for wild fire mitigation has become an increasingly critical stake these last years in many regions of the world with Mediterranean climate, including Europe, Northern Africa, California, South America, Australia, Southern Africa, etc. but also in areas with up to now temperate or tropical climate, as a result of both climate change and land cover change.

But the same fire process affects wildlands and the interfaces, although fuel, fire behavior, fire fighting strategies, vulnerability and values, and even fire micro-local weather conditions may radically differ: the great density of anthropogenic ignition points within WUI threatens forest and wildland, while the great amount of energy of large wildland fires contributes to their destructive power when arriving at WUI.

Following the first ForestFire conference focused on WUI fires in 2013, this second conference will try to sum up the scientific knowledge related to the relationship between WUI fires and wildland fires, and will favor exchanges between researchers and risk managers, security services and general decision-makers on this topic.

Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference 2016
May
17
3:00 am03:00

Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference 2016

Dates: May 17 - 19, 2016

Location: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Bilger Hall Room 150

Registration: Deadline is May 3rd. Register here

Conference Website

Details: The Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference brings together conservationists, horticulturalists, researchers, and others working with seeds of native Hawaiian plants, in order to share knowledge with each other and receive training from visiting experts. The theme for 2016 is “Seed Dormancy and Germination” and will feature a workshop with Carol and Jerry Baskin of the University of Kentucky, authors of the authoritative 2014 book Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination.

 

Rapid Ohia Death Research Symposium
May
3
3:00 am03:00

Rapid Ohia Death Research Symposium

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 3rd from 9am to 2pm

Location: C-MORE Hale in the Moore Conference Center at UH Manoa

Scheduled Talks: Check out the flyer!

Details: The maximum in-person capacity is 66 people. Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP by May 2 (RSVP to Christy Martin, christym@rocketmail.com or 808-722-0995).  In case the main room overfills, Gilmore 212 will be live streaming the talks. 

Can't make it in person? Live streaming will be available at http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/live_feed.htm.

For more info: See the CGAPS meetings page http://www.cgaps.org/meetings

Webinar: Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology & Fire Regimes
May
2
3:00 am03:00

Webinar: Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology & Fire Regimes

Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes in Great Basin, California, and Pacific Ecosystems

Time: 9am-10am Hawaii Time (12pm-1pm Pacific Time)

Free Webinar Registration: http://www.cafiresci.org/events-webinars-source/category/feis

Presented by: Robin Innes, rinnes@fs.fed.us and Ilana Abrahamson, ilanalabrahamson@fs.fed.us

Details: Managers and planners need scientifically sound information on historical fire regimes and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes to make informed management decisions. To address this need, two new fire regime publications—Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses—are now available and spatially searchable in the recently updated user interface for the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS, www.feis-crs.org/feis/).

Together, these publications help managers develop plans and make informed decisions about local management of fire and fuels. In the updated user interface, they are easy to access using a variety of search criteria, including plant community type and map location, and they are linked to nearly 1,100 FEIS Species Reviews.

California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Seminar & Training
Apr
12
Apr 15

California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Seminar & Training

  • Sheraton Kauai Resort

California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Seminar & Training Koloa, Kauai April 12 - 15, 2016. This event will be held at the Sheraton Kauai Resort Poipu. Air/Ground Transportation : Please make your own transportation arrangements. Registration Fee includes all breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheon, and registration packet. Please contactPatrick.T. Porter@hawaii.gov for any questions relating to this event. Please contact Jason.D.Omick@hawaii.gov or 808.587.4159 for registration support.

Hotel link to reserve rooms under conference rate -

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/fireconference2016

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-california-nevada-hawaii-fire-conference-tickets-20635772150?ref=elink

Pre-Fire Planning for Land Managers Webinar
Apr
5
4:00 am04:00

Pre-Fire Planning for Land Managers Webinar

Land owners and managers play an important role in preventing and reducing damage caused by wildfires. Their actions and in-depth knowledge can support fire suppression efforts and protect high-value assets.

Join Our Webinar Presentation & Discussion covering:

  • Wildfire Risk Assessment
  • Steps to develop your own Pre-Fire Plan
  • Your questions, challenges, and ideas related to pre-fire planning

We'll be hosting the webinar via UH's Halawai platform, which has some quirks!

For a smooth webinar experience, please

  • Do NOT use Google Chrome to access Halawai
  • Join as a guest and do NOT use a "@hawaii.edu" username

Go here to join webinar:
http://www.hawaii.edu/halawai/schedule/guest?action=login&10781322

Halawai Tutorial available at http://www.hawaii.edu/halawai

 2016 Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium
Feb
26
4:00 am04:00

2016 Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium

  • King Kamehameha

On Friday, February 26, 2016 the tenth anniversary of the annual Nāhelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i. The Symposium brings together researchers and conservationists to share their ideas on how to preserve and restore Hawaii’s remaining dryland forests.

Information can be found here:

http://www.drylandforest.org/2016-10th-anniversary-n%C4%81helehele-dryland-forest-symposium

PFX Coordination Assistant Job Announcement
Jan
21
10:30 am10:30

PFX Coordination Assistant Job Announcement

Based at Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization in Kamuela, HI, the PFX Coordination Assistant will work closely with the PFX Project Lead, Dr. Clay Trauernicht, to complete the project deliverables outlined in the PFX Plan of Work.  The primary function of the PFX Coordination Assistant will be to assist with (1) science education/communication product development, layout and design, (2) the logistical planning and note taking for field trips, meetings, and webinars, (3) the dissemination and organization of program evaluation information and (4) maintenance of the Pacific Fire Exchange website and electronic communications.

Application deadline is January 21st, 2016.  Please click here for full position description.

Contact Clay Trauernicht at trauerni@hawaii.edu with any questions.

Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Nov
16
Nov 20

Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA

From the Conference Website:

This Fire Congress is the sixth in a series that AFE has hosted every third year starting in 2000, and is the first time that it is not located along either U.S. coastline.

These Fire Congresses are the largest, most comprehensive meetings on the research and management of wildland fire that are held anywhere in the world.  They provide unparalleled exposure to the complexity, breadth, and depth of the field of wildland fire.  Providing a respect­ful, inclusive forum for a diverse range of topics and opinions is one of the founding principles that has been part of the success of the Fire Congress series.  We hope you will share with, learn from, and be inspired by fellow attendees who will gather from across the globe.

The theme of the 6th Fire Congress is “Advancing Ecology in Fire Management.”  We continue to make a lot of progress in the development and dis­semination of new information.  Our challenge is to continue to bridge the ecology of fire with fire management, and facilitate more collaboration among researchers, educators and managers.  The opportunity to meet with each other face-to-face in a conference setting is invaluable to meeting this challenge.

California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH) Forest Fire Council Workshop, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct
21
Oct 22

California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH) Forest Fire Council Workshop, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Earth, Wind Water and Fire:

An Elemental Approach to Fire Management

Join us Oct 21-22 in South Lake Tahoe for two days of presentations, discussions, and networking. This year we'll be exploring the four elements and how they each contribute to fire and land management.  Presenters and organizers represent a diverse set of fire stakeholders from federal, state, local, and private fire-related organizations. All are welcome at the meeting.

More information here

 

Jul
12
Jul 16

Association of Tropical Biology Conference 2015 - 52nd Annual Meeting Resilience of Island Systems in the Context of Climate Change: Challenges for Biological and Cultural Diversity and Conservation

  • Hawaii Convention Center

Symposia proposals due: November 15th

This meeting provides delegates with the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and meet with key speakers and industry leaders—participation is encouraged for anyone with a passion for tropical biology and conservation.

Call for symposia proposals now open


Symposia are the scientific centerpiece of the meeting. These sessions are distinguished from other organized sessions in that they are more explicitly integrated, provide an overall synthesis on their topic, and have broad enough appeal to generate large audiences at the meeting.

PRiMO 2015 - The Rising Pacific: Currents of Change and Solutions for Resilience
Mar
24
Mar 26

PRiMO 2015 - The Rising Pacific: Currents of Change and Solutions for Resilience

  • Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu

Where: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu
Presented By: Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO); Partnership for Pacific Resilience

The annual PRiMO Conference is the premiere venue for disaster risk reduction, hazards, and emergency professionals to share ideas, strategize, and help inform solutions that address the varied challenges facing Pacific Island communities working toward resilience goals. Themed, The Rising Pacific: Currents of Change and Solutions for Resilience, PRiMO 2015 will highlight communities and projects that are engaged in finding solutions to disaster management, climate change, and sustainability challenges in the Pacific region.

In addition to showcasing 25 sessions and professional development trainings, the conference program is thoughtfully designed to facilitate partnerships that transcend geographic boundaries and disciplines, providing unique opportunities for collaboration. Over 300 participants from a diverse range of backgrounds are expected to attend, including representatives from state and federal agencies, non-profits, conservation groups, and the business, health and industry sectors.

Preparing for Wildfires: Moving from Crisis to Opportunity  A Workshop for Cooperative Extension Educators and Community Leaders
Mar
10
Mar 12

Preparing for Wildfires: Moving from Crisis to Opportunity A Workshop for Cooperative Extension Educators and Community Leaders

  • Radisson Suites
Preparing for Wildfires-Moving from Crisis to Opportunity.jpg

This workshop will equip Cooperative Extension professionals and other community leaders with the tools needed to successfully face the challenges of living in wildfire-prone environments. National-level scientists and experts will help attendees think through all aspects and stages of fire – before, during, and after – in both urban and rural landscapes. Extension personnel will be invited to share their challenges and success stories. 
Information will be shared about the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and its goal of developing fire-adapted communities. The workshop will include two days of presentations and interactive discussions, a poster session, and an optional scenic and educational field trip to a community and forest recovering from wildfire.


Who should attend?
All Cooperative Extension personnel and their local partners: e.g., elected officials, planning commissioners, Firewise and fire safe leaders, fire chiefs, and anyone else working together at the local level to prepare for wildfires.


Where will the event be held? 
Radisson Suites Tucson is offering attendees half-price rates for the entire week of the workshop. Each suite has two rooms and two bathrooms and can accommodate a whole family. Come to beautiful Tucson for a unique educational and networking opportunity, and make it a late-winter vacation, too! Enjoy temperatures in the 70s, comfortable accommodations, a beautiful heated outdoor pool, the Sonoran Desert in bloom, and numerous other attractions that make Tucson a magnificent place to visit.

Find more details on the event 

Download the event flyer
 

Improving Access for Wildland Firefighters
Oct
23
4:30 pm16:30

Improving Access for Wildland Firefighters

Speaker: Jeremy Keller
Presented By: Firewise Communities; National Fire Protection Association

Join wildland fire stakeholders and residents in this informational workshop and discover how modifications can be made to increase driveway accessibility, improve address visibility and hear what fire personnel look for when making decisions about which homes may be defendable; and receive simple tips on how homeowners can help firefighters prior to evacuating. The one-hour format includes a thirty minute presentation from Jeremy Keller, followed by a Q & A session with workshop participants.

The Effectiveness of Suppression Resources in Large Fire Management
Oct
8
5:00 am05:00

The Effectiveness of Suppression Resources in Large Fire Management

Speaker: Dave Calkin
Presented By: Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, Joint Fire Science Program, International Association of Wildland Fire

Wildfire management currently represents over 50 percent of the US Forest Service’s total budget. Suppression of large fires represents the single largest category of fire management and typically exceeds $1 billion annually. In both 2012 and 2013 large fire suppression exceeded the Agency’s budget allocations by over $400 million. Despite the scale of this investment relatively little is understood about how suppression actions influence large wildfire spread and those conditions that ultimately lead to containment. There is considerable uncertainty in managing large wildfires including the quality of weather forecasts, complex environmental conditions, variation in the type and quality of suppression resources, and whether or not requested suppression resources will be assigned.


In this presentation we review several recent studies that attempt to understand how suppression actions influence fire progression as well as review variation among Incident Management Teams in the amount of resources that they use to manage large wildland fires in the US. Despite these recent efforts, there remains limited understanding of suppression effectiveness. These results suggest that modelling large fire containment as a production process of fireline construction similar to traditional initial attack models is inappropriate. Improved understanding of large fire management effectiveness and efficiency will require spatially tracking individual resource assignments, activities, and tactics within the broader suite of fire management objectives and strategies.

Wildland Fire Canada 2014:  Integration and Accountability
Oct
7
Oct 9

Wildland Fire Canada 2014: Integration and Accountability

  • Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Wildland Fire Canada provides a forum for fire researchers and practitioners to exchange best practices and new ideas. Through the exchange of wildfire knowledge and information, the conference allows attendees to develop a deeper understanding about wildland fires from a variety of perspectives. Building on two successful conferences in 2010 and 2012, the Wildland Fire Canada conference series facilitates partnerships from a multitude of natural resource management and research disciplines.

View agenda and supporting materials

State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling 2014
Sep
16
Sep 18

State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling 2014

  • USGS Fort Collins Science Center

Presented By: U.S. Geological Survey; The Nature Conservancy; Apex Resource Management Solutions

Following in the footsteps of the inaugural 2011 STSM conference, this conference will bring together users of landscape STSM tools - including ST-Sim, VDDT, TELSA and the Path Landscape Model - to provide opportunities for sharing experiences with different applications of the STSM approach.

View original conference page


The event will include an optional one-day training session on the use of ST-Sim, followed by two days of talks by scientists and managers from across North America. Topics will include modeling of land use/land cover change, forest and rangeland management, wetlands management, fuels planning, ecological restoration and reclamation, invasive plant management, wildlife habitat management, climate change and carbon modeling. We will also spend some time presenting and discussing future directions for the development of STSM tools. 


This is an opportunity to find out who is doing what and how they are doing it, and to provide input into future developments in landscape modeling technology.
 

LANDFIRE 101
Sep
4
5:00 am05:00

LANDFIRE 101

Speaker: Randy Swaty, Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
Presented By: LANDFIRE, Joint Fire Science Program, Southern Fire Exchange

Randy Swaty, Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, offers a primer to LANDFIRE, aka “LANDFIRE 101,” that explains the suite of tools that are available those who need science-based data in order to restore/conserve/manage large landscapes in the U.S. Maps and application examples are focused on the Southern Fire Exchange region. He will describe what LANDFIRE is, where to get the products, how you can use them, when and how often the data is updated, and who to contact to learn more -- all in 45 minutes or less. Though examples and maps refer to southeast U.S. locations, information applies to all landscapes across the U.S. There will be time for Q & A.

LANDFIRE and the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) have developed a series of webinars that that are designed to help land managers and others understand and use data resources to assist them when making decisions regarding large landscape projects.

Because the suite of LANDFIRE tools are based in vegetation history and current conditions, they can be applied in both fire and non-fire related activities and are particularly suited for running scenarios and considering management plans.

Each series of three webinars share the same components: an introduction to LANDFIRE (aka LANDFIRE 101), a look at a report or case study of how LANDFIRE products were and are being used on the ground, and a session on customizing data for specific landscapes. Each includes information that is based in the geographic area of the particular consortium. Because the components offer the same resource information, you are welcome to register for any of the sessions in any region.

Firewise - Mulch Combustibility
Aug
19
10:30 am10:30

Firewise - Mulch Combustibility

Speaker: Steve Quarles, Ph.D., IBHS Research Center
Presented By: National Fire Protection Association, Firewise, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Join Firewise Communities/USA® residents throughout the country in a special virtual workshop event! The one-hour format includes a thirty minute presentation by a subject matter expert followed by a thirty minute live “Ask an Expert” interactive opportunity for pre-selected homeowners to ask a question related to the session’s topic. This unique learning format provides wildland/urban interface homeowners with information on how to make important mitigation modifications at their homes. Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants.