SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 19
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Colorado Wildland Fire Conference Now Offering SAF Credits

Society of American Forester Continuing Ed credits now confirmed for The True Cost of Wildfire Conference! SAF members will receive: 1.5 credits in Category I, 2.5 credits in Category II for sessions on April 16; 5 credits in Category II for sessions on April 17. SAF members please be sure to enter your SAF information on the sign-in sheet at the conference.
Certification Maintenance credits are currently under review by the American Planning Association and information will be available early next week.
Events and Webinars
Colorado Wildland Fire Conference: The True Cost of Wildfire
When: Apr 16-17
Where: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Early Registration ends April 1st! Breakout sessions will include Eric Grossman, mayor of Creede, CO  discussing impacts and resulting community actions due to the West Fork Fire of 2013. Other speakers and sessions include Dr. Peter Brown, Bob Gray, Ray Raskin, Molly Mowry, High Park IC Bill Hahnenburg, Anchor Point, Clarion Associates, CU-Lloyd Burton, CO Springs Fire, Coalition for Upper South Platte, Colorado State Forest Service, municipal leaders, and more!. 
Click here for info and registration



Economics of Ecological Restoration & Hazardous Reduction Treatments Webinar
When: March 27, 1:00-2:00 CST

Revisiting Disturbance: A New Guide for Keeping Dry Mixed Conifer Forests Healthy through Fuel Management Webinar
When: April 1, 12:00pm MDT
Info: Click here for connection info.
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Basic Smoke Management Practices Webinar
When: April 2, 11:00am MT
What: In this Southern Fire Exchange offering, Pete Lahm (USFS Fire Weather and Air Quality Specialist) will discuss the development of basic smoke management practices for prescribed burners.

2014 Wildland Urban Interface Summit 
When: April 2-3
Where: Taos, New Mexico

Predicting Local Smoke Dispersion During Low-Intensity Wildland Fires in Forested Environments Webinar
When: April 9, 1:00-2:00 MT
 
Customizing Data Webinar (LANDFIRE)
When: April 23, 10:00am MT
What: In this Northern Rockies Fire Science Network / Southern Rockies Fire Science Network offering, Don Helmbrecht will look at how one can use LANDFIRE Data in the Rockies Region, with a focus on fuels examples.

CO-WY SAF 2014 Annual Meeting 
When: April 24-26
Where: Colorado Springs, Colorado. Come visit the SRFSN table and meet your friendly fire science folks!
Contact: jamespitts@fs.fed.us 


Fuel Reduction on Steep Slopes Workshop
When: Apr 28-29
Where: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Remote Fire Monitoring Webinar
When: May 15, 8:00am MT
What:  Rob Klein (regional fire ecologist, National Park Service) will discuss tools being used in the Smokies and efforts to  best to put them to use. Marek Smith (The Nature Conservancy—VA) will share his FLN experiences with  tools on the George Washington NF.



Research
Examining Historical and Current Mixed-Severity Fire Regimes in Ponderosa Pine and Mixed-Conifer Forests of Western North America

“Trust: A Planning Guide for Wildfire Agencies & Practitioners” draws on research and experience from Australia, Canada and the U.S.

“Perverse Incentives: The Case of Wildfire Smoke Regulation” in Ecology Law Quarterly argues that the distinction between natural and anthropogenic wildfire smoke that underlies current regulation is “anachronistic and inaccurate,” and recommends the adoption of a “smoke is smoke” rule.

The Pacific Southwest Research Station has published the report, â€œUsing Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) Analysis to Map Spatial and Temporal Changes in Fire Frequency on National Forest Lands in California."


News and Resources 
What's Up With Incident Reviews? The Wildfire Lessons Learned center tries to peel back the layers for what “officially” guides these reviews.

The Quadrennial Fire Review allows a strategic view of the future of wildland fire in the United States: Add your voice!

The Woodland Park FAC Learning Network pilot community drew a crowd of 170 people to a recent event aimed at engaging community members for a work day on the May 3 National Wildfire Preparedness Day.

Wildfire mitigation program helps homeowners create safer communities in Boulder County, CO

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