Warming Weather Brings Fire Science Field Trips, Demos, and Fire Severity/WUI Research (Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)
* Wood Utilization in the WUI - CSFS Partners Workshop
June 20-22, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO
Space is still available for this unique workshop about wood utilization in the WUI! The tour is now closed, but conference registration is open until June 8th, NOTE: if you are already registered for this event, please email your date of birth to Tim Readerso that you may access the Air Force Academy grounds.
The Synthesis of Extreme Fire Behavior (Volume 2) from the Forest Service is now available This synthesisfocuses on the state of the science but also considers how that science is currently presented to the fire management community, including incident commanders, fire behavior analysts, incident meteorologists, National Weather Service office forecasters, and firefighters. Volume I is also available here.
Person-to-Person Events (Workshops, conferences, field trips, & other in-person events.)
Society for Range Management - CO Section Field Workshop and Training Session Where: Zapata Ranch, NW of Alamosa, CO When: June 16, 2016 Contact:Information and Registration
*Hell's Hollow Prescribed Fire/Wildland Fire Tour - Logan Ranger District Where: meet at the USFS Logan Ranger District office on Highway 89 at the mouth of Logan Canyon, Utah When: June 21, 2016: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MTS Contact: Information and Registration
US Drought Monitoris a weekly map of drought conditions that is based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions, as well as reported impacts and observations from over 350 contributors across the country.
Webinars and On-Line Learning
*Finding the Best Available Science on FIre Effects & Fire Regimes in Southwest and Southern Rocky Mountian Ecosystems WHEN: Now available on SRFSN and SWFSC YouTube channels CONTACT: Link
Utah State University Forestry Extension Learn at Lunch Webinars:
Fires, Beetles, and Droughts? WHEN: June 14, 2016 from 12:00am - 1:00pm MST CONTACT: Webinar Registration and Link
Sedimentation Impacts Under Climate Change (SIUCC) Virtual Course WHEN: June 14-16, 2016 from 9:00am-4:00pm MST daily CONTACT: Course Information and Link
U.S. Fire Administration's Daily Coffee Break Training for Fire and EMS Personnel WHEN: available daily CONTACT: Course Information and Link
Resources: Publications, Videos, Tools & more...
Publication:Towards a More Ecologically Informed View of Severe Forest Firesargues for a more nuanced approach to fire severity - recognizing that severe fire is an integral component of most regimes, and that the current emphasis on exclusion or mitigation of severe fire can be at odds with the ecosystem benefits of fire.
Read about the interesting (and odd) items that residents of Fort McMurray took with them when they were evacuated. What would you bring with you? If you don't have a wildfire evacuation plan, you can learn more about how to create one here.