SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 41
April 13, 2016
Potassium Permanganate, Wood Utilization in the WUI, Fuelbreaks in Sagebrush, & Rx Fire Success Story
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


SRFSN Member Requests Research or Information on Potassium Permanganate and Air Quality Impacts:

If you know of research or information on using potassium permanganate as an accelerant in aerial ignition for wildfire management/prescribed fire, particularly in regard to air quality impacts, please contact She is looking for science-based information on this topic.

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

Collaborative Restoration Workshop: Working Toward Resilient Landscapes and Communities
Where: Denver, Colorado
When: April 26-27, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

3rd Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference
Where: Keystone, Colorado
When: April 27-29, 2016

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*CO-WY Society of American Foresters 2016 Annual Meeting
Where: Gunnison, Colorado
When: May 12-14, 2016

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Southern Rockies LCC Adaptation Forum Workshop in the Four Corners
Where: Durango, Colorado
When: May 4-5, 2016

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*Wood Utilization in the WUI - CSFS Partners Workshop
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
When: June 20-22, 2016

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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

Learn at Lunch Webinar
Part 1: Investigating Maple Dieback and Decline in Michigan
Part 2: Evolving Paradigms of Aspen Ecology and Management
WHEN: April 19, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Webinar Link

Fire's Long Legacy
WHEN: April 20, 2016 from 1:00-2:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Demystifying LANDFIRE's Biophysical Settings and Descriptions and Models in the Great Plains of the US
WHEN: April 25, 2016 from 11:00-12:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

US Wildfire Policy as a Socio-Ecological Problem
WHEN: April 25, 2016 from 1:30-2:30pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

BpS Review in the Northern Rockies: What is it? How Does it Work? Why Does it Matter?
WHEN: May 3, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information and Link

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Technical Note: Fuel Breaks to Reduce Large Wildfire Impacts in Sagebrush Ecosystems provides a brief synopsis of proactive, linear fuel breaks as a tool for reducing negative impacts associated with large-scale wildfire in sagebrush ecosystems.

Update: Year in Review: Spotlight on 2015 Research by the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program highlights significant results of recent research and science delivery by GSD scientists.

Report: Promoting Ecosystem Resiliency through Collaboration: Landscapes, Learning and Restoration includes overviews of the main strategies under PERC: Fire Learning Network, Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX), Scaling-up to Promote Ecosystem Resiliency (SPER), and the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.

Ongoing Research Project: Playing with Fire: Delineating Fire History with Earth Observations discusses how the carrying capacities of mule deer and elk in the Laramie Mountain Range were evaluated by identifying current aspen distribution and how understanding historic fire patterns and future fire susceptibility in areas of close proximity to aspen stands can inform management practices.

Research Brief: Precipitation and Fire Impacts on Small Mammals in Shortgrass Prairie assessed abundance, richness, and biomass of small mammal communities in shortgrass prairie over seven years.

News Articles:

Pleasant Valley Prescribed Fire

Watch a video of a prescribed fire carried out by the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division!
Credit: Wildfire Today
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