2016-2017 Webinar Series
|Lake States Fire Science Consortium Webinars||Other Webinars||Trainings||Workshops|
Thursday October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Good fences, good neighbors? Coordination across property boundaries among private landowners.
Paige Fischer, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan.
Thursday November 17, 2016, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Restoration of fire-dependent pine barren ecosystems in northern Wisconsin – Bridging the gap between research and management practices.
Brian Sturtevant and Christel Kern, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
Thursday December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Reconstructing Historical Fire Regimes and Forest Structure in Wisconsin’s Red Pine Dominated Forests.
Jed Meunier, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Science Services
Thursday February 16, 2017, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Common Denominators for Escaped Prescribed Fires in the Lake States – Overview of Escaped Prescribed Fires in the Eastern Region of the U.S. Forest Service and Methods for Situational Learning.
Steve Goldman, Assistant Director, Fuels Program, Eastern Regional Office, USDA Forest Service
Thursday March 16, 2017, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Survey and Analysis Design for Wood Turtle Abundance Monitoring Programs.
Donald Brown, School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia / Northern Research Station, US Forest Service, Parsons, West Virginia
Thursday April 20, 2017, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Ecology and Dynamics of Aspen in Fire-Dependent Communities across the Lake States and North Atlantic Region.
Anthony D'Amato, Associate Professor in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology
Thursday October 15, 2015, 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT
Past fire and present-day mesophication: Implications for oak ecosystem restoration
Greg Nowacki, USFS Regional Ecologist Eastern Region. (Co-hosted with Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna FSC, and Society of Ecological Restoration - Midwest Chapter)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Webinar on 2015 Intern Projects: Response of insectivore pollinators to a large-scale pine barren restoration project in northeast Wisconsin - and - The Lakewood Southeast Restoration Project of northeastern Wisconsin (Brian Sturtevant, Deahn Donner, Christel Kern - USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, and Scott Anderson, John Lampereur and Jay Saunders - USDA Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest) - and An historical lens to investigate changes in the forest structure and fire adaptation of the Great Lakes National Parks (Alison Paulson and Donald Waller - University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Suzanne Sanders and Jessica Kirschbaum - National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, Ashland, WI)
Thursday December 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT
Past and future wildfire as predicted by combustion dynamics and ignition in Lake States ecosystems
Richard Guyette, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Missouri Tree Ring Laboratory
Thursday January 21, 2016, 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT
A Brief Introduction to the Facilitated Learning Analysis
Persephone Whelan, AFMO, Huron Shores RD, Huron-Manistee national Forest
Tuesday February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
NFDRS 2016: Changes to Fuel Moisture Estimation for Fire Danger and Fire Behavior Assessments in Alaska and the Lake States.
Robert Ziel, Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Thursday March 17, 2016, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Fire history, climate, and Ojibwe land use over the past 400 years in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota.
Evan Larson, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Thursday April 14, 2016, 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT
BpS Review in the Lake States region: What it is. How it works. Why it matters.
Randy Swaty, The Nature Conservancy LANDFIRE Team
Thursday April 21, 2016, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Ontario's New Wildland Fire Management Strategy: First Year of Appropriate Response Implementation.
Dave Heaman, Fire Science and Planning Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Wednesday July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT
Finding the Best Science Available on Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes of Northeastern, Great Lakes, and Appalachian Ecosystems.
Robin Innes and Ilana Abrahamson, Ecologists, USDA Forest Service
2014-2015 Lake States Fire Science Consortium Webinars
The Lake States Fire Science Consortium will be conducting another series of fire science webinars for 2014-2015. Additionally, the LSFSC will be co-hosting three webinars in 2014 with LANDFIRE and the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium. Click on the individual links below to view more information.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Maple Ridge Prescribed Burn – Stand Replacement Crown Fire Used to Reduce Hazardous Fuels and Create Habitat for the Endangered Kirtland’s warbler in the Mack Lake Basin
Steve Goldman, District Ranger, Mio Ranger District, Huron-Manistee National Forests
Thursday November 20, 2014, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Long-term structural and compositional development of fire-origin red pine forests in north central Minnesota
Anthony D'Amato, University of Minnesota
Thursday December 18, 2014, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Two-part Webinar on 2014 Intern Projects: Restoring Barrens and Northern Dry Forests in Northeastern Wisconsin (Brian R. Sturtevant, Deahn DonnerWright, Christel Kern - USDA Forest Service, and Claire Hillmeyer - University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point); and Can Onset of the Spring Dip in Red and Jack Pine be Predicted?(Jonathan Steigerwaldt and Ron Masters - University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, John Hintz - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Matt Jolly - Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula, MT)
PART ONE Thursday January 15, 2015, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT and PART TWO Thursday March 12, 2015, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Phragmites and Prescribed Fire: Seasonal Prescriptions and Risk
Lee Osterland, Fire Management Specialist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Wednesday January 28, 2015, 3:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM CST (hosted by Alaska FSC)
Canadian REDapp Fire Behavior Calculator: A new tool for Alaska & Great Lakes fire management agencies?
Neal McLoughlin, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, REDapp Development
Thursday February 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM CST
Long-term Effects of Repeated Prescribed Burning on Tree Growth and Drought Vulnerability in Pinus resinosa Forests in Northern Minnesota
Alessandra Bottero, NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate, University of Minnesota
Thursday March 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM CST
Fire Monitoring: Fuels, vegetation, and fire behavior examples from landscape red pine and jack pine burns
Brian Stearns, Huron Shores Ranger District, Huron-Manistee National Forests
Thursday April 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM CST
Easy-To-Use Smoke Tools
Trent Wickman, Air Resource Management, USDA Forest Service - Superior National Forest
Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM CST
LANDFIRE Biophysical Setting (BpS) Review
Randy Swaty, Ecologist, LANDFIRE
2013-2014 Lake States Fire Science Consortium Webinars
The Lake States Fire Science Consortium conducted another series of fire science webinars for 2013-2014. Additionally, the LSFSC co-hosted three webinars in 2014 with the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium. Click on the links below to view more information or watch recorded webinars.
Thursday November 21, 2013, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
New Flora of the Northeastern U.S.: What Introduced Species Have Been Found in Fire-Prone Forests
Beth Schulz, USFS Pacific Northwest Forest Inventory & Analysis Program
Thursday December 19, 2013, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
A Three Part Webinar on Manager-Scientist Relationships: Lessons Learned from the 2013 LSFSC Internships
Todd Aschenbach, Grand Valley State University
Dan Kashian, Wayne State University
Emma Witt, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
**Thursday January 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
When is a Grassland Restoration Truly Restored?
Examining Microbial Community Responses to Fire in Remnant and Restored Grasslands
Kathryn Docherty, Western Michigan University
Ryan Koziatek, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Ashley Anne Wick, Kalamazoo Nature Center
**Thursday February 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Multi-scale Responses of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) to Prescribed Fire
Matthew D. Cross
Bowling Green State University
Thursday February 20, 2014, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Assessing the Drivers of the ‘Spring Dip’ in Foliar Moisture Content and their Potential Impact on Forest Fire Behavior
W. Matt Jolly, PhD
USFS, RMRS, Fire Sciences Laboratory
**Wednesday March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT
Elements of the National Weather Service Fire Weather Forecast
Meteorologist and Fire Weather Forecaster
National Weather Service Chicago office
** Special Webinar Co-sponsored with Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Thursday March 27, 2014, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Characterizing Wildlife Communities of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems of the Northern Lake States and Exchanging Research, Inventory, and Monitoring Knowledge and Ideas
R. Gregory Corace, III, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Lindsey M. Shartell, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Dawn S. Marsh, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Thursday April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT
Incorporating Principles of Natural Disturbance into Development and Evaluation of Forest Management Guides for the Boreal Forest Region of Ontario
Rob Rempel, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Lake States Fire Science Consortium Webinar Archive
To view more information on each webinar use the links below.
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, International Association of Wildland Fire, and Joint Fire Science Program (Webinar Archive)
Upper Midwest & Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Webinar Archive)
National Interagency Fuels, Fire, & Vegetation Technology Transfer
(NIFTT) Online Training
METED - Training Modules for the Geoscience Community
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Smoke Committee (SMOC) Air Quality Education Resources
National Wildfire Coordination Group course s-290 (Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior). Online fire training for anyone who cannot attend a classroom session or simply wants to review critical fire behavior training.
Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Initial Attack Incident Commander Training August 26-28, 2014
For more information on these workshops, please contact Jack McGowan-Stinski (email@example.com).
Fire and Fuels Monitoring Workshop is a 3-Day workshop. View the Agenda and the Proceedings, References, and Materials from the May 2016 event.
SW Michigan Oak Restoration Workshop was a 2-Day workshop. View the presentations from Day One and the proceedings from Day Two field Visits.
Using the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) in the
Lake States is a 16-hour workshop that has been delivered twice. Intended
for students who have at least completed the NWCG course S290 (Intermediate
Wildland Fire Behavior), it includes both background concepts and practical
exercises for making fireline assessments, considering prescription windows,
and daily decisions.
Using FLAME for Fireline Fire Behavior Assessments is presented as an 8 hour workshop to reinforce the concepts and practice the skills required to make fireline assessments using the FLAME tools introduced in the NWCG course S290 (Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior).
Fuel Moisture Monitoring is conducted as a 2 hour web conference to introduce Lake States users to the National Fuel Moisture Database and prepare them for creating data sites and data entries for their locations.
Using the Composite Burn Index (CBI) is conducted as a 4 hour workshop in the field, where participants are introduced to the CBI protocol, practice data collection, and discuss uses and role in a burn monitoring program.
WFDSS Fire Behavior Tools is a 12 hour workshop where participants learn how to navigate the incident and analysis areas of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS). Within the analysis section, techniques for evaluating landscapes, calibrating modeled fire growth and behavior, and making short-term, near-term, and FSPro projections to support decision-makers are demonstrated and practiced.