- 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
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.