This virtual and field-based training was developed and hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Lake States Fire Science Consortium, and the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The event was held June 1-4, 2021, and introduced participants to:
— tools for selecting metrics that match management/restoration objectives;
— developing site-specific protocols for sampling;
— developing a monitoring handbook and monitoring protocols/program for your local ecosystems;
— how to establish long-term monitoring and quantitative/qualitative data for wildfire risk assessment; and
— evaluating the need for prescribed burns and other fuels treatments.
Field measurements were conducted independently at individual attendees’ home units, and the data then analyzed in the virtual classroom setting.
Recordings of all of the workshop presentations and field measurement instructional videos can be found below, additional materials for the workshop and other related resources can be found HERE.