About Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium

The Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium is an exchange for fire science information. Funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, our goal is to increase the availability and consideration of credible fire science information to those making land management decisions.

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We hosted the 2020 Indiana Prescribed Fire Council Meeting virtually yesterday. You can watch the recording at https://inpfc.org/. Or get the highlights from @athada's thread below! @prairiefiresci @oakfirescience @Nature_Indiana @SEFireScience @QMacrocarpa22 @PurdueFNR https://twitter.com/athada/status/1316731028107649024

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Kicking off the 2020 Indiana Prescribed Fire Council Virtual Meeting with a convo on the fire ecology of the American Chestnut.

Along with @QMacrocarpa22, @purduewildlifer and others (need help finding who has handles)

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Just published! Fire-scarred Cumberland Plateau shortleaf pines dating back to the 17th century show that frequent fire was and is an important driver in these forests https://fireecology.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s42408-020-00084-y

New research finds fire is effective for restoring oak woodlands and barrens, and also that drought that occurs after burns has an impact: https://fireecology.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s42408-020-00083-z

A brand new publication that pulls together tools, techniques, and case studies on silviculture in the east.

https://www.appalachianfire.org/research/2020/10/7/silvicultural-options-for-open-forest-management-in-eastern-north-america

#goodfire #scicomm #healthyforests @usfs_nrs @usfs_srs @usfs_rmrs

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