SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 45
July 11, 2016
Sign up for local "Brewsheds" tour,  check out funding and Certification opps, and get the latest synthesis on Sage Grouse ecology and fire effects.
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


*Sign up for the WWPG's "Brewsheds" Tour & Meeting
July 28 - 29, 2016 in Fort Collins, CO
The Watershed Wildfire Protection Group, in cooperation with SRFSN and other partners, is hosting a forest management tour of the Cache la Poudre watershed, brewery tours, and a WWPG quarterly meeting aimed at educating municipal watershed managers, land managers, and water users about the connection between wildfire, watershed health, and water usage along the Cache La Poudre. 
There are nine openings left for the tours/meeting.
A tentative agenda can be viewed
To sign up,
 contact Rich Edwards, Colorado State Forest Service Assistant Staff Forester, by July 15, 2016

Association for Fire Ecology's 2016 Certification Program
The deadline to apply for the AFE's Wildland Fire Professional and Wildland Fire Academic Certification Programs has been extended to September 1, 2016.
Visit the AFE website for more information about these certification programs and to apply.

Apply for Habitat Restoration Grant from Great Outdoors Colorado
GOCO is offering $500,000 in available funding for habitat restoration projects focused on improving and restoring Colorado's rivers, streams, wetlands, and critical habitat. For more information about this grant opportunity, visit the GOCO website
Applications are due on September 23, 2016.

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

Wilderness Fire Management Field Trip and Workshop
Where: Spotted Bear Ranger Station, MT
When: July 13 - 14 (all day)

Contact: Information and Registration

West Region Wildfire Council Meeting
Where: Montrose Public Lands Center (south building conference room) in Montrose, CO 
When: July 14th at 1:00pm MST

Contact: The meeting agenda is available here. If you would like to be added to the WRWC mailing list, contact Lilia Falk

*Western Regional Extension Forestry Meeting
Where: Park City, Utah
When: August 8 - 10, 2016

Contact: Information and Registration

*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

Contact: Information and Save the Date

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

Climate variability and fire effects on quaking aspen in the central Rocky Mountains, USA
WHEN: July 13, 2016 from 12:00pm - 1:00 pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Land-use planning to reduce wildfire risk: lessons from 5 western cities
WHEN: July 14, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00 pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Understanding Native Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change in the Great Basin
WHEN: July 21, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Registration

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Synthesis: Centrocercus minimus, C. urophasianus sage grouse is a literature synthesis that summarizes information about the fire effects and ecology of the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse that was available in the scientific literature as of 2016.

Publication: Progress in wilderness fire science: embracing complexity discusses the role of wilderness in the development of wildland fire science and finds that embracing the complexity of fire and expanding its use can help reduce fuels, restore resilient landscapes, and contain costs.

Video: This video discusses the BLM Paradigm Project's effort to stop the fire cycle along the Interstate 84 corridor between Boise and Glenns Ferry in Idaho, which is one of the worst hotspots in the nation.

Publication:  Effectiveness and longevity of wildland fire as a fuel treatment found that wild land fire acts as a fuel treatment by limiting the occurrence, size, and severity of subsequent fires; the ability of wild land fire to act as a fuel treatment diminishes with time after a fire; and under extreme weather conditions, the ability of wild land fire to act as a fuel treatment is reduced.

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