SRFSN E-Newsletter: Issue 39
March 9, 2016
New FEIS fire regime products, Gambel oak spread and dominance, Utah woodsmoke, and Spring '16 WUI and fire workshops
(Events marked with an asterisk* = SRFSN participation or sponsorship)


Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Seeking Peer Reviewers!

GBLCC needs your help to peer review pre-proposals for their latest Notice of Funding Opportunity. Please consider your expertise, interests, and availability. Contact GBLCC if you would like to be considered for the GBLCC 2016 Peer Review Panel. 
Interested? Send an email indicating your interest, specifying which of the six funding areas you wish to review along with a short (1-2 page) curriculum vitae highlighting your experience and publications in pertinent areas. Additional information can be found

The submission deadline is March 11, 2016!

Submit all required documents to:
Dr. Todd E. Hopkins, GBLCC Science Coordinator 
Email: Tel: (775)861-6492

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

New Mexico Wildland Urban Interface Summit 2016
Where: Silver City, New Mexico
When: March 31-April 2, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

5th International Fire Behavior & Fuels Conference - Wicked Problem, New Solutions: Out Fire, Our Problem
Where: Portland, Oregon (*Conference concurrently in Melbourne, Australia)
When: April 11-15, 2016

ContactInformation and Registration

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

ContactInformation and Registration

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

ContactInformation and Registration

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

ContactInformation 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

Persistence & Fire Regimes of Oak Shrubfields Suggests Increasing Dominance with Climate Change
WHEN: March 16, 2016 from 11:00-12:00pm MST
CONTACTWebinar Information and Link

Learn at Lunch Webinar: Options for Reducing Woodsmoke in Utah
WHEN: March 22, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm 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

Publications, Videos, Tools & more...

USDA Report: From Accelerating Restoration to Creating and Maintaining Resilient Landscapes and Communities Across the Nation - a progress update on the commitments identified in the 2012 Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on Our National Forests.

USDA Report: Indicators of Climate Impacts for Forests: Recommendations for the US National Climate Assessment Indicators System describes the National Climate Assessment indicator system effort, propose and explains conceptual model for the forest system, and discuss recommendations. 

New Tools: Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) has new fire regime products (Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses) and new search functions to inform fire planning and decision-making in the Northern Rockies and Northwest.
*How to Use FEIS (Webinar recording)

Rocky Mountain Research Station Video: Understanding the Spread of Wildfire highlights Research Mechanical Engineer Sara McAllister and her research on the understanding of fire ignition and the dynamics behind the spread of wildfire.

News Articles:
Colorado to evaluate devices for tracking firefighters
Smartphones and sky scans for better fire mapping
Extending into community-led preparedness just enough (but not too much)

Creating fire is easy, yet understanding and learning to live with this foe and friend has never been easy... Drawing on his experiences as an environmental historian, fire fighter and life safety educator, author Einar Jensen presents an eye-opening look at fire and our history of dealing with it, then gives us the tools for beimg responsible and prepared.
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(970) 491-2991

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