The Western Governors' Association will host the webinar, Prescribed Fire: Smoke Management and Regulatory Challenges at 10 a.m. (MST) (9 a.m. PST) on Tuesday, Dec. 19 as part of the series for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.
Prescribed fire is a tool for land managers to address wildfire mitigation needs, combat invasive species and improve wildlife habitat. However, prescribed fire is often underused due to concerns about visible smoke, legal liability and possible effects on state implementation plans for air quality.
The webinar will look at challenges facing the use of prescribed fire and opportunities to expand the use of prescribed fire as an element of responsible land management. Find more information on the webinar.
Moderator: Mike Zupko, Executive Director, Wildland Fire Leadership Council. Panelists: Pete Lahm, Smoke Manager, U.S. Forest Service; Mark Melvin, Chair, Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils and Mary Uhl, Executive Director, Western States Air Resources Council.