The 2017 fire season saw the highest number of deaths by wildfire in Portugal’s history. With similar ecosystems as California, and similar social issues, this webinar will offer international insights on wildfire issues.
Upcoming and Past Webinars
Home and landscape wildfire defense: lessons learned from the 2017 California wildfire season: Webinar
For this webinar we’ll talk about key lesson that can be learned from these northern California fires and how we can help our homes and landscapes to become more resilient to wildfires from WUI specialist Yana Valachovic.
Recording and presentation resources are now available.
What happens when a severely burned forest experiences a second wildfire? This webinar discusses the potential for high severity re-burns in these areas and their potential to initiate a type conversion to a non-forest vegetation type.
The 255,000 acre 2013 Rim Fire created an opportunity to study fuels treatment effects across a large forested landscape in the Sierra Nevada. Join the webinar to hear what researchers found.
What patterns do we see in communities recovering from wildfire? Find out with our bonus WUI Webinar as speaker Dr. Miranda Mockrin.
Post-fire forest regeneration and restoration under climate change: insight from natural and managed settings: Webinar
This webinar will discuss a recent study on how post-fire weather and climate influences tree recruitment in California. Our presenter is Derek Young, Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis
Join us for our final WUI Webinar of 2017 with speaker Steve Roark, Area Forester for the Tennessee Division of Forestry as we discuss the events of the 2016 Gatlinburg fire.
The WUI Webinar series continues with perspectives from the insurance side of WUI protection. Find out how USAA came to offer their Firewise discount, the power of positive incentives in spurring homeowners to take action, the importance of diverse organizations adopting consistent jargon-free messaging, and USAA’s efforts to leverage a shared sense of community to promote mitigation with their members.
Join us for a webinar on "Managed Wildfire Impacts on Water Resources and Drought Response in the Sierra Nevada" May 30, 2017 at 11AM Pacific.
This webinar will present our results from the Sierra Nevada and southwestern ponderosa pine forests in an effort to provide insight into the future of managing for adaptive capacity in fire-prone forest ecosystems.
Recording now available!
Last spring's Fort McMurray wildfire forced the unprecedented evacuation of 90,000 people, caused insurable losses of about $3.8 billion and dampened Canada's GDP for 2016. Dr. Mike Flannigan detailed what happened in Fort McMurray and what it told us about coexisting with fire in a flammable landscapes.
This talk will focus on a four-step approach to integrating wildfire planning for the wildland-urban interface (WUI) through a variety of planning and implementation processes that work across departments within local governments.
The Firewise virtual workshop series provides conference quality, free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders, by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live interactive format. Each session is an hour-long and features a wildfire related topic that closes with questions received directly from participants.
This webinar discusses findings from a project that profiled five urban areas across the west for the most effective land use planning measures to reduce wildfire risk. Examples of the most compelling land use planning tools are summarized and provide an opportunity for others to learn how urban areas in the West are increasingly becoming wildfire-adapted communities.
Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes in Great Basin, California, and Pacific Ecosystems: Webinar
This webinar will discuss two new fire regime publications—Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses—that are now available and spatially searchable in the recently updated user interface for the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS, www.feis-crs.org/feis/)
Chief Green will speak to the circumstances surrounding the incident including the extreme fire behavior experienced, operational considerations, and residential evacuation. She will also discuss the lessons learned on the incident that could help prevent such devastation during future fire events.
The information generated from this study provides new and innovative methodologies to examine risk in fire-prone communities and also demonstrates the need to develop alternate mitigation approaches based upon site-specific conditions.