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.