Thank you to all those who attended, making it a successful workshop! We are currently working on posting presentations from the workshop, including video that was taken of specific presentations, and some of the main ideas recorded from our roundtable discussion sessions. This will take time to put together- please be patient with us!

November 6-8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Program available here!

Watch the recent webinar: “Smoke Forecasting Tools: A Case Study in Air Quality”

Below is a list of presentations by day. Links to a presentation and/or video will be added as permission is received and video is available.

Presentations – November 6, 2014

Morning Plenary

  • Pete Lahm, USFS National Air Resource Advisor, “Wildland Fire, Smoke and Risk” (video coming soon)
  • Andi Thode, Southwest Fire Science Consortium Chair and Associate Professor, NAU

Concurrent Session 1

Concurrent Session 2

Concurrent Session 3

  • Pat Pacheco, BLM, “Burn Boss Responsibilities and Smoke”
  • Don Kearney, Retired BLM, “New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council”
  • Pete Lahm, USFS National Air Resource Advisor, “Basic Smoke Management Practices”

Afternoon Plenary

  • Ted Grussing, Photographer, Private Citizen, “My Perspective on Smoke”
  • Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Guild Southwest Region Director, “Wildfires, Prescribed Fires, and Smoke: Experiences from the Fire Adapted Community Learning Network”

Presentations – November 7, 2014

Morning Plenary

Concurrent Session 1

  • Kenneth Geter, New Mexico Department of Health, “5-3-1 Communication Resources/Visibility Chart
  • Susan O’Neill, USFS, “Air Quality and Visible Range”

Concurrent Session 2

  • George Broyles, USFS Fire and Fuels Project Leader *George did not present with powerpoint, but here is a DRAFT product related to his presentation: “Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure”
  • Heidi Krapfl, New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiologist, “Health Outcomes Associated with Smoke Exposure during the 2011 Wallow Fire”

Concurrent Session 3

  • Doreen Gatewood, BIA Forestry and Fire Management, “BIA/Tribal Smoke Management Programs”
  • Rita Bates, New Mexico Air Quality Bureau Planning Section Chief, “New Mexico Smoke Management Program”
  • Ron Sherron, USFS Arizona Interagency Smoke Management, “Arizona Smoke Management Program”

Afternoon Plenary

Presentations – November 8, 2014

Plenary

  • Roy Hall, Arizona State Forestry, “Fire Smoke Repeat: Managing Smoke on the Edge of Tomorrow” (video coming soon)
  • Jake Nuttall, US Fish & Wildlife Service, “Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Educational Prescribed Burns”
  • Matt Rau, USFS Fire Management Officer, “Clearing the Skies for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta”
  • Deyonne Sandoval, New Mexico Department of Health, “5-3-1 Visibility Chart”
  • Brent Wachter, NWS Fire Weather Program Manager, “National Weather Service Situational Awareness”

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