SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 32
June 23, 2015
Happy Summer 2015!
Adapting military geospatial technology for wildfire management, comparisons between Black Forest and Waldo Canyon fires,
 Pyrolysis presentations, and Chadron Forestry Day!
(Events marked with an asterisk = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)
Stay tuned for upcoming SRFSN HotSpot highlighting the ongoing efforts by the City of Boulder's Wildland Fire Division as they evaluate military-grade geospatial technology for its ability to provide situational awareness and increased communication on unfolding wildfire incidents. 
Person-to-Person Events
(Workshops, conferences, field trips, & other in-person events.)

*Colorado Fire Ecology Institute
What: The only one of its kind nationwide: workshops for anyone in education or information sharing to gain knowledge, hands-on experience, and special field trips and studies experience about fire and forest ecology.
Where: The Nature Place, Florissant, CO July 6-12, 2015
Contact: Website and Registration 

Best Practices for Communication and Delivery of Prescribed Fire Messaging
What: Course aimed at increasing the use of prescribed burning in fire maintained ecosystems on private lands through more effective, coordinated communications.
Where: Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
When: July 28-28, 2015
Contact: Information and Registration. Registration code required. Contact your sponsoring agency or Tall Timbers Research Station

Springs Assessment and Climate Adaptation Workshop
What: Workshop designed to enhance understandings of springs ecosystems, ecological integrity, natural and cultural resources, stewardship, restoration, monitoring, field data collection, and information management.
Where: The Durango Public Library, Durango, CO
When: July 29-31, 2015

ContactInformation and Registration 

*Chadron Forestry Day
What: Come to Chadron State Park for a free event with presentations covering forest thinning, Chadron State Park forest management, road maintenance, pine/grass fuel issues, fuels management with grazing/livestock, prescribed fire, and wrap up with an afternoon guided tour of the park. Lunch provided.
When: August 20th, 2015; 9am - 3pm 
Where: Chadron State Park, Chadron, Nebraska 
Contact: Doak Nickerson, Northwest District Forester, Nebraska Forest Service

*Colorado Wildland Fire Conference: Creating Fire Adapted Communities
What: A gathering designed to provide a framework for becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Anyone wishing to learn more about how they can impact their community's vulnerability to wildfire is welcome to attend. Four tracks of presentations represent WUI, Fire-adapted communities, case studies, and fire behavior. A presentation of the pyrolysis method of fuels treatment will be featured as well. 
Where: Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, CO
When: September 24-26, 2015
Contact: Visit website

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

Connecting Resilience Science with Decision-Making
: Online Webinar discussing guidelines for the effective development and application of scientific information
WHEN: July 8th, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
CONTACT: Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Click for more details. 

Click HERE to read this informative article that covers the differences between the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, and learn how the two affected communities are recovering that are only a few miles apart.

Publications, Videos, Tools and more....

Fire Science Digest Issue #21 Fire, Fuels, and Streams: The Effects and Effectiveness of Riparian Treatments

White Paper: The Wildfire Management Act of 2015 outlines concepts to lower the frequency of large wildfires, reduce the number of homes lost to wildfires, make firefighting operations more efficient and safe, restore fire in our ecosystems, and bring assistance to people in need after wildfires. 

Utah Adopts Goals of Cohesive Strategy setting into motion the wheels for a more robust suppression, mitigation, and prevention strategy for the state. 

The 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis has determined the number and percentage of households at high or extreme risk from wildfire in the 13 most wildfire-prone states; approximately 4.5 million U.S. homes at high or extreme risk of wildfire.  

Check out the new “Fact Sheets” published by the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange! Topics include: Conifer removal in the sagebrush steppe, reestablishing perennial-dominated plant communities in medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangeland, and putting resistance and resilience concepts into practice.  

SageSTEP News Issue #26: To convert cheatgrass-riddled and juniper-encroached communities back to functioning sagebrush communities that include wildlife, this issue explores why land managers need information about what treatments will trigger beneficial change.

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Questions, comments, concerns, research?
Contact Gloria Edwards, Coordinator
(970) 491-2991

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