Event Title

Southern Rockies Fire Science Network: Supporting wildland fire science exchanges from mesas to mountains

Presenter Information

Tony Cheng
Gloria Edwards

Location

USU Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

www.restoringthewest.org

Abstract

Wildland fire scientists and managers are faced with challenging conditions throughout the western intermountain region: widespread increase in population and housing, dramatic change and decline in forest health, invasive weeds, combined with drought conditions and abundant forest fuel in areas characterized by shifting winds. Protection of human values must be balanced with the use of effective treatments in responsible natural resource management. In response to these issues, the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN) was created to support collaboration between managers and scientists, promoting application of credible science to on-the-ground fire management projects. SRFSN is one of 14 national consortia of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), an interagency research, development, and applications partnership. Our newly expanded region includes eastern Utah, intermountain Colorado, southern Wyoming, and the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

SRFSN supports and develops workshops, presentations, field trips, webinars, demonstration sites, social media and digital communication with scientists, managers, and communities on critical wildland fire issues. These activities connect researchers, practitioners, and community groups to develop solutions for the WUI, watersheds, prescribed fire, and ecosystem restoration. SRFSN is actively seeking to develop fire science knowledge exchanges throughout our region. We recognize the need to involve fire experts, managers, and firefighters as well as the disciplines of wildlife, water, soils, air quality, recreation, range management, and social sciences. However, anyone with an interest in wildland fire, natural resource management, and community is invited and encouraged to participate!

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Southern Rockies Fire Science Network: Supporting wildland fire science exchanges from mesas to mountains

USU Eccles Conference Center

Wildland fire scientists and managers are faced with challenging conditions throughout the western intermountain region: widespread increase in population and housing, dramatic change and decline in forest health, invasive weeds, combined with drought conditions and abundant forest fuel in areas characterized by shifting winds. Protection of human values must be balanced with the use of effective treatments in responsible natural resource management. In response to these issues, the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN) was created to support collaboration between managers and scientists, promoting application of credible science to on-the-ground fire management projects. SRFSN is one of 14 national consortia of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), an interagency research, development, and applications partnership. Our newly expanded region includes eastern Utah, intermountain Colorado, southern Wyoming, and the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

SRFSN supports and develops workshops, presentations, field trips, webinars, demonstration sites, social media and digital communication with scientists, managers, and communities on critical wildland fire issues. These activities connect researchers, practitioners, and community groups to develop solutions for the WUI, watersheds, prescribed fire, and ecosystem restoration. SRFSN is actively seeking to develop fire science knowledge exchanges throughout our region. We recognize the need to involve fire experts, managers, and firefighters as well as the disciplines of wildlife, water, soils, air quality, recreation, range management, and social sciences. However, anyone with an interest in wildland fire, natural resource management, and community is invited and encouraged to participate!

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