SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 38
February 17, 2016
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day,
RMRS Burgeoning Biomass Series &
Traditional Fire Knowledge!

(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Saturday, May 7th 2016
Funding Award Opportunities!

The National Fire Protection Association's Wildfire Community Preparedness Day campaign is offering 125 project funding award opportunities May 7th in the amount of $500 each for implementing projects on that reduce wildfire risk or post-fire impacts.

Project funding awards are open to everyone! Details about the funding awards can be found here.

The submission deadline is February 28, 2016!

Person-to-Person Events
(Workshops, conferences, field trips, & other in-person events.)

*Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Lands, All Hands
What: Conference co-sponsored by the Great Basin Consortium, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Utah State University sharing the latest information and plan for the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of resilient sagebrush ecosystems.
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
When: February 23-26, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

International Association of Fire Chiefs WUI Conference 2016
What: The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface Conference offers a hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you are one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management, then this conference is for you.
Where: Reno, Nevada
When: March 8-10, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

New Mexico Wildland Urban Interface Summit 2016
What: The WUI Summit focuses on topics that teach local leaders, emergency responders, businesses, and citizens the science behind forest fires and what each player's role is in mitigating risk of forest fires in the wildland urban interface. 
Where: Silver City, New Mexico
When: March 31-April 2, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

5th International Fire Behavior & Fuels Conference - Wicked Problem, New Solutions: Out Fire, Our Problem
What: An educational/engaging conference that will advance the knowledge and practice of fire behavior and fuels management in the field of Wildland Fire, supporting sound choices in fire management.
*The conference will be held concurrently in Portland & Melbourne, Australia.
Where: Portland, Oregon
When: April 11-15, 2016

ContactInformation 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

Ecology of Smoke
WHAT: Mary Lata, US Forest Service Fire Ecologist, will present some recent data on smoke and seedling emergence in species native to southwestern Ponderosa Pine forests and outline gaps in our current state of knowledge in regards to Smoke Ecology.
WHEN: February 17, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm MST
CONTACTWebinar Information and Link

Post-fire Associations of Butterfly Behavior, Occupancy, and Abundance with Environmental Variables and Nectar Sources in the Sierra Nevada, CA
WHAT: David Pavlik will explain the extent to which butterfly occupancy and abundance in the first two years following the Rim Fire were associated with environmental attributes that were affected by fire.
WHEN: February 19, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Finding the Best Available Science on Fire Effects and Fire Regimes in Northwestern and Northern Rockies Ecosystems
WHAT: Demonstrations of new search functions and fire regime products in the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) that help inform fire management planning and decision-making in the Northwestern US and Northern Rocky Mountain region.
WHEN: February 22, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Rocky Mountain Research Station - Science You Can Use Bulletin:
Burgeoning Biomass Series
Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Synthesis: "Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis" provides input to the reauthorized National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Climate Assessment (NCA), and establishes the scientific foundation needed to manage for drought resilience and adaptation.

Synthesis: "The Many Elements of Traditional Fire Knowledge: Synthesis, Classification, and Aid to Cross-Cultural Problem Solving in Fire-dependent Systems Around the World" identifies and compares elements of traditional fire knowledge across cultures throughout history.
*You can also access the publication and a research summary by Great Basin Fire Science Exchange here!

Publication: The article "A Global Index for Mapping the Exposure of Water Resources to Wildfire" takes the first step toward a global assessment of the wildfire water risk (WWR) by presenting a spatially explicit index of exposure.

National Forest Foundation Blog: Eight Important Facts You Should Know About Post-Fire Restoration!

Video highlights RMRS Research Forester Mike Battaglia and his research as it focuses on ponderosa pine forests and fire in terms of how it relates to resiliency, the effects of climate change and why it is relevant to the public.
Contact Us
Questions, comments, concerns, research?
Contact Gloria Edwards, Coordinator
(970) 491-2991

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