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Forest Pests and Fire: A Joint Meeting of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact and the Northeastern Forest Pest Council
Jan
28
to Jan 30

Forest Pests and Fire: A Joint Meeting of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact and the Northeastern Forest Pest Council

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The 2020 Winter Meeting of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact is being held jointly with the Northeastern Forest Pest Council on the theme of Forest Pests and Fire. Bugs and fire? We have a lot more in common than you think. Join fire managers and forest scientists as we explore topics in prescribed fire and forest health, vector-borne disease, insect outbreaks and wildfire, and climate change and fire. We’ll share agency and organizational updates and put our heads together to coordinate more closely between forest pest and fire personnel to create a safer, more resilient landscape.

NAFSE is supporting this meeting and helping ensure a dynamic intersection between science and practice, and fire and forest health.

 

Agenda Overview:
Monday, January 27
Travel
Tuesday, January 28
NFFPC Working Teams meetings, NEFPC student forum, evening vendor social
Wednesday, January 29
NFFPC and NEFPC committee reports, presentations, evening banquet
Thursday, January 30
Morning concurrent sessions, afternoon presentations, evening dinner OYO
Friday, January 31
Travel

Registration will be through the Compact; information coming soon!

 

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Burning Issues Workshop Keynote Speaker Neil Gifford, NAFSE Community Representative
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Burning Issues Workshop Keynote Speaker Neil Gifford, NAFSE Community Representative

Hindsight is 20-20: Lessons learned from 28 years of restoring fire to an urban pine barrens preserve. will be presented by Neil Gifford, NAFSE community representative and Conservation Director at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission at the popular 6th Annual Burning Issues Workshop & 20th Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting held by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium.

Neil is an amazing presenter! Don’t miss it!

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NAFSE talk at the 23rd Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally
Apr
12
8:00 AM08:00

NAFSE talk at the 23rd Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally

23rd Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally

Inga La Puma, NAFSE’s science communication director, will be presenting a talk on wildfire risk assessments at this rally as part of a session on wildland fire ecology and management in New Jersey.

This year's Rally will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. The theme is "Conservaton Innovations in a Changing World"

The New Jersey Land Conservation Rally is a one-day educational conference about conserving New Jersey's open space and farmland. The event consists of 27 training workshops and  4 roundtable discussions, typically 75 minutes long. Please visit the event website for more information.

Schedule

8:00 am  -  9:00 am   Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am     Workshop Session 1 (75 minutes)

10:15 am - 10:30 am    Break/Exhibits 

10:30 am - 11:45 am    Workshop Session 2 (75 mintues) 

11:45 am - 12:00 pm    Break/Exhibits

12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm   Lunch/Photo Show/ Announcements 

  1:00 pm  -  1:45 pm    Keynote (and questions!)

  1:45 pm  -  2:00 pm   Break/Exhibits 

  2:00 pm  -  3:15 pm   Workshop Session 3 (75 minutes)

  3:15 pm  -  5:00 pm   Networking Social   

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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Workshop
Mar
26
to Mar 29

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Workshop

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Making a Difference, Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience

  • March 26-29th, 2018 Reno, NV

Register Here!

The wildland fire environment in the United States is undergoing profound ecological, social, and political changes. As a result, noticeable expansion in wildfire behavior and area burned, risk to responders and citizens, losses of homes and property, costs, and threats to communities and landscapes is occurring. To better prepare for and address this situation, a National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy to comprehensively address wildland fire management across all lands in the United States was developed. This Cohesive Strategy is by far the most comprehensive, timely, and applicable strategy ever developed for wildland fire management. It sets broad, strategic, and national-level direction as a foundation for implementing actions and activities nationwide. It provides an all-inclusive and pertinent vision for wildland fire and society for the next century.

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Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Meeting
Feb
6
to Feb 7

Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Meeting

This year’s Annual Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Meeting in beautiful historic Williamsport, on February 6-7, 2018.  Share experiences and fellowship with managers, scientists, and prescribed fire enthusiasts from across PA.  Learn from presentations by speakers from around the country.  This year’s topics include:

  • Private Lands Prescribed Fire
  • Managing Ticks
  • Hard Pine Recruitment
  • Social Perceptions of Fire in PA
  • Great Smokey Mountains Wildfires

See the schedule and sign-up HERE!

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Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap between Science and Management (Partners Meeting)
Jan
30
to Feb 1

Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap between Science and Management (Partners Meeting)

  • January 30th-February 1st, 2018 - SEE THE RECAP AND PHOTOS HERE.

The Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact and the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange  held a partners meeting, Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap between Science and Management. A true EXCHANGE designed to expose fire managers to useful scientific studies and expose scientists to the implications of their science. Presentations were relevant to fire managers and scientists in the North Atlantic region of the United States and Canada.

Participant List.pdf>

Presenter bios.pdf>

Abstracts.pdf>

Presentation videos (downstairs presentations only were recorded) AVAILABLE BELOW!
Presentation slides and poster .pdfs AVAILABLE BELOW!

If you do not see the presentation you are looking for, please contact the presenter (see participant list above for contact info).

Panel: Lessons from Gatlinburg
Preparing for the Exceptional: An Examination of Likelihoods After the Historic 2016 Southern Appalachian Wildfire Season. Steve Norman and Danny Lee, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station. 

Fire Progression at Chimney Tops 2. Henri Grissino-Mayer, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  

Operations at Pigeon Forge. Matt Lovitt, Pigeon Forge Fire Department. (video includes panel discussion)

Smoke, Weather, & Planning Tools
Smoke Dispersion Modeling: A Brief Review. Mike Kiefer, Michigan State University. Keifer_video.mov> Keifer_slides.pdf>

A Tested Smoke Management Processes using HYSPLIT and Other Tools. Joel Carlson, Northeast Forest & Fire Management, LLC.  Carlson_slides.pdf>

Online Fire Weather Resources. Eric Evenson, National Weather Service. Link to new fire weather website.

Concurrent Session 1A: 
New Jersey’s Pinelands: A Fire Science and Management Playground 

Disentangling Some of the Complexity Associated with Wildland Fires. Ken Clark, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Silas Little Experimental Forest. Clark_slides.pdf> 

Linking Fire Effects with Fire Behavior using Burn Severity Indices. Mike Gallagher, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Silas Little Experimental Forest. 

Studying Wildland Fire Dynamics through Airborne Laser Scanning and 3D Fuels. Nick Skowronski, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. Skowronski_slides.pdf> 
 


Concurrent Session 1B: 
Technology Tools

Apps and Tablets in the Field. Alex Entrup, Northeast Forest & Fire Management, LLC. Entrup_slides.pdf>

Toward an inexpensive, easy-to-use fire intensity measurement instrument. Bob Kremens, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kremens_slides.pdf>

The Use of Inexpensive Environmental Sensors for Smoke and Fire Meteorological Research within the Wildland Urban Interface. John Hom, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. 

Design and Implementation of a Large-scale Portable Wind Tunnel for Wildfire Research. Giovanni Di Cristina, University of Notre Dame. 

Concurrent Session 2A: 
Fire, Fuels, & Silvicultural Tools
We can’t do it all with fire: Integrating silvicultural tools to supplement fire management at MAARNG. Jake McCumber, Massachusetts Army National Guard. McCumber_slides.pdf>

Blending Fire Ecology and Fire Management with Invasive Species Removal. Jack McGowan-Stinski, Program Manager, Lake States Fire Science Consortium.  McGowan-Stinski_slides.pdf>

Effects of mowing and prescribed fire on plant community structure and function in rare coastal sandplain grasslands, Nantucket Island, MA USA. Helen Mills Poulos, Wesleyan University.  Poulos_slides.pdf>

Concurrent Session 2B: 
Flash Talks
Real and Perceived Barriers to Growing Season Burns. Jack McGowan-Stinski, Lake States Fire Science Consortium. McGowan-Stinski_slides.pdf> 

Where Do We Put Giovanni’s Wind Tunnel?: Managers Working with Scientists in the Fire Environment. Nick Skowronski, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. 

Interpretation of Fire Weather Data Collected During Prescribed Burns. Alex Etkind, Northeast Forest & Fire Management, LLC.

The Data You Missed: Stories from Data Sleuthing in NJ Fire History. Inga LaPuma, North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange. La Puma_slides.pdf>

Effects of local fire behavior on Pinus rigida regeneration in southern Maine. Emily Dolhansky, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Dolhansky_slides.pdf>

Assessing Attitudes of the Public Towards Prescribed Burning using Virtual Reality. Casey Olechnowicz, University of Maine. 

The social dimension of wildfire: living and managing fire on a First Nation territory. Nitaskinan, Québec, Canada. Noémie Gonzalez, Université Laval. 

Spatial Tools for Fire Management
Fire Management Planning using LANDFIRE. Megan Sebasky, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Sebasky_slides.pdf>

Collector Tool for Field Work and Scientific Data. Chris “Fern” Ferner, ESRI

Spatial Tools for Wildfire Risk Assessment. Greg Dillon, USDA Forest Service Missoula Fire Sciences Lab, Fire Modeling Institute.  Dillon_slides.pdf>

Mapping tools for understanding disturbance. Steve Norman and Danny Lee, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.  Lee_slides.pdf>

Preparing Wildland Firefighters for Big Events
Are Firefighter Fatalities “Normal Accidents?” Lloyd C. Irland, The Irland Group and Matt Carroll, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Wildland Firefighter Safety in the Operational Fire Environment. Brent Ruby, Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism Department of Health and Human Performance at The University of Montana. 

Implications of Extreme Events for Fire Control Programming and Planning. Tom Parent, Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact. 

POSTERS

Drought and the 1947 Maine Fires: Context Based on 112 Years of Weather Data for Bar Harbor. William A. Patterson III, University of Massachusetts/Amherst Patterson_poster1.pdf> Patterson_poster2.pdf> Patterson_poster3.pdf>

Portugal’s 2017 Pedrógão Grande Disaster in context of Extreme Event Analysis Lloyd C. Irland, The Irland Group and Faculty Associate, University of Maine, School of Forest Resources irland@gmail.com Fantina Tedim , University of Porto, Portugal; University Fellow Charles Darwin University, Australia Irland_poster.pdf>

Understanding social interactions in wildland fire management for a more resilient social-ecological system. Noémie Gonzalez-Bautista, Université Laval, CIÉRA, Département d'anthropologie,Québec Gonzales_poster.pdf>

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The Allegheny Society of American Foresters Annual Summer Meeting
Sep
14
to Sep 16

The Allegheny Society of American Foresters Annual Summer Meeting

Allegheny Society of American Foresters Annual Summer Meeting Program

“Forest Management for Productivity and Resilience”

September 14 -16, 2016 -- The Westin, Mount Laurel, NJ

REGISTER HERE!

In addition to the action packed agenda, NAFSE will be sponsoring Daniel Dey for travel to talk at this meeting. Daniel is a Project Leader / Research Forester at the USDA Forest Service in Sustainable Management of Central Hardwood Ecosystems and Landscapes. His talk will address: “The Eastern Oak Forest Silviculture with Fire for Safety, Wildlife, and Forest Health Benefits”. Additionally, Inga La Puma will be reviewing the functions of our Exchange for participants with a short talk.

This event is approved for continuing education credits.

If you need travel assistance for this meeting please fill out the travel form here.

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Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

Speakers from across the country will discuss: fire and forest bats; Pennsylvania’s fire history; public perceptions of prescribed fire; canopy tree mortality after burns; fire’s role in snowshoe hare habitat; wildland fire GIS, mapping apps, and devices; statewide prescribed fire updates, lessons learned and more! Registration to open in late December.

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