SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 48
August 31, 2016
Events at Wolf Creek, Logan, Tucson and Albuquerque; climate change & sagebrush, and a new risk assessment portal for UT.
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


*Register for 'Bridging the Divide - Managing Forests into the Future' Workshop at Wolf Creek Ski Area
Registration is open!
Learn about our changing forests and join us in a discussion about how our communities can prepare for the future. This event is the third in a series of workshops to address wildfire, watersheds, and future forests and is geared towards scientists, managers, and communities.
Register for this workshop
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Mobile App for the US Forest Service Data Research Archive, the graphic and link were incorrect
The Research Data Archive is a source for high quality, citable research data about forest and grassland ecosystems. Download the app (using this corrected link) to explore data sets documented using the Biological Data Profile metadata standard, with review by the authors and the archive staff.
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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

How will climate change affect fire regimes in the western US?
WHEN: September 2, 2016 at 9:00am MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Measuring, modeling and mapping patterns of water availability across landscapes in a time of increasing drought
WHEN: September 15, 2016 at 2:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

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

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

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...
Source - USDA Smoke Management Photographic Guide: A Visual Aide for Communicating Impacts

Technical Reference: Conservation and Management of Whitebark Pine Ecosystems presents general guidelines for planning, implementing, and evaluating whitebark pine conservation and management activities on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

Report: Homeowners' Wildland Fire Beliefs and Behaviors: Results from Seven Colorado Wildland Urban Interface Counties explores Colorado residents’ familiarity with defensible space and firewise construction, as well as the barriers or incentives for implementing these behaviors, and how agency attempts to change residents’ responses to wildland fire threat can be enhanced.

Report: Understanding Community Wildfire Protection Plans in Colorado discusses findings related to the overall status, effectiveness, and success of CWPPs in Colorado.

New Tool: Utah Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal is comprised of a suite of applications, tailored to support both professional and public viewers, that will provide the baseline information needed to support mitigation and prevention efforts across the state.

Blog: Why Mesophication Matters discusses the conversion of fire-maintained open forests and prairies to closed-canopy forests and how that process can inhibit the success of fire-adapted species.

News Articles:

“Big Burn” A documentary on the West Fork Fire of 2013 and effects on the town of Creede and other areas in southern Colorado,
by Bev Chapman. 

Sales of this documentary are being used to help the Creede Community Foundation. If you'd like to buy a copy you can still do so by visiting their website: or by visiting "Off Broadway" in Creede.
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