SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 20
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Register for Final Rockies LANDFIRE Webinar
Register now for the third and final webinar hosted by LANDFIRE, the Northern and Southern Rockies Fire Science Networks, and the Joint Fire Science Program. LANDFIRE tools are based in vegetation history and current conditions, they can be applied in both fire and non-fire related activities and are particularly suited for running scenarios and considering management plans.
Wednesday, April 23, 10am Mountain / 9am Pacific
Click here to for more information and to register


Still time to get your SAF AND American Planning Association Credits at the True Cost of Wildfire Conference!

APA members can now receive 9.5 Certification Maintenance Credits for conference programming. Be sure to follow up with your CM reporting at www.planning.org.  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.

The conference is making headlines!
Check out this article from the
 Aspen Daily News and this NFPA blog post.
Events and Webinars
Colorado Wildland Fire Conference: The True Cost of Wildfire
When: Apr 16-17
Where: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
There's still time to register, although spaces are going fast. View final speaker and event agenda here. New panelists include Kris Cooper of Colorado Springs Fire Department, and  Dave Parmley and Steve Lipsher from Lake Dillon in Summit County. This event promises a unique blend of experienced firefighters, Incident Commanders, foresters, and ecologists communicating with community planners and leaders. Come learn and add your voice:
Click here for info and registration



Intergeneration Land Transfer Webinar
When: April 16, 12:00-1:30 MT

The Southwest Fire Season: 2013 Overview and 2014 Outlook Webinar
When: April 16, 1:00-2:00 MT

FREE 2014 Partners Workshop Colorado’s Urban Forests 
When: April 24, 8:00-12:00
Where: Colorado Springs, CO

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

Predicting Local Smoke Dispersion During Low-Intensity Wildland Fires in Forested Environments Webinar
When: May 7, 1:00-2:00 MT

Third Canada Wildland Fire Conference
When: October 7-9
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia
What:  New abstract deadline for several areas of firescience
(Contributed by Brad C. Hawkes)



Research
Interactions among herbivory, climate, topography and plant age shape riparian willow dynamics in northern Yellowstone National Park, USA

The Conservation Measures Partnership has unveiled a new Conservation Actions and Measures Library, an open-source library of Miradi results chains for the most common conservation actions.

What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change by the AAAS Climate Science Panel

Predicting Local Smoke Dispersion During Low-Intensity Wildland Fires In Forested Environments

Our Relationship with a Dynamic Landscape: Understanding the 2013 Northern Colorado Flood
 


News and Resources 
The Fire Adapted Communities Network has just brought on ten new members—pilot communities and their hub organizations—bringing the total number to 18.

Though avoiding building in high risk areas seems like a great idea, the article â€œNo Easy Way to Restrict Construction in Risky Areas” lays out some of the pitfalls of putting it into practice.

Collaborative Group on Sustainable Grazing for U.S. Forest Service Lands in Southern Utah 

Seventeen fire departments responded to the grass fire that engulfed nearly 7,000 acres Wednesday in Howard County, Nebraska.
Contact Us
Questions, comments, concerns, research?
Contact Gloria Edwards, Coordinator
srfsn.csu@gmail.com
(970) 491-2991

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