The Future of Fire and Fuels Management: Adapting Fuels Treatments in a Changing Climate Workshop will take place on April 11, 2016 as part of the 5th IAWF Fire Behavior and Fuels conference.
This workshop culminates the Available Science Assessment Project (ASAP), sponsored by the Dept. of Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center (NWCSC), which is evaluating 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.
The upcoming workshop will build 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. We are now bringing managers and scientists together for broader discussions regarding fuels management in the context of climate change in order to:
This workshop is being 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.
For more information about the Fire Behavior and Fuels conference and/or this workshop, visit the conference website.
Useful pre-workshop readings -
Climate stress increases forest fire severity across the western United States