When possible, the SFE coordinates with workshop organizers to provide presentations, summaries, and other materials from past workshops. If you have a workshop you would like to archive here, please contact us.
Fuels Management Workshop and Field Tour
In fall 2011, the Southern Fire Exchange, University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation, US Forest Service, and Conserved Forest Ecosystems Outreach and Research Cooperative (CFEOR) partnered to conduct a workshop and field tour titled, Landscape-scale Mechanical Fuels Reduction Treatment Effects on Fire Behavior, Fuel Loads, and Forest Ecology. After introducing their research, Jesse Kreye and Leda Kobziar led more than 40 participants through a series of field locations in the Osceola National Forest to discuss study results regarding effectiveness and impacts of mechanically shredding and burning understory shrubs and small trees in pine flatwoods.
You can watch a video recording of the field tour and accompanied discussion with workshop participants. Before viewing, it would be helpful to download or print the multiple page handout that workshop participants used to follow along with presenters and field tour stops.
Video recording (1 hour, 18 minutes)
Handout (includes results and summary)
Photos from the workshop provided by Dawn McKinstry and Charlie Houder
Video Animation of Flatwoods Fuel Loading
Fire in Pocosins Workshop, The Nature Conservancy
This one day workshop, organized by The Nature Conservancy, for burn practitioners was held Tuesday October 11, 2011 in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Workshop participants learned about research results, wildfire suppression, and controlled burning within pocosins. Thanks to The Nature Conservancy and presenters for sharing the following workshop materials.
Notes from the Field (includes workshop summary)
|Ana G. Rappold, Environmental Public Health Division, US EPA|
|Gary Curcio, IPA Fire Environment Consultants|
|James H. Cherry, Croatan National Forest|
|Jim Reardon, USDA Forest Service Missoula Fire Lab|
|Robert Mickler, Alion Science and Technology|
|Mike Hardison, North Carolina Forest Service|
|Premier Forestry & Environmental Consulting, PLLC.|
|Sara Ward, US Fish & Wildlife Service|