Fire & Fuels Monitoring Workshop

Fire & Fuels Monitoring Workshop

  • June 6-8, 2017

Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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Fire and fuels monitoring can help ensure that management objectives are being met. This three-day, field- and classroom-based workshop will introduce participants to important tools for selecting metrics that match management objectives, developing site-specific protocols for sampling, and developing a monitoring handbook for your local ecosystem.

This workshop is based on a highly successful workshop created by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium and the Huron-Manistee National Forest ( We will be joined by Brian Stearns, Wildland Fire Module Leader for the Huron-Manistee National Forests and Jack McGowan-Stinski, Program Manager for the Lake States Fire Science Consortium, as well as experts from the North Atlantic region.

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Introduction to measurement techniques
Monitoring to meet management objectives
Orientation walk through high-quality pitch pine barrens
Baseline plots in thinned and burned scrub-oak

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Pre-monitoring prep
Monitoring in post-thinned, pre-burned stand
Monitoring in stand mowed and burned in 2016
Measurements may include canopy bulk density, scorch, char height, exposed mineral soil, residual fuels
Process data

Day 3 – Thursday, June 8, 2017
Pre-monitoring prep
Monitoring in an untreated stand
Measurements may include fuels, canopy bulk density, vegetation, other
Process data
Overview of wildlife monitoring at Albany Pine Bush
Develop a monitoring handbook for your local ecosystem

This workshop is open to all; however, S130/190 training is a preferred prerequisite.
The workshop is limited to 40 participants. Because space is limited, we will require that you RSVP and notify us immediately if your plans change. Please contact Amanda Mahaffey ( if you wish to bring five or more people from your agency or organization.

The estimated cost of the workshop, which will include a light breakfast, bag lunch, and snacks for all three days, is $80. Dinner, lodging, and travel will be on your own (but see travel assistance link below).
Room blocks are being reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown (518-432-7000) and the Holiday Inn Express Albany Downtown (518-434-4111). To reserve space at the Hampton Inn & Suites, visit:
Travel assistance can be applied for through the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact; please visit for more information.
Please visit this page for updates on this workshop. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Mahaffey, or (207)432-3701.