Next call will be October 12, 2016. If you're interested, get on our mailing list, and you'll be given the details.
Interested managers are invited to join calls every other month to share experiences and learn about the latest scientific knowledge and tools for fire and fuels management in the Northern Rockies. The Network of Fire Science Champions will be “in the know” on the latest fire science and NRFSN products, meet other managers interested in fire science, and will have an opportunity to communicate science and science delivery needs to the NRFSN development team.
Participant feedback -"The ability to interact has made this far more valuable than a webinar, where the interaction opportunities are very limited. Webinars also tend to focus on scientists giving out information and managers reacting to that. The Fire Science Champions allows both managers and scientists to share and discuss current science and management issues. That interaction continues beyond the Fire Science Champions conference calls. I have distributed information from the calls to my peers, and I have had one-on-one interactions with other Fire Science Champions participants on items of common interest. For example, after the last call, a participant from another forest sent me a position paper that could be of use in our Forest Plan Revision."
Visit the individual event pages to find links to the call notes.
The kickoff topic for this Network of Fire Science Champions call was Ecological Effects of Severe Fire. The presenter was Dr. Dick Hutto, Professor and immediate past Director of the Avian Science Center at the University of Montana.
The kickoff topic for this Network of Fire Science Champions call was Fire and Bark Beetle Research: A Discussion of Manager Information Needs.
The kickoff topic for this Network of Fire Science Champions call was Ushering in a New Age of Wildland Fuel Science