Pinaleño Field Trip – August 21, 2014

Join us for a 1 day field trip to learn about the fire and disturbance history of the Pinaleño range and how local management plans to restore mixed conifer and spruce-fir through the Pinaleño Ecosystem Restoration Project, among other topics to be determined. This field trip will begin near Safford, Arizona. We will visit the areas affected by the Nuttall-Gibson (2004) and Clark Peak Fires (1996). If you require lodging, this information will be sent to you upon registration. Click here to register NOW!

**Travel grants for this field trip are available to any member of the fire community and are DUE by July 25th. Download travel grant application here.

Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (in partnership with the Arizona Prescribed Fire Council, Fire Learning Network and others)

This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in all aspects of prescribed fire. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a prescribed fire module. Participants will assist with preparation, scouting, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on numerous prescribed fires in the Greater Flagstaff area. Participants will also train with appropriate equipment and practice fireline leadership skills. The SWFSC will be offering travel grants totaling $960 (up to $480 each) and anyone in the fire community may apply. TREX applications are due July 11th. Click here for more information about this training.

Smokey skies – What does it mean to ME?

We are planning a smoke workshop to bring together all stakeholders, including, but not limited to: federal and state regulatory and fire management agencies, tribal personnel and members, non-governmental organizations and community groups, members of the general public who would like to learn more.

This will be an interactive, inclusive workshop scheduled for November 6-8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are also looking at ways to deliver this workshop virtually or in small group sessions at an alternate location in addition to the primary location of Albuquerque.

Please stay tuned to this website for more information!

If you have suggestions for this workshop, please contact the SWFSC Coordinator, Barb Satink Wolfson at: swfireconsortium@gmail.com.


Wildland Fire Canada:  Integration and Accountability in Halifax, Nova Scotia October 7-9, 2014.