Archived Webinars

LANDFIRE 101 - LANDFIRE: Your Source for Music Maps and Models. Northwest Fire Science Consortium

Sponsored by Northwest Fire Science Consortium & LANDFIRE
Recorded January 28, 2014 - 9:00am

Randy Swaty, Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, offers an intro “What is this thing called LANDFIRE?” with maps and examples specifically targeted to the Pacific Northwest region of the  U.S.  He will describes what LANDFIRE is, where to get the products, how you can use them, when and how often the data is updated and who to contact to learn more – all in 45 minutes or less!  Though examples and maps refer to PNW locations, information applies to all landscapes across the U.S.

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Social Motivation in the WUI: Effectively Engage the Public

Sponsored by USDA Forest Service
Recorded January 3, 2014 - 12:15pm
Presented by Sarah McCaffery

Webinar on the social motivation for firewise behavior in the Wildland Urban Interface. A discussion on effective ways to engage the public.

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FAC Fire Mitigation in Colorado Springs and 2012 Waldo Fire

Sponsored by NFPA and USDA Forest Service
Recorded January 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
Presented by LisaMarie Sinatra, NFPA

A Case Study from Colorado Springs and the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.

Produced by David C. Kosling. A production of Creative Media and Broadcast Center USDA Office of Communications, Washington, D.C.

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View it online! Public Perceptions of Smoke in Oregon & California

Sponsored by NW Fire Science Consortium 2013 Webinar Series
Recorded September 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
Presented by Christine Olsen, Eric Toman, and Stacey Frederick

Researchers describe ongoing research in Oregon and California on public perceptions of wildland and prescribed fire smoke. They focus on identifying factors that influence perceptions of smoke, and how communication in various forms may influence those perceptions.

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Computer Models for Wildland and WUI Fires

Sponsored by NW Fire Science Consortium 2013 Webinar Series
Recorded June 6, 2013 - 11:00am
Presented by Ruddy Mell, USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab

Gives an overview of the current state, limitations, and future developments in wildland and wildland-urban interface fire behavior models.

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The Economic Impact of Large Wildfires

Sponsored by Wildland Fire LLC and UO Ecosystem Workforce Program
Recorded March 20, 2013 - 12:00pm
Presented by Cassandra Moseley

Discusses findings from a recent Ecosystem Workforce Program study that examined how large fires affect local economies and jobs. Cassandra Moseley discusses how suppression spending can help mediate negative impacts of wildfires and explores factors that influence whether local businesses capture suppression spending.

Debunking social myths in wildland fire

Sponsored by Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Recorded February 27, 2013 - 12:45pm
Presented by Dr. Sarah McCaffrey

As more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public will be central to many efforts to minimize fire risk and improve forest health.  One barrier to effectively engaging the public may be that many of the accepted descriptions related to the public and wildfire are based primarily on conventional wisdoms that may or may not hold. 

Management of cheatgrass fuel loading in the shrub-steppe

Sponsored by Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Recorded February 12, 2013 - 12:15pm
Presented by Dr. Steven Link

Managing cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) has been and remains a difficult matter for land and fire managers in the Columbia Basin and elsewhere in the Intermountain West.  Experiments were conducted at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia National Wildlife Refuge starting in 2002 to investigate the effect of herbicides, their concentrations, repeated herbicide application, fire, and seeding on fuel load and establishment of competitive bunchgrasses.  In addition, the relationship among community types (fuel loading) and the probability of a carrying fire was determined.

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