Workshop

7th Annual Burning Issues Workshop

&

21st Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

 

VIRTUAL Workshop

the mornings of

February 2nd- 3rd- 4th, 2021

 



Over the three virtual mornings we will explore topic areas that are planned with and for the diverse community interacting around fire-related issues, and seek to further understanding and communication to support continued work toward collaborative fire management and research solutions.


Overview of the Workshop

The 2021 Workshop is Virtual

Registration is FREE, but you must register to receive the Zoom Meeting information

Registrants will be asked to submit question(s) for each Panel Discussion via a multiple choice survey

REGISTER at the TPOS Webpage, or Direct Registration HERE


Agenda for the Three Days

 

DAY ONE - Tuesday February 2, 2021 – Times are listed for Eastern Time Zone

9:00 – 9:10 AM

(10 minutes)

Welcome

Glenn Palmgren, MI DNR

9:10 – 10:10 AM

(60 minutes)

Panel on Wildland Fire COVID Compromises

Moderator - Andy Vander Yacht, Michigan State University

 

An interactive panel discussion with representation a MI Fire Department, a Non-Governmental Agency, a Burn Consultant/Contractor, MI DNR, USDA-Forest Service, and Eastern Area Team. NOTE: This panel discussion was built on pre-workshop questions submitted by registered attendees

10:10 – 10:20 AM

(10 minutes)

Break

10:20 – 11:05 AM

(45 minutes)

Building & Sustaining Situational Awareness

Clark McCreedy, PIO, USDI-Fish and Wildlife Service

11:05 – 11:50 AM

(45 minutes)

Rx Fire Science: management and science needs for fire-prone Great Lakes ecosystems

Morgan Varner, Director of Fire Science and Senior Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station

11:50 – 12:00

(10 minutes)

Day One Wrap Up

Glenn Palmgren, MI DNR

 

DAY TWO - Wednesday February 3, 2021 – Times are listed for Eastern Time Zone

9:00 – 9:10 AM

(10 minutes)

Welcome

Glenn Palmgren, MI DNR

9:10 – 10:10 AM

(60 minutes)

Fire History in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region - Part One

 

Climate and fire in the Midwest across millennia - What the paleorecord tells us

David Nelson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

 

Vignettes of North American fire histories

Michael C. Stambaugh, Associate Research Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri

10:10 – 10:20 AM

(10 minutes)

Break

10:20 – 11:20 AM

(60 minutes)

Fire History in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region - Part Two

 

Role of frequent, widespread historical surface fires in Lake States pine forests

Jed Meunier, Disturbance Ecologist, WI DNR, Division of Forestry

 

Rethinking peatland fire: Fire history of peatlands in the Great Lakes Region

Colleen M. Sutheimer, Graduate Research Assistant, SILVIS Lab, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:20 – 11:30 AM

(10 minutes)

Break

11:30 – 12:00 AM

(30 minutes)

Panel on Fire History in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region

Moderator - Glenn Palmgren, MI DNR

12:00 – 12:05

(5 minutes)

Day Two Wrap Up

Glenn Palmgren, MI DNR

 

DAY THREE - Thursday February 4, 2021 – Times are listed for Eastern Time Zone

9:00 – 9:10 AM

(10 minutes)

Annual MPFC Update and Passing of the Torch to New Chair

Glenn Palmgren, MI DNR

 

 

Andy Vander Yacht, Michigan State University

9:10 – 10:10 AM

(60 minutes)

Prescribed Fire Councils - Part One

 

Pennsylvania RX Fire Council

Jenny Case, The Nature Conservancy

 

North Carolina RX Fire Council

Laurel Kays, NC State University

10:10 – 10:20 AM

(10 minutes)

Break

10:20 – 11:20 AM

(60 minutes)

Prescribed Fire Councils - Part Two

 

Northern California RX Fire Council

Lenya Quinn-Davidson, University of California Cooperative Extension

 

Northeast Regional Prescribed Fire Council Coordinating Group

Jonathan Stober, Chair

11:20 – 11:30 AM

(10 minutes)

Break

11:30 – 12:00 AM

(30 minutes)

Panel on Prescribed Fire Councils

Moderator – Craig Maier, Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium

12:00 – 12:05

(5 minutes)

Workshop Wrap Up

Andy Vander Yacht, Michigan State University

 

For any questions please contact Jack McGowan-Stinski, mcgowan-stinski.1@osu.edu, 989-287-1734, or Craig Maier, cmaier.tpos.firescience@gmail.com


Organizers and Planning Team:

Michele Richards – Michigan Army National Guard

Craig Maier –Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium

Jack McGowan-Stinski – Lake States Fire Science Consortium

Paul Charland – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dave Borneman – Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Manager City of Ann Arbor

Paul Mayer - Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Coordinator

Glenn Palmgren – Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Dakota Szczepanski – Michigan Army National Guard

Andy Vander Yacht – Michigan State University