Fire management in the Gila National Forest and Saguaro National Park

Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 12pm AZ/1pm MDT

Panelists: Molly Hunter- Northern Arizona University

Fire suppression has been the dominant fire management strategy in the West over the last century. However, managers in the Gila National Forest and Saguaro National Park have allowed fire to play a more natural role for decades. In a newly published report, we summarize the effects of these fire management practices on key resources, document common challenges in implementing these practices, and provide lessons for how to address those challenges. Click here to see the full report. Click here to register for the webinar now!

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.

Wildland fire smoke in the air – 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.