SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 49
September 16, 2016
Rx Burn Opportunities, Fall Conferences, Impacts of Fire on Range Runoff & Rx Fire Drone Video
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


Bridging the Divide - Managing Forests into the Future a Great Success!
With over 75 people attending the workshop and almost 50 people on our field tour, participants heard about current and upcoming issues with the Rio Grande River, future forest structure and forest treatments with considerations of bark beetles, fuels, and thinning.
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Forest Stewards Guild Seeking Prescribed Burners
 The Forest Stewards Guild is actively seeking qualified prescribed burners who have current NWCG qualifications as a firefighter type 2 or higher to burn practitioners to safely return fire to fire-adapted forests. Tentative burn dates, October 2-7 and October 9-14.
Interested? Contact Matt Piccarello, Community Forestry Coordinator Forest Stewards Guild at or 505-470-9725.

More information

Participate in LANDFIRE BpS Macro Review 
Support macro reviews of the
Intermountain Basin Big Sagebrush Shrubland and Intermountain Basin Big Sagebrush Steppe. Your review can impact the way that these ecosystems are described and used.
Please add your comments via the
BpS review web link.

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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: Registration is now open! 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

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

Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes in Great Plains Ecosystems
WHEN: September 21, 2016 at 10:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

Biophysical Settings Review in the Great Basin: What it is, How it works & Why it matters
WHEN: September 27, 2016 at 12:30 MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

Springs and Springs-dependent Species in the Southern Rockies LCC
WHEN: September 28, 2016 at 10:00am 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...

Synthesis: Ecohydrologic impacts of rangeland fire on runoff and erosion: A literature synthesis is intended to provide a useful reference and conceptual framework for understanding and evaluating impacts of fire on rangeland runoff and erosion..

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.

Report: Evaluation and Optimization of Fuel Treatment Effectiveness with an Integrated Experimental/Modeling Approach discusses how the effectiveness of a hazardous fuel reduction treatment must take into account both the physical change on fuel loading and structure and the effect that this change may have on wildland fire behavior.

Article: Increased water deficit decreases Douglas fir growth throughout western US forests provides context and direct evidence for the negative impact of water stress on forest ecosystems.

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:

Controlled Burn on Yellow Island is a video filmed from a drone of a prescribed burn on Yellow Island conducted by the fire team from the Center for Natural Lands Management.
Credit: The Nature Conservancy Washington Chapter
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