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Fire Science Exchange Day Field trip: New Brunswick, Canada

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Title: Fire Science Exchange Day

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Location: Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex Theatre, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Check out the Fire Science Exchange Day recap on our blog for further details and photos of this exciting day!

Description: Join us for an all-day, indoor-outdoor workshop on fire science and management issues that transcend the international border between Canada and the United States. We will hear from scientists and managers on the interactions of insects such as spruce budworm, forest pests and pathogens, fire, fuels, fire effects, and fire behavior.

DRAFT Agenda:

0800-0815 Registration, BYO coffee (Tim Horton’s available in building)

0815-0845 Welcome

0845-0945 Spruce Budworm - Rise and Spread, ACOA Early Intervention Strategy Program
Drew Carleton, Provincial Entomologist for New Brunswick- ACOA Early
Intervention Strategy Program (1 hr) Presentation.pdf>

0945-1000 Break - coffee provided

1000-1200 Fire behavior
Mike Wotton, Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service - Fuels and fire behaviour potential in Spruce Budworm impacted forests: the FBP System and beyond Presentation.pdf>
Bill DeGroot, Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service - Using CanFIRE to calculate fire behaviour in SBW affected forests Presentation.pdf>

1200-1300 BBQ

1300-1630 Field trip. Includes stations on SBW early intervention tools, identification, and traps. Sites will stimulate discussion about the potential impacts of spruce budworm on fuels, fire danger, and fire effects.

Additional opportunities:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - informal dinner gathering, location TBD
September 13-18, 2016 - Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival -

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fredericton Motor Inn; please refer to Atlantic Wildfire Managers and book by August 29 to receive the group rate. If travel restrictions prohibit you from staying overnight in Canada, lodging is available in Houlton, Maine, which is only 1.5 hours from the Exchange Day site. Please contact Tom Parent ( if you are interested in reserving a room block in Houlton.

To register: Please forward your names and email information to, by August 31, 2016.
Cost: Free, BBQ included. Lodging OYO.

Directions to Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex Theatre: Click here.