Continue ReadingSYNOPSISThe last year has posed unimaginable challenges to fire scientists, managers, and wildland firefighters. We are thrilled to have a plan to reconnect in person!
Field trips to New Jersey Pine Barrens sites will stimulate discussion about regional prescribed fire science challenges and solutions. The workshop day will build a structure for region-wide prescribed fire science co-production and post-workshop coordination.
Join us for a three-day experience in a camp environment outdoors, at YMCA of the Pines in Medford Township, New Jersey. Spend time in the field with fellow fire science stakeholders. Get your thoughts working in the amazing classroom of New Jersey’s prescribed fire landscape. We anticipate that registration costs will be $55 per person per day, which will include meals, refreshments, and on-site lodging (exact cost will be billed closer to the workshop date). We recommend registering for all three days of this workshop, but full registration is not required. Travel cost assistance is available; please email NAFSEhelp@gmail.com for details.
- Registration closes Monday, August 23 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
- Day 0, Mon 9/13: Arrival, optional dinner (not provided) with other participants at a local restaurant
- Day 1, Tues 9/14: NJ Pine Barrens field trip, including Silas Little Experimental Forest, Coyle Airfield, and other local spots of interest
- Day 2, Wed 9/15: Workshop day, including facilitated discussion of prescribed fire science needs and solutions in the North Atlantic region
- Day 3, Thurs 9/16: Field trip to “Small Timbers,” a fire-managed private forest on part of cranberry farmPlease reply to this email if you have questions!
Workshop information is also available on our website.
Registration for the 2021 International Wildfire Prevention Workshop is free! But in order for you to be mailed your registration materials, you’ll need to register before August 13, 2021.
YOUR WORKSHOP HOSTS
Your hosts are the National Association of State Foresters; the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Great Lakes Compact Prevention Committees; and USDA Forest Service Region 9. This year’s International Wildfire Prevention Workshop is being held virtually in tandem with the 2021 NASF Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.Continue Reading
The Cohesive Strategy Virtual Workshop held October 28 featured a facilitated panel with Vicki Christiansen, Chief, US Forest Service; Jeff Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, DOI; and George Geissler, State Forester, Washington State DNR. Panelists provided leaders’ intent around the Cohesive Strategy as we move forward, and some context for the implementation of the strategy throughout 2020. Several additional presenters from across the country discussed novel adaptations to fire management catalyzed by the unique challenges of this 2020 fire year. Southern Fire Exchange provided support in co-hosting this event.Continue Reading