SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 18
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Next SRFSN E-News will be on the week of March 24th to allow for spring break. Let us know your science info and ideas!

RX Effects Newsletter

"Rx Effects", a newsletter of the Fire Effects Monitoring Program in the National Park Service, is an outlet for Fire Effects Monitoring, FFI, fire research and other wildland fire information. 
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LANDFIRE 101: Northern & Southern Fire Science Networks Webinar posted for viewing
The first webinar of the three-part series has been posted to YouTube. Watch to learn more about LANDFIRE and its applications.
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SRFSN Blog Resource
We have created a new page on our website that is a compilation of regional wildfire and forestry blogs. If you have suggestions for more research and science based blogs or would like us to post your blog please let us know at
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Events and Webinars
Colorado Wildland Fire Conference: The True Cost of Wildfire
When: Apr 16-17
Where: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Registrations are open for the True Cost of Wildfire conference. SRFSN is pursuing CE credits for attendees through the SAF and American Planners Assoc. Speakers and sessions include Dr. Peter Brown, Bob Gray, Ray Raskin, Molly Mowry, Bill Hahnenburg, Colorado State Forest Service, municipal leaders, and more!. 
Click here for info and registration

CO Prescribed Fire Council Quarterly Meeting
When: Mar 14, 10:00-2:00
Where: Dakota Building, 800 Jefferson County Pkway, Golden, CO 80401

Wildland-Urban Interface Conference
When: March 17-19
Where: Reno, Nevada

Free! Birds and management decisions in the sagebrush ecosystem workshop
When: March 26, click for details on other locataions  
Where: Craig, Colorado 

Economics of Ecological Restoration & Hazardous Reduction Treatments Webinar
When: March 27, 1:00-2:00 CST
2014 Wildland Urban Interface Summit 
When: April 2-3
Where: Taos, New Mexico

Predicting Local Smoke Dispersion During Low-Intensity Wildland Fires in Forested Environments Webinar
When: April 9, 1:00-2:00 MT

CO-WY SAF 2014 Annual Meeting 
When: April 24-26
Where: Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Fuel Reduction on Steep Slopes Workshop
When: Apr 28-29
Where: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pictured above is a rare, orange fire fungus discovered in the Colorado Black Forest burn area by Shawna Crocker - CSFS Project Learning Tree Coordinator.  Denver Botanic Gardens mycologist Dr. V. Evanson has confirmed that it has only been previously discovered in two locations in Washington State, appearing after fire and disturbances.Shawna will keep us posted on the name! (Credits: Shawna Crocker through Colorado Tree Farmer newsletter.)

Discussions pertaining to the Williams and Baker paper of 2012: Spatially Extensive Reconstructions... are expanding. SRFSN lists the original article and subsequent discussions here for readership reference:
Williams and Baker, 2012 in Global Ecology and Biogeography
Fulé et al: Response to Williams and Baker
High-severity fire corroborated in historical dry forests of the western United States: Williams and Baker response to Fulé et al.

Annual Forest Health Report details threats, opportunities for Colorado Forests

Synthesis of Knowledge on the Effects of Fire and Fire Surrogates on Wildlife  in U.S. Dry Forests

Evaluation of Smoke Models and Sensitivity Analysis for Determining their Emission Related Uncertainties

"Making sense of the magnitude of the US fire problem": a blog report on recent Missoula Fire Sciences Lab article A spatial database of wildfires in the United States, 1992 – 2011, by Dr. Karen Short.

News and Resources 
Western wildfire season 'likely to set a record'.

Drought-stricken California and other states prepare for landmark year in fires.

Pine beetle kill slows in Wyoming forests

Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding

A PowerPoint has been created to discuss the Yarnell Hill Tragedy that can assist with fire refreshers and group discussion. 
Contact Us
Questions, comments, concerns, research?
Contact Gloria Edwards, Coordinator
(970) 491-2991

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