SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 45
July 11, 2016
Fall workshops, funding opps, Rx fire on private lands, visual smoke management pub, drones and success stories!
(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 now 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

Do you have a 'saw-ready' fire mitigation or forestry project?
Great Outdoors Colorado is now accepting proposals to fund youth corps projects. The goal of this funding opportunity is to employ young adults throughout the state of CO on outdoor recreation and land conservation projects.
Proposals are due on September 22, 2016 by 4:00 PM MDT

Click here for more information

Proposals sought for Upper Rio Grande Watershed Assessment
The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project is seeking bids for the Upper Rio Grande Watershed Assessment. The assessment will provide a comprehensive document of the ecological condition of the mainstem of the Rio Grande and major tributaries, identify causes of concern, and develop a list of prioritized projects.
Proposals are due by August 24, 2016.

Click here for more information and to access the RFP

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

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop
Humboldt County Ag Center, Eureka, CA
When: August 30, 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PT
Details: Informational Flyer - RSVP by August 25th

*Bridging the Divide - Managing Forests into the Future Meeting
: Wolf Creek Ski Area - Pagosa Springs, CO
When: September 9: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm MTS

Details: Information and Registration

*Registration Note: Click on 'Continue registration as new account' at the bottom of the page if you do not have a preexisting login.

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

Firewise's 'Ask An Expert' Virtual Workshop - Home Ignition Zones
WHEN: August 16, 2016 at 3:00pm MDT
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Meeting the JFSP Data Availability Requirement
WHEN: August 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Wildfire, Erosion, and Deposition Across the Western United States
WHEN: August 30, 2016 at 12:00pm 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 Report: Smoke Management Photographic Guide: A Visual Aide for Communicating Impacts was published by the US Forest Service to serve as a tool for communicating potential particulate matter levels during wildfire events using visual representation.

Publication: In Recovering lost ground: Effects of soil burn intensity on nutrients and ectomycorrhiza communities of ponderosa pine seedlings, soil burn intensity effects on nutrients and ectomycorrhiza communities were compared. The results support the hypothesis that the combustion of large downed wood can alter the soil environment directly beneath it. 

White Paper: Do insurance policies and rates influence home development on fire-prone lands? found that insurance has little influence on new development but a growing role in reducing risk to existing properties.

White Paper: Collaborating to restore fire adapted landscapes in the Great Plains summarizes strategies used by the Great Plains Fire Learning Network to increase the level of cooperation and collaboration in fire management between agencies, landowners, non-profits, contractors, and fire departments. 

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