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Smoke TOOLS Workshops Spring 2022

Two days offered -Monday February 28th and Tuesday, March 1st from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Central Time

Virtual through Zoom – link will be sent to registrants

Instructor - Trent Wickman, Air Resource Specialist for MI-MN-WI, Eastern Regional Office, USDA - Forest Service

Overview of the Workshop - Smoke management and smoke hazards are one of the most important things to plan for and manage when doing a prescribed burn, or to consider during any wildfire suppression. This 2/3rd day is an active participation “hands-on” virtual workshop where we will work through exercises using online smoke tools, and is designed for anybody with an interest in wildland fire. This is a good introductory workshop for anyone - those who have not had much smoke modeling and management exposure, or as an excellent refresher for those who have had another smoke course

Materials for and from the Workshops -

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Smoke Lessons Plan

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If you have any questions about the Workshop please contact Jack McGowan-Stinski or Craig Maier

Trent Wickman is an Air Resource Specialist with the US Forest Service, Eastern Region. Trent grew up in northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He attended Michigan Tech University in Houghton, MI and received a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering. After graduation in 1996 he worked as an Air Permit Engineer for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for five years drafting and issuing air permits for new industrial sources. Since 2001 he has worked for the US Forest Service as an Air Resource Specialist, primarily in the states of Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, assessing the impact of air emissions from industrial sources to forest resources and also supporting wildland fire through various smoke management activities. Since 2014 he has been detailed to numerous wildfires across the U.S. as an Air Resource Advisor (ARA) to do smoke forecasting and monitoring. Trent and his wife currently have two grown sons. In his spare time he prays for snow so he can go X-C skiing, curls, bikes, hikes, hunts, fishes and generally tries to stay outside as much as possible. He just got a camper so he may disappear at any time. Trent is based in Duluth, MN - Trent.wickman@usda.gov