SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 28
March 13, 2015
Welcome to the new Southern Rockies Fire Science E-News!
Cleaner, easier, and full of regional fire info for your research or work.
Person-to-Person Events
(Workshops, conferences, field trips, & other in-person events)

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: High Park Fire Community Forums
What: A series of six public forums, each focusing on a different aspect of the High Park Fire and its aftermath. Open to the public and free of charge. Aired on Fort Collins City Cable 14, also posted to FCMoD website for viewing.
Where: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Fort Collins, CO
When: Monthly from March - June 2015
ContactInfo, registration and view previous forums

Wildland Urban Interface Conference - IAFC
What: In-depth education sessions on different hot topics within the Wildland community, such as: Fire Adapted Communities, Operations and Suppressions, and Wildland Fire Policy & Tools.
Where: Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV
When: March 24-26, 2015
ContactVisit website and register

Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners Spring Workshop
What: One-day workshop on how to life "fire safe" in the WUI.
Where: Camp Elim, North of Woodland Park, CO
When: March 27, 2015
ContactVisit website and register

13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference: Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves: Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire
What: Joint conference that provides participants with an opportunity to present, discuss, and learn about the latest research findings, management innovations, and best practices in the US and elsewhere regarding the social aspects of fire management.
Where: Boise Centre, Boise, ID
When: April 20-24, 2015
ContactVisit website and register

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference: Creating Fire Adapted Communities
What: Conference designed to provide a framework for becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Anyone wishing to learn more about how they can impact their community's vulnerability to wildfire is welcome to attend. (Co-sponsored by Southern Rockies Fire Science Network)
Where: Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, CO
When: September 24-26, 2015
ContactVisit website
Webinars and On-Line Learning

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network: Community Wildfire Protection Plans Webinar Summary
: The FAC Learning Network recently held a webinar focusing on community wildfire protection plans. Presentation highlights and resources have been gathered into a webinar summary document.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Access webinar summary document here

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created the first comprehensive map of the topsy-turvy climate in the western US 2,100 years ago. They focus on when the Southwest was wet and the Northwest was dry, testing it to improve the global climate models that have been developed to predict future precipitation patterns.

Publications, Videos, Tools and more....

When wildland fires destroy buildings, do people rebuild? Researchers in the new article "Rebuilding after Wildland Fire - New Developments Outpace Rebuilding in Burned Areas" track construction in areas burned by wildland fires and report their findings on what happens to damaged infrastructure after wildfires.

The summary
"Improving the Deployment of Wildland Fire Suppression Resources" by Lee et al. discusses the issue and expected outcomes of their research on efficiently deploying costly firefighting resources across dispersed locations with limited funds: "Deploying initial attack resources for wildfire suppression: spatial coordination, budget constraints, and capacity constraints."

The 2014 Incident Review Summary from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center provides information about wildland fire incidents from various agencies that occurred during 2014, in the intent to strengthen upcoming wildfire training topics and discussions.

Northwest Fire Science Consortium released
"Drivers of Wildfire Suppression Costs," literature review and annotated bibliography by Autumn Ellison, Cassandra Moseley and R. Patrick Bixler, including appendix summarizing annotated literature, methods, and main findings.

National Fire Protection Association announced National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 2, 2015. State Farm is providing funding for sixty-five $500 awards to implement projects on May 2. Deadline is March 5.

"Fiscal Year 2014 Wildland Fire Management Report" completed by the Forest Service and Department of the Interior last month. The report has all the FW2014 numbers you might want - spending, acres, and reports on performance measures - along with brief narratives on a wide range of subjects.

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Contact Gloria Edwards, Coordinator
(970) 491-2991

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