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After the record-breaking WY2017 and the return to a drier WY2018, the suggested conference theme is "Persistent dry years leading to a new/drier normal and its implications?" Forest and aquatic ecosystems have adapted to changing climates before. How do we respond as researchers, ecosystem monitors, and managers?
The California Adaptation Forum is presented by the Local Government Commission in partnership with the State of California. The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities throughout the state. Register today for the 3rd California Adaptation Forum!
Register Today! Giant Sequoia: Study in Forest Resiliency California SAF Summer Meeting
Ironstone Vineyard, Murphys, CA
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Arnold, CA
Register on-line at the link HERE.
Participants in this 4-day workshop will delve into the fire ecology of major vegetation types in the Sierra Nevada.
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.
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.
The Film "WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future" screening will occur Monday, May 21st at the Goldman Theater in the Brower Center at 7PM in Berkeley, CA.Tickets can be purchased here at Eventbrite for $15 (plus a small handling fee).
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.
UCCE Cooperative Extension will be hosting two two-day workshops in May 2018 designed for landowners and land managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. They will included a day of presentations and training and a day of field trip and live burning (weather permitting).
This 3 day event included presentations, discussions, and a field trip on chaparral ecosystems. Presentation recordings and powerpoints are now available to view!
Registration is open through April 26th! Join us for this 3 day event for information, discussion and field trips on living with fire in our state's coastal ranges.
Wildland fires have a relationship and purpose within the environment. Some ecosystems are well adapted to fire and actually need it to maintain heth, others are negatively affected and can be devastated by fires. Join us as Professor Scott Abella with the school of Life Sciences at UNLV explores how fire shapes ecosystems and how they have impacted places like Wetlands Park and lands of the West.
More information here >
Join us for the 2018 meeting of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council! This year's meeting will include a field tour, evening social, and full-day meeting in beautiful Mt. Shasta, CA. We hope you can join us!
The seminar will cover Soils and Landscape Evolution of the Mojave-Sonoran Deserts and will feature extensive work of soil ecologist Joe McAuliffe of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
No registration required.
The workshop consists of two intense days of entertaining hands-on activities for teaching students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and more. Content focuses on the newly developed curriculum specific to the ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada.
Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) and Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants (TPF) are hosting a timely and innovative, self-guided tour to show how native plant landscaping can help protect properties in high-risk fire areas. The tour features three Calabasas homes, each with at least 50% California natives. Docents will be on hand to discuss design and maintenance techniques that minimize danger to the home, including plant selection and home preparation.
The workshop will be INNOVATIVE,CONSTRUCTIVE, and THOUGHT- PROVOKING!
The workshop will be resolute in its focus on building capacity in practitioners, improving preparedness to meet challenges, and to provide opportunities to learn from past experience! The workshop will inspire collaborative interaction that can only be considered mission critical and operationally supportive!
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Every 3 years, the CNPS Conservation Conference brings together California’s conservation community for the largest gathering of its kind. Scientific sessions cover a broad spectrum of topics, and special events provide time for collaboration, networking, and fun.
The Western Governors' Association will host the webinar, Prescribed Fire: Smoke Management and Regulatory Challenges at 10 a.m. (MST) on Tuesday, Dec. 19 as part of the series for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.
The 2017 AFE International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.
California's leading voices will come together to share information and answer post-fire questions. Learn how to prepare and protect your property in this workshop, hosted by Senator Anthony J. Portantino.
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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.
Speakers at this half-day conference, organized in collaboration with the California Fire Science Consortium, will give a broad view of wildfire in Southern California, its effects on plants and animals, and on the human communities affected by these events.
More information and registration information here >
The goal of this symposium is to better understand and promote effective collaborative-based forest management. Please register by Oct 31, 2017.
What patterns do we see in communities recovering from wildfire? Find out with our bonus WUI Webinar as speaker Dr. Miranda Mockrin.
The CNH Forest Fire Council 2017 Fall Workshop/Training will be held in Redding, California this year. This year's workshop will discuss solutions, science, and stories of successful strategies to address wildland fire under the framework of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cnh-forest-fire-council-11163816491
Join the Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council for their annual meeting in Clovis, CA. This event is free but please RSVP for planning purposes.