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Lake States Administrators


Consortium Staff

Robert Ziel
Program Coordinator
906-553-4249
Jessica Miesel
Post-Doctoral Researcher

February 2012; lakestatesfiresci.net


UW-SP Building Wildland Fire Science Program for Undergrads

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking candidates to fill a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to develop, build and lead an undergraduate Fire Science Program.  Click here for more information.

Lake States February Webinars 

Pre-registration not required.  Click links below to attend.
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Post Fire Biological Legacies (Stringers) in Crown Fires

Thursday, Feb 16th @ 10:30 ET / 9:30 CT

A webinar by Dan Kashian to review research on the natural range of variability of stringer patterns and their persistence and change during the fire free interval between fires.  Click here to attend.

Unlocking Mysteries of the Weather Forecast

Friday, Feb 24th @ 10:30 ET / 9:30 CT

A webinar by Amanda Graning to discuss what "weather models" and "the grids" really are and how are they used. She will also provide an overview of fire weather forecasts and other NWS Services. Click here to attend.


Stewardship Network Conference
The Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems

Nearly 400 people attended in East Lansing, MI on January 20/21.  It was our privilege to co-sponsor the conference, organizing six "fire science" presentations on Friday and four "fire practice" workshops on Saturday.  Click here for links to the powerpoint files.

Fire Science Education at Work
All Introductory Biology students at the University of Wisconsin are required to complete an independent research project. Last fall, four students completed this requirement by participating in the ongoing Consortium "gap-analysis" project with Jessica Miesel, through the Mladenoff Forest Landscape Ecology Lab. As a part of their work, each student authored a paper and presented a research poster on a fire science topic of his or her choice.  Click here for more details.

Manager's Expertise Project

Please offer to share your expertise by clicking here
Early in its development, the Lake States Fire Science Consortium identified that there is substantial knowledge on fuels, prescribed fire, and management of fire-adapted ecosystems among managers.  We are looking to to identify key individuals across the region, including those that have considerable expertise and those that have

attempted novel approaches to fire management and use.  From surveys and interviews, the end product will be a published resource that will capture this expertise.  Please help us begin this important project by answering this short web-based questionnaire.

View our recorded webinar on red pine underburning to see what we hope to capture.

Joint Fire Science Program News

February is Fuel Treatment Month

Click here to view the JFSP newsletter and click here sign up to for future JFSP Mailings

For those planning or constructing fuel breaks here in the Lake States, Effectiveness of Fuel Treatments for Mitigating Wildfire Severity: A Manager‐Focused Review and Synthesis provides a good national summary.

For other Lake States fuel treatment articles, click here.

Six New Fire Science Consortia Supported

With the addition of six more regional consortia, JFSP Regional Fire Science Consortia now cover most of the US, with exceptions in southern Texas and in New England.  Be on the lookout for information from the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna (ETPOS) Fire Science Consortium, our new partner to the south and west.

Other new consortia include the Great Plains, Northern Rockies, Northwest, Oak Woodland, and Pacific.
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