The Southwest Fire Season: 2014 Overview and 2015 Outlook

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1pm MDT (12pm AZ)

Presenter: Zander Evans, Forest Guild and Chuck Maxwell, Predictive Services

Please join us for a webinar to review last year’s fires and look ahead toward conditions for this year. Dr. Zander Evans will present an overview of the 12 largest fires in the Southwest during 2014. He will share summaries of forest types and burn severities for each of the 12 fires. In addition, Chuck Maxwell, meteorologist with Predictive Services, will discuss the outlook this year for the Southwest. If you are not familiar with Predictive Services modelling methods, please click here to review the video on their methodology.

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Fires of Change

This project is designed to integrate fire and climate science with art to offer a unique interpretation for the northern Arizona community. Together with partners, Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) and Flagstaff Arts Council (FAC), we selected 11 artists to participate. In September 2014, these artists attended field trips to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and other locations in northern Arizona with fire managers and scientists to learn about fire and climate science. They will turn their learning experience into art pieces for a September 2015 exhibit in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science. For more information on the exhibit, visit the FAC website. The LCI blog will follow artist progress until the exhibit here. We also created a short video “teaser” to provide a basic description of the process for this project below.

Fires of Change Field Trip Materials are available here:


Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves:  Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire, IAWF, April 20-24, 2015 in Boise, Idaho

6th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress: Advancing Ecology in Fire Management, AFE, November 16-20, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas