UPCOMING CONSORTIUM EVENTS
Cooperative Burning and Training Exchanges
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12pm MST
Jeremy Bailey, a career firefighter and prescribed fire burn boss, will discuss the Fire Learning Network’s Training Exchange program and how it is being used to train numerous local workforces to advance burning across all lands. In the past seven years, these training exchanges have been deployed on federal, state and private lands, bringing together federal, state and private firefighters of all skill levels. They also integrate scientists, researchers, local land managers and cultural aspects of fire to bring more “good fire” to the landscape. To register NOW, click here!
The Fire Learning Network is part of a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service and DOI agencies.
How do managers “build resilience” when ecosystems are undergoing rapid change? What are our options when megafires remove huge swaths of forests not well adapted to this disturbance? Join us and help develop answers to these urgent questions.
Ecosystems and fire regimes are moving into new domains as a consequence of climate change, disturbance, and other causes. Fire professionals and land managers in the region are confronted with new fire regimes, fire effects, and ecosystem recovery trajectories following disturbance. To help fire and ecosystem managers and scientists in the Southwest understand and address ecosystem resilience under changing conditions, the Southwest Fire Science Consortium (SWFSC) is organizing “Fostering resilience in Southwestern ecosystems: A problem solving workshop” February 25-27, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. Click here for more information.
New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Annual Workshop, rescheduled (due to federal shutdown) for December 3-4, 2013 in Santa Fe, NM
For local CFRP workshops, the Lincoln National Forest is conducting three workshops in their area:
Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects, Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and International Association for Wildland Fire (IAWF) co-hosting
May 19-23, 2014 in Missoula, MT