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From Flames to Forests: Past, Present, and Future Fires for Sustaining Our Forests and Wildlife

This webinar will feature some of the leading researchers and practitioners in fire science to help us understand how to manage our forests with fire under challenging circumstances.
When Jun 07, 2022
from 11:00 AM EDT to 01:45 PM EDT
Where Webinar
Attendees Charlie Faires
Dr. Kevin Robertson
Dr. Heather Alexander
Dr. Ben Jones
Dr. Tara Keyser
Adam Warwick
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There is growing awareness and attention given to wildfires worldwide as we see increasingly devastating fire seasons impacting our forests and communities in frightening ways. A changing climate coupled with a century of fire suppression and an ever-increasing wildland urban interface are resulting in the “perfect storm” for catastrophic fire conditions.

Despite these challenges, fire is still gaining momentum as a management tool, and a solution, in curbing these catastrophic events while simultaneously promoting forest health and wildlife diversity. Join us as we explore the long relationships between fire, forests, and wildlife and how we can usher in a future of more prescribed fire on the land for healthier ecosystems and more resilient communities. ----

Continuing Education Credits Society of American Foresters (2.5 Category 1 Credits), The Wildlife Society (3 Credits) and USDA Conservation Planner (2 Credits)


Date: Tuesday, June 7th from11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

11 AM - 11:10 AM: Welcome and Introduction

Charlie Faires, Forester, Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM: Fire History Paradigms: What's "Natural"?

Dr. Kevin Robertson, Fire Ecology Research Scientist Tall Timbers Research Station

11:35 AM - Noon: A Lasting Legacy: Implications of Fire Suppression on our Forests and Fires Today Dr. Heather Alexander, Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology, Auburn University

Noon - 12:05: Break

12:05 PM - 12:30 PM: Disturbance Dependent Wildlife: Fire as a Tool for Wildlife Management

Dr. Ben Jones, President and CEO, Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society

12:30 - 12:55 PM: Managing Forests with Fire: Fire as a Silvicultural Tool

Dr. Tara Keyser, Research Forest and Director of the Center for Forest Restoration and Management, United States Forest Service

12:55 PM: Break 1 PM - 1:25 PM: A Community of Practice: Implementing Prescribed Fire at Scale

Adam Warwick, Southern Blue Ridge and Fire Leaning Network Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy

1:25 PM: Panel Discussion with Lecturers

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