SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 52
November 11, 2016
Hot fall events & info!
CWFC deadline, conferences, training opps, Rx fire & the WUI, effective communication during large-scale wildfires, and more!

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


Colorado Wildland Fire Conference 2017:
Call for Presentations!

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, which will occur April 19 – 21, 2017 at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. 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

More Information about Submitting a Presentation Proposal
Presentation proposals are due Friday, November 18, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.

Watch Now:
Restoring the West Conference Presentations

The 2016 Restoring the West Conference: Climate, Disturbance, and Restoration in the Intermountain West was hosted October 18-19 at Utah State University. All the presentations from the conference are now available for viewing!
Watch (or Rewatch) the Presentations

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

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

Redding Interagency Hotshot Leadership Development Program
Northern California Training Center
When: April 17, 2017 (Tentative Start Date); Deadline: January 16, 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

Forest density preferences of homebuyers in the WUI
WHEN: November 16, 2016 at 12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Ecology of Fuels
WHEN: November 17, 2016 at 11:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Firewise's Wildland "Urban Legends"
WHEN: November 17, 2016 at 1:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Communications Under Fire: Understanding Capacity for Effective Communication During Large Scale Wildfires
WHEN: November 18, 2016 at 12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Technical Review: Effects of Prescribed Fire on Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat in Selected Ecosystems of North America describes how prescribed fire is an important, widely applied management tool in North America used meet various objectives for maintaining or enhancing wildlife habitats.

Report: The Coalition for the Upper South Platte has released the first year report Fungal Degradation of the Woody By-products of Forest Management Activities which discusses a study on whether techniques of myco-remediation offer promise as a tool for forest management practitioners by allowing for the post treatment of these woody by-products.

Report: The Collaborative Watershed Assessment: A Profile of the Upper South Platte Partnership describes why the Upper South Platte Partnership in Colorado is an instructive example of how to prioritize and coordinate wildfire mitigation actions at a watershed scale across jurisdictions.

Plan: The Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan outlines the actions to facilitate the process of funding and implementing research efforts and effectively communicating research results to the management community in order to achieve long-term protection, conservation, and restoration of the sagebrush ecosystem.

Article: Is Seeing Believing? Perceptions of Wildfire Risk Over Time presents findings from a two-year longitudinal data set from the Colorado Front Range in which study participants’ initial high levels of perceived probability and consequences of a wildfire did not change substantially after extreme wildfire events in the intervening years.

Article: Restoring forest structure and process stabilizes forest carbon in wildfire-prone southwestern ponderosa pine forests discusses how forest treatments alter the effects of stochastic wildfire events on the forest carbon balance.

Article: Review of the health effects of wildland fire smoke on wildland firefighters and the public identified smoke components that present the highest hazard potential, the mechanisms of toxicity, and identified the current gap in knowledge on the health impacts of wildland fire smoke exposure.

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