SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 44
June 22, 2016
Don't Miss These Funding Opportunities, Summer Field Tours, and the Rx Fire Liability Report
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


The Colorado DNR is accepting applications for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program
The CO-DNR has announced the availability of $1 million dollars in funding for wildfire risk reduction projects. Application information is available on their website.
The application period ends on August 8th.

2016 Barret Foundation Business Concept Challenge
The National Forest Foundation established the Challenge to encourage and reward innovative market-based solutions to natural resource issues affecting National Forests and Grasslands. A $75,000 grand prize will be offered to the winning submission.
The submission deadline is August 15, 2016
Click here for more information.

2017 Tamarisk Coalition Conference - Call for Papers
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 14th Annual Tamarisk Coalition Conference are now being accepted. The conference will be held in Fort Collins, CO from February 7 - 9, 2017.
Click here for more information about the conference and for instructions on submitting an abstract.
The deadline for submitting an abstract is September 15, 2016 

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

High Altitude Revegetation Field Tour
Where: There will be stops at various locations in Southwest CO, including Durango, Silverton, and Telluride
When: June 26-27, 2016

Contact: For more information and to RSVP, contact Mark Paschke at

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

Contact: Information and Registration

Raft the River with the Tamarisk Coalition
Where: Rimrock Adventures in Fruita, CO
When: August 27, 2016: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm MTS

Contact: Register here
for more information, contact Cara at

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

Urban Forest Connections Webinar: Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies
WHEN: July 13, 2016 from 11:00 - 12:15 MST
CONTACT: Webinar Information

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

U.S. Fire Administration's Daily Coffee Break Training for Fire and EMS Personnel
WHEN: available daily
CONTACT: Course Information and Link

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

Fact Sheet: The Prescribed fire liability standards of care by state fact sheet describes three standards of care that have emerged for prescribed fire practitioners: strict liability, simple negligence, and gross negligence.

Report: Learn more about the accomplishments of the Joint Fire Science Program over the last year by checking out the 2015-2016 JFSP Progress Report.

Bulletin: Living With Fire: How Social Scientists are Helping Wildland-Urban Interface Communities Reduce Wildfire Risk. Scientists from the US Forest Service studied social factors and the diversity of WUI community types to provide guidance on collaboration in fire and fuel management.

Synthesis:  Opportunities to utilize traditional phenological knowledge to support adaptive management of social-ecological systems vulnerable to changes in climate and fire regimes advocates for the integration of traditional phenological knowledge and highlights opportunities for this type of knowledge to support policy and practice of adaptive management in the context of uncharacteristic fire regimes and climate change in the western US. 

Publication: Assessing the effect of a fuel break network to reduce burnt area and wildfire risk transmission found that fuel treatments decreased large-fire incidence and reduced overall burnt area up to 17% depending on fire size class and treatment option.

Publication: Wildfire risk as a socioecological pathology characterizes the primary social and ecological dimensions of the wildfire risk pathology and suggests strategies to mitigate the pathology through innovative planning approaches, analytical tools, and policies. 

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