SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 45
July 11, 2016
Get a Sneak Peek at Research Topics for JFSP Grants, Apply for Funding through the Forest Legacy Program, and Catch up on the Latest Research!

(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


Potential Topics for Upcoming JFSP Grants
The Joint Fire Science Program released a Notice of Intent to request proposals through one or more Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) announcements from September 16, 2016 through November 17, 2016.
Click here for the full announcement, including details about potential research topics (or copy this URL into your browser: 

Submit an Abstract for the 2016 American Geophysical Union Meeting
There will be a session focused on the challenges of wildfire, water quality, and water treatment. For more information about this meeting and instructions on submitting an abstract, click here.
Abstracts are due by August 3, 2016

CSFS Grants for Forest Management Available
The Colorado State Forest Service announced that they are now accepting proposals from landowners to receive financial assistance through the Forest Legacy Program.
Click here for more information about this funding opportunity.
The application deadline is July 29, 2016.

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

Ute Prayer Tree Presentation
Where: Perry Park CC - 7047 Perry Park Blvd, Larkspur, CO
When: July 31, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM MST

Details: Informational Flyer, more information and book here

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*The speaker is interested in talking with people who are planning to do fire mitigation and other forest management activities.

Rio Grande Basin Wood Utilization Workshop
8805 Independence Way, Alamosa, CO
When: August 4, 2016
Details: Informational Flyer

To register, contact Bonnie Asplin at 719-657-2827

*Western Regional Extension Forestry Meeting
Where: Park City, Utah
When: August 8 - 10, 2016

Contact: Information and Registration

*Bridging the Divide - Managing Forests into the Future Meeting
: Wolf Creek Ski Area - Pagosa Springs, CO
When: September 9: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm MTS

Details: Information and Registration

*Registration Note: Click on 'Continue registration as new account' at the bottom of the page if you do not have a preexisting login.

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

Regional Haze Rule - Public Webinar on Draft Guidance
WHEN: July 27, 2016 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm MST
CONTACT: Access the webinar archives here.

Firewise's 'Ask An Expert' Virtual Workshop - Home Ignition Zones
WHEN: August 16, 2016 at 3:00pm MDT
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Wildfire, Erosion, and Deposition Across the Western United States
WHEN: August 30, 2016 at 12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...
Source - Bureau of Land Management

Publication: Predicting large wildfires across western North America by modeling seasonal variation in soil water balance hypothesized that predictions of fires might be improved if if depletion of soil water reserves were coupled more directly maximum leaf area index and stomatal behavior.  

Technical Report: Deet Mosquito Repellant Reduces the Flame Resistance of Firefighters' Nomex Clothing provides recommendations regarding firefighters' use of insect repellent.

Video: In this video Dr. Patricia Champ, a Research Economist at RMRS, discusses how a collaborative research partnership called WIRE is bringing social data into the dialogue about wildfire management decision-making. 

Publication: Identifying key climate and environmental factors affecting rates of post-fire big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) recovery in the northern Columbia Basin, USA found that big sagebrush recovery is a highly variable but slow process that may require several decades on average.

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