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.
to test your computer and internet connection.
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
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
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.