Workshop

2ND ANNUAL WISCONSIN WINTER FIRE WORKSHOP

Friday, February 16, 2018

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Check-in begins at 8:00 AM)

LOCATION: The 2017 Wisconsin Winter Workshop will be held on the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point campus, Dreyfus University Center. Laird Room, Stevens Point, WI

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The Workshop is designed for sharing multiple perspectives on wildland fire management:

  • plenary session - land managers and researchers will share their experiences with seasonality of fire and fire effects, including updates on the latest prescribed fire research
  • keynote speaker Steve Miller will share his diverse experiences with fire - as a land manager, prescribed burn boss, wildland firefighter, and NWCG trainer
  • short talks will provide updates from around the state (share your updates on research, prescribed fire, or wildfire planning/response)
  • Dr. Ron Masters will present insights from his 40 year career spanning the roles of land manager, researcher, and professor
  • a 1 hour organized networking opportunity where undergraduate and graduate students can meet natural resource professionals to learn about career paths into careers with fire management responsibilities
  • Anyone interested in getting involved with the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council will have an opportunity to hear about the council's work and connect with current members, as well.

Learn more about UW Steven's Point alumnus Steve Miller and his work with prescribed fire in Florida's wildland urban interface:

"Burning In Their Backyard's and Having Them Say Thank You" - a recorded webinar

10 Minutes with Steve Miller - An Interview with the Southern Fire Exchange

Working Agenda

 

Time

Topic

8-9

registration w/ coffee, donuts, fruit

 

 

9-9:25

opening remarks (CNR, Masters, TPOS, LS, WPFC - 4 min

each w/ transitions)

 

9:30-10:40

 

Seasonality - part 1 – McGowan-Stinski, Holoubek, Henn/Damschen

10:40-11

Break (w/ refreshments)

11-11:50

Short talks - 35 minutes of talks, 15 min panel

12:00-1:40

Lunch and Keynote w/Steve Miller (12:30-1:15 for talk)

1:40-2:40

Seasonality - Part 2 - Maier, Zine, panel

2:40-3

break/mingle (w/ refreshments)

 

3-3:40

 

Dr. Ron Masters

 

3:40-4

 

closing remarks - next steps, how to stay engaged

 

 

4-5

student mixer (matching students with fire management

professionals)

 

 

 

2018 Wisconsin Winter Fire Workshop Leadership Team:
Adam Gundlach -  UW-Madison, Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council (WPFC) Chair
Michael Hansen -  UW-Madison, WPFC Outreach and Education
Michele Jasik -  WPFC
Dr. Yari Johnson -  UW-Platteville, WPFC
Craig Maier -  Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium (JFSP)
Eric Mark -  The Nature Conservancy, WPFC
Dr. Ron Masters -  UW Stevens Point, Professor of Wildland Fire Science
Jack McGowan-Stinski -  Lakes States Fire Science Consortium (JFSP)
Jason Stevens -  US Forest Service, Northeast Region
Michele Witecha -  Wisconsin DNR Forestry