SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 40
March 30, 2016
Sage Grouse webinar, Rx fire & beetles, plus cool vid links!
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)

The grant announcement from Conservation Alliance included in the previous edition of SRFSN E-News #40 has been removed due to concerns about potential conflicts of interest in serving the wide audience of SRFSN followers.

The SRFSN staff regrets the error.

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

New Mexico Wildland Urban Interface Summit 2016
Where: Silver City, New Mexico
When: March 31-April 2, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

5th International Fire Behavior & Fuels Conference - Wicked Problem, New Solutions: Out Fire, Our Problem
Where: Portland, Oregon (*Conference concurrently in Melbourne, Australia)
When: April 11-15, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

3rd Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference
Where: Keystone, Colorado
When: April 27-29, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

*CO-WY Society of American Foresters 2016 Annual Meeting
Where: Gunnison, Colorado
When: May 12-14, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

Southern Rockies LCC Adaptation Forum Workshop in the Four Corners
Where: Durango, Colorado
When: May 4-5, 2016

ContactInformation 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

Inter-LCC Greater Sage-Grouse Research Projects: Results and Applications to Inform Landscape-scale Management
WHEN: April 4, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Demystifying LANDFIRE's Biophysical Settings and Descriptions and Models in the Great Plains of the US
WHEN: April 25, 2016 from 11:00-12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

BpS Review in the Northern Rockies: What is it? How Does it Work? Why Does it Matter?
WHEN: May 3, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Publication: Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment suggest the permafrost region will become a carbon source to the atmosphere by 2100 regardless of warming scenario but that 65%–85% of permafrost carbon release can still be avoided if human emissions are actively reduced.

Publication: Does chronic nitrogen deposition during biomass growth affect atmospheric emissions from biomass burning? shows that there is a measurable and systematic compositional difference between aerosols generated by the burning of clean and polluted fuels.

Publication: Prescribed fire does not promote outbreaks of a primary bark beetle at low-density populations emphasizes the importance of examining long-term trends in fire–bark beetle interactions, and of understanding low-density beetle populations.

Research Brief: Communication Under Fire: Communication Efficacy During Wildfire Incidents analyzed the influence of pre-incident familiarity, stakeholder affiliation, and primary wildfire response/functional role on communication frequency and efficacy during three western US wildfires on US Forest Service land.

New Video: 2016 PIO Vidcast: Your Home in Fire Environment talks about how homeowners can create survivable space to improve the chance their home can survive a wildfire.

News Articles:
Fires, drought in changing climate affecting high-altitude forests
11-year ANU study shows how hazard reduction burns harm wildlife
Extending into community-led preparedness just enough (but not too much)

Season of Grass: Northern Mixed Grass Prairie

Watch a time lapse of northern mixed grass prairie after a burn! This video was taken at Ft. Keogh, MT at the Agriculture Research Service research station.

View other Season of Grass videos here!
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