Burning Issues Symposium: How Do We Integrate Competing Wildland Fire Objectives in Land Management and Restoration?

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Fire in Transition: Adapting to a Changing Climate

Great Lakes Red Pine Forest: A Fire-Dependent Ecosystem in Transition-
Brian Palik (Research Ecologist, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service)

Decline of the Karner blue butterfly
Ralph Grundel (Research Ecologist, Lake Michigan Ecological Station/Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, US Geological Survey)                                                                                                             

Wildland Fire Management and Climate Change
Persephone Whelan (Asst. Fire Management Officer, Huron-Manistee National Forests)

Boots in the Water: Case Studies of Fire in Wetland Restoration

The Role of Fire in Shaping Wetland Community Structure
Mike Kost (Curator of Native Plants, University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum)                                                                                                                                         

Issues Related to Prescribed Burning in Wetlands
Matt Zine (Conservation Biologist & Burn Boss, Natural Heritage Conservation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)                                                                                                                              

Burning in Wetlands at The Edward Lowe Foundation
Mike McCuistion (Vice President of Physical Resources, Edward Lowe Foundation)

Lessons Learned Restoring Oak Systems - Ecology, Silviculture, and Fire Management in the Central Hardwoods Region

Lessons Learned from Long-Term Fire Studies in Oak Forests
Todd Hutchinson (Research Ecologist, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service)

The Tower burn: Lessons Learned
Chris Thornton (Forest Silviculturist, Hoosier National Forest)                                                                                                 

Prescribed Fire Implementation Challenges
Thad Herzberger (Zone Fire Management Officer, US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Achieving the Perfect Burn: Effectively Communicating the “Fire Vision” from Planning through Implementation

Effectively communicating a “fire vision”
Maureen McDonough (Forest Sociology and Social Forestry, Michigan State University)