Fire and Erosion Webinar

Fire and Erosion Webinar

The Pacific Fire Exchange hosted a webinar with Clay Trauernicht (University of Hawai`i), Willie Rice (Forest Solutions, Inc.) and Jack Minassian (University of Hawai`i) on the topic of fire and erosion. The invited speakers will presented the latest science on fire and erosion as well as the land management and fire fighting perspectives in considering erosion while tending to fire on private and public lands.

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Greenstrips in Hawaii - Can they protect high-value ecosystems from wildfire?

Greenstrips in Hawaii - Can they protect high-value ecosystems from wildfire?

Despite successes with greenstrips in the continental United States, this novel approach to fuels management has not been attempted in Hawaii or the tropical Pacific. A study on Hawaii Island investigated the potential for greenstrips to reduce fire risk and promote restoration.

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The Mauna Kea 33 Fire - At the Intersection of Suppression & Conservation Challenges

This fire burned over 1,300 acres of native forest immediately adjacent to Mauna Kea State Park.  It is important because it reveals the complexity and challenges of fire response, in addition to the vulnerability valued resources on the Hawaiian landscapes

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