Archived Webinars

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

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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.

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. 

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.