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Consortium Staff

Robert Ziel
Program Coordinator
Jessica Miesel
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Aug 14-15: WI SAF Meeting
Red Pine Management

Oct 16/17: RX Fire & Timber Quality Workshop, Poplar Bluff MO

Oct 17: MPFC Fall Mtg
Invasives & Fire: Garlic Mustard Field Tour

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Learning Resources

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Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Previous Webinars

Oak Woodlands and Forests
Fire Consortium Webinars

Southern Fire Exchange
Webinars & Workshops

Southwest Fire Science Consortium
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Webinars Archive
Lafayette, Russell; Brooks, Maureen T.; Potyondy, John P.; Audin, Lisa; Krieger, Suzanne L.; Trettin, Carl C. Eds. 2012. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the Eastern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-161. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 327 p.

August 2012; Vol. 3: No. 8

Field Tours Show Fire Uses

Phragmites Control Tour July 18th

Hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact, consortium members from the MIDNR and OMNR visited the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve in downtown Windsor and Rondeau Provincial Park near Chatham, Ontario to discuss burning practices for management of prairie/savanna habitats and for control of invasive Phragmites.  Visit our the "Fire Use & Fuels Management" section of our Science Library for more on Phragmites.

As shown here, the MIDNR brought home the practice of rolling fuels to reduce fire intensity and increase fuel consumption.  Ontario and the Canadian Forestry Service will be working on new fuel types and winter prescriptions suggested as well.

Controlling Hardwoods Under Pine

Representatives from the US Forest Service Northern Research Station, Red Lake Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Chippewa National Forest visited the Ponemah Pines and the Cutfoot Experimental Forest in Minnesota to examine underburning practices inspired by research conducted by Buckman and Alban at Cutfoot in the 1960's and 1970's.  

Intermediate and regeneration practices were considered; looking for an approach that will encourage Red Pine in future cohorts.

Internship Funding RFP

Research-Management Partnerships
The LSFSC anticipates funding up to four research internships for the summer of 2013.  These internships, for either undergraduate or graduate students, are designed to bring managers and scientists together to fill a critical local management need, and require a joint manager-scientist proposal.  Click here to view the Request for Proposals

FlamMap 5 Released

Modeling Fire on the Landscape
Always a promising tool for fire planning, version 5 of FlamMap has several new features that make it easier to model growth from exisitng fire perimeters, consider spotting probability and distance as part of fire growth projections, and integrate terrain influences on windspeed and direction.  Also provides powerful tools for evaluating and sharing gridded landscape information.  Webinar to introduce it on August 9 is available for review by clicking here.

Upcoming Conferences

Deadlines are Approaching

5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in Portland Oregon December 3-7.  Uniting Research, Education, & Managment.

Wildfire Decision Making

Draft Guide Available for Comment
This work was co-sponsored by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's Fire Use Subcommittee and the Wildland Fire Management Research Development & Application program. It provides guidance on the risk assessment/risk management process in making informed, wildland fire decisions. Please review and comment by clicking here on or before October 15th.

Wildland Fire Safety Award

Nominations accepted until Sept 28
The IAWF is accepting nominations for its Wildland Fire Safety Award to be presented at it's 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit® in Sydney, Australia, October 25-26, 2012.  

Email your nomination to by September 28th.

Fire Inspires Alaskan Art

Exhibit opens this month in Fairbanks
Developed by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Station, the exhibit began on August 3rd. The interactions inspired by this project shared by artists, fire managers, and scientists can promote understanding and awareness of the scientific basis behind fire management practices in the context of their changing ecosystems. Click here to learn more.

Mountain Pine Beetle

Current Knowledge Outlined in Report
A synthesis of the current knowledge about the effects of the mountain pine beetle epidemic on lodgepole pine forests and fire behavior, with a geographic focus on Colorado and southern Wyoming. 

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