UPCOMING CONSORTIUM EVENTS

A panel perspective on regeneration in Southwest pine forests after high severity wildfire – August 27, 2014

Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 12pm AZ/1pm MDT

Panelists: Pete Fulé- Northern Arizona University, Collin Haffey- USGS Jemez Field Station, José Iniguez and Suzanne Owen- USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Jim Youtz- USFS Southwestern Region, Joy Mast- Carthage College

The Southwest Fire Science Consortium is hosting a panel discussion on regeneration of pine forests after high severity wildfires. Recent fires such as the 2011 Las Conchas Fire have created large (> 10,000 acres) patches where high severity fire killed all trees and limited the seed source for returning pine trees to the area. These large patches have raised the fear that uncharacteristic fires may convert large areas of pine forest to other vegetation such as oak brush. The goal of the webinar is to foster discussion about post-fire regeneration and help identify what the existing research indicates, what projects currently underway will contribute, and what research questions need to be addressed. The webinar will start with brief presentations by a range of researchers and experts on the topic. Click here to register 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.

NON-CONSORTIUM EVENTS

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