SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 51
October , 2016
Submit proposals for JFSP funding opportunities & Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, check out urban Rx fire article, new wind app and more!
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


2017 JFSP Research Funding Opportunities
The notices include the following task statements:
*Landscape fuel treatment strategies and wildfire management
*Effects of changing wildfire management strategies
*Fire effects on herbaceous and shrub species
*Post-fire recovery in sage-grouse habitats
*Validating mesoscale, atmospheric boundary prediction models and tools
*Factors that affect the co-management of wildland fire risk
*Graduate research innovation (GRIN) awards

Proposals are due Thursday, November 17, 2016!
View funding opportunity notices
View list of Top 10 Reminders before you apply for JFSP Funding

2017 CWFC Call for Presentations
Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference! The conference planning committee is looking for presentations that focus on:
*Innovative research influencing policy changes
*Case studies of overcoming barriers to planning and implementation
*Success stories of on the ground actions to create Fire Adapted Communities

Proposals are due Friday, November 18, 2016!
Submit a Presentation Proposal!

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Person-to-Person Events
(Workshops, conferences, field trips, & other in-person events.)

Plant Community Responses to High Park Fire Emergency Watershed Protection Efforts
: University of Colorado Boulder, CO
When: November 2, 2016

Details: More Information

2nd International Smoke Symposium
: Long Beach, CA
When: November 14-17, 2016

Details: More Information and Registration

*Southwest Fire Ecology Conference / Applied Fire Science Workshop
: Tucson, AZ
When: November 28 - December 2, 2016

Details: More Information and Registration
Rx510 Advanced Fire Effects Course to be held January 9-13, 2017.

Colorado Wildland Fire & Incident Management Academy: Winter Session
: Colorado Springs, CO
When: January 7-13, 2017

Details: More Information and Registration

US Drought Monitor is 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

Is science used to inform fire management and policy decisions?
WHEN: November 1, 2016 at 11:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Quaking Aspen Management: A Presentation by the Western Aspen Alliance
WHEN: October 27, 2016 at 2:00pm MDT
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Predicting climate change impacts on big sagebrush populations: diverse models project similar response to rising temperatures
WHEN: November 4, 2016 at 12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Fire Adapted Cities: Prescribed Fire Use in Urban and Community Forest Management
WHEN: November 10, 2016 at 11:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

New Mobile App!

WindNinja Mobile allows field-going personnel to predict wind fields in complex terrain, which can improve the identification of areas where local winds may or may not influence fire behavior.
Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Article: High resolution mapping of development in the wildland-urban interface using object based image extraction assessed the effects of buffer distance, topographic conditions, and building characteristics on the accuracy and quality of building extraction.

Report: The JFSP-funded research project Assessing the effectiveness of spatially heterogeneous fuel reduction restoration treatments examined the influence of forest restoration treatments on vertical and horizontal fuel heterogeneity and the effect of altered forest heterogeneity on potential fire behavior.

Article: Facilitating knowledge transfer between researchers and wildfire practitioners about trust: An international case study describes a project that addressed barriers to knowledge transfer by involving wildfire management practitioners from three countries in developing a trust planning guide.

Series:  To the Last Smoke is a multi-volume series describing the nation’s fire scene region by region. 

News Articles:

Filmmakers seek funding to complete a documentary film about wildfire & climate change:
"Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future"

Visit the films Indiegogo Campaign to learn more.
Visit the Wilder than Wild Facebook Page
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