The Future of Fire and Fuels Management: Adapting Fuels Treatments in a Changing Climate Workshop took place on April 11, 2016 as part of the 5th IAWF Fire Behavior and Fuels conference.
This workshop culminated the Available Science Assessment Project (ASAP), sponsored by the Dept. of Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center (NWCSC), which evaluated the science behind fire and fuels management actions under climate change, with a focus on prescribed fire. This project focused on WA, OR, ID and western MT forests, but findings may be more broadly applicable. See the workshop summary.
The workshop built on interviews with fire managers who manage resources under shifting fire regimes, a systematic mapping of relevant literature, and an earlier science review panel discussion of the state of science behind prescribed fire use under changing climate conditions. This workshop brought managers and scientists together for broader discussions regarding fuels management in the context of climate change in order to:
This workshop was hosted by EcoAdapt in collaboration with: US Department of Interior's Northwest Climate Science Center, OSU Institute for Natural Resources, the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, and the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network.
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