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 Rita.Bates@state.nm.us. 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 Contact: Information and Registration
*CO-WY Society of American Foresters 2016 Annual Meeting Where: Gunnison, Colorado When: May 12-14, 2016 Contact: Information and Registration
Southern Rockies LCC Adaptation Forum Workshop in the Four Corners Where: Durango, Colorado When: May 4-5, 2016 Contact: Information and Registration
*Wood Utilization in the WUI - CSFS Partners Workshop Where: Colorado Springs, CO When: June 20-22, 2016 Contact: Information and Registration
US Drought Monitoris 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 InformationandWebinar Link
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.