Event Title

Great Basin Fire Science Delivery

Presenter Information

Eugénie MontBlanc

Location

USU Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

www.restoringthewest.org

Abstract

The Great Basin Fire Science Delivery project (www.gbfiresci.org) links managers and scientists to improve pre- and post-fire management decisions by providing relevant information and access to technical expertise. This project is one of 14 regional Knowledge Exchange Consortia funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (https://www.firescience.gov/JFSP_consortia.cfm). The goals of the project are to: 1) provide a forum where Great Basin land managers can identify technical needs with respect to fire, fuels, and post-fire vegetation management; 2) develop and synthesize the information and technical tools to meet these needs; 3) provide the information and technical tools through preferred venues; and 4) develop direct lines of communication between managers and scientists. The project is currently sponsoring five syntheses and related field guides that are focused on sagebrush and pinyon/juniper ecosystems and address effects of fire on vegetation and hydrology, effects of livestock grazing on fuel loads, and wind erosion and post-fire stabilization. We recently held a field tour on 30 years of western juniper management led by regional experts and are beginning a new webinar season with topics that include effects of pinyon and juniper harvesting on water balance, effectiveness of Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation seeding, seed zones and climate change, and effects of drill type on seeding success. The project continues to support online training opportunities at University of Idaho. We expect public and private land managers to benefit from this project by having a place and a person to turn to for answers to technical questions, leads to research contacts, and a forum to communicate technical needs. We expect research scientists to benefit by gaining new ideas and partnerships for research and by providing new methods of outreach for research results.

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Great Basin Fire Science Delivery

USU Eccles Conference Center

The Great Basin Fire Science Delivery project (www.gbfiresci.org) links managers and scientists to improve pre- and post-fire management decisions by providing relevant information and access to technical expertise. This project is one of 14 regional Knowledge Exchange Consortia funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (https://www.firescience.gov/JFSP_consortia.cfm). The goals of the project are to: 1) provide a forum where Great Basin land managers can identify technical needs with respect to fire, fuels, and post-fire vegetation management; 2) develop and synthesize the information and technical tools to meet these needs; 3) provide the information and technical tools through preferred venues; and 4) develop direct lines of communication between managers and scientists. The project is currently sponsoring five syntheses and related field guides that are focused on sagebrush and pinyon/juniper ecosystems and address effects of fire on vegetation and hydrology, effects of livestock grazing on fuel loads, and wind erosion and post-fire stabilization. We recently held a field tour on 30 years of western juniper management led by regional experts and are beginning a new webinar season with topics that include effects of pinyon and juniper harvesting on water balance, effectiveness of Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation seeding, seed zones and climate change, and effects of drill type on seeding success. The project continues to support online training opportunities at University of Idaho. We expect public and private land managers to benefit from this project by having a place and a person to turn to for answers to technical questions, leads to research contacts, and a forum to communicate technical needs. We expect research scientists to benefit by gaining new ideas and partnerships for research and by providing new methods of outreach for research results.

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