Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020:
What factors contributed to these fires?
Why were they so large?
What can we do to prepare for?
What can we do to prepare for the future?
Learn from experts in science, management, and policy of wildland fire across Colorado. Topics include wildfire history, policy, fire ecology and behavior, climate change, and long-term outlooks.
Webinar series will be in conjunction with Colorado State University seminar class ECOL 592: Colorado Wildfires 2020. No class registration or cost required to attend the webinar. All webinars will be recorded and posted to the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network YouTube channel.
Webinars are most Tuesdays from 3:00 PM 3:50 PM MST:
26-Jan Overview of fire ecology: Camille Stevens-Rumann, Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology, Disturbance Ecology, CSU
2-Feb Historic forest/fire management and policy: Tony Cheng, Professor of Forestry, CSU
9-Feb Fire effects on Ecosystem services: Mike Caggiano, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, CSU; Richard Thorp, Fort Collins City Utilities
16-Feb Colorado Climate Change: Russ Schumacher, Associate Professor of Meteorology, Colorado State Climatologist
2-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Operations Brad White, Grand County Fire Chief (Additional speakers pending confirmation)
9-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Sub-alpine ecology/historical perspective Jason Sibold, Assistant Professor of Geography, CSU
16-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Montane fire history Peter Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research, Inc.
23-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Short-term post-fire land management Jennifer Kovecses, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (Additional speakers pending confirmation)
30-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Long-term post-fire land management Laura Marshall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, CSU
6-Apr Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Post-fire recovery & resilience: Long-term outlook Marin Chambers, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute; Chuck Rhoades, Biogeochemist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
20-Apr Future Fire Policy Courtney Schultz, Associate Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Policy, CSU
Society of American Foresters Continuing Education credits pending. See link below.
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE
Registrants will be sent a webinar link after registration.
Co-Sponsored by the Dept. of Agricultural Biology, the CSU Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, and the Forest Stewards Guild.