SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 50
September 28, 2016
P/J, Smoke & Ecology Events, New WUI Ignition Research, Partnering on RX fire in NM
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


Tamarisk Coalition Conference 2017
Call for Abstracts!

 Don't miss the Tamarisk Coalition's 2017 conference!
The deadline for abstract submission was extended to October 1, 2016.
Call for Abstracts flyer for more information.

2017 National Wildfire Mitigation Awards Now Open!
The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation.
Deadline to submit nominations: October 30, 2016.

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

Pinon-Juniper Symposium
: Albuquerque, NM
When: October 12-14, 2016

Details: More Information and Registration

*Restoring the West Conference: Climate, Disturbance, and Restoration in the Intermountain West
: Utah State University, Logan, UT
When: October 18-19, 2016

Details: More Information and Registration

2016 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

Cross-laminated timber, what's all the fuss about?
Part of the discussion will be on the impact of beetle-killed trees on the west.
WHEN: October 4, 2016 at 12:30pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE) Webinar
WHEN: October 6, 2016 at 11:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

Post-Fire Funding: What’s Available & How to Access It
WHEN: October 6, 2016 at 12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

Large-scale traps and conifer encroachment: Using archaeological data to plan the Greater Sage-grouse conservation effort
WHEN: October 12, 2016 at 11:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

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

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Fact Sheet: The Great Basin Factsheet Series 2016 provides land managers with brief summaries of the best available information on contemporary management issues to facilitate science delivery and foster effective management

Article: Some Wildfire Ignition Causes Pose More Risk of Destroying Houses than Others results suggest that targeting fire prevention strategies around ignition causes, such as improving powerline safety and targeted arson reduction programmes, and reducing fire spread may decrease the number of wildfires that destroy houses.

Synthesis: Greater and Gunnison Sage-Grouse review summarizes the fire effects information and relevant ecology of greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse in North America that was available in the scientific literature as of 2016. 

Report: Places where wildfire potential and social vulnerability coincide in the coterminous United States found that places with high wildfire potential have, on average, lower social vulnerability than other places, but nearly 10% of all housing in places with high wildfire potential also exhibits high social vulnerability.

News Articles:

Collaborative Forest Restoration Program video highlights work done with local stakeholders and partner agencies to reduce wildfire risk in the wildland-urban Interface in and around Ruidoso, NM.
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