• November 19, 2020 - February 18, 2021
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network and the USFS Northern Research Station are teaming up to offer a new, interactive virtual Panel Discussion Series. This Series is designed to encourage collaboration between researchers and fire managers and will explore emerging fire science research and management considerations. You may register for one or all, and with your registration you can submit questions that you would like the panelists to address during each Panel Discussion.

Continuing education credits from the Society of American Foresters and The Wildlife Society are available for each Panel Discussion.


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Panels and Dates

Pairing Historical Fire Regimes with Silvicultural Practices

November 19, 2020 at 12 – 1:30 PM Eastern

Increasingly, land managers and policy makers are recognizing fire’s role in meeting multiple resource objectives. This discussion will explore how understanding historical fire data can provide insights for supporting today’s desired ecological conditions.

Using Fire Seasonality to Open the Burn Window

December 17, 2020 at 12 – 1:30 PM Eastern

Prescribed fire is most often implemented during the dormant season, and yet science-based reasoning supports burning in other seasons when conditions align for success. This panel will explore the barriers, opportunities, and lessons learned from opening the burn window.

Fire and a Changing Climate

January 21, 2021 at 12 – 1:30 PM Eastern

How can we use climate predictions to plan future fire management and research? What adaptations are we putting in place now?

Timber Management and Prescribed Fire

February 18, 2021 at 12 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Managing for timber values and natural communities are often assumed to be exclusionary practices. This discussion will explore how fire management interacts with commercial timber management, highlighting opportunities where prescribed fire and timber management might co-occur synergistically.

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