Featured Workshops

The workshops will take place on Monday, April 11, the day preceding the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Portland, Oregon.
The purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in wildland fire to discuss and exchange interests on a defined topic. We view these workshops as an opportunity for Technology Transfer – the process to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit them. workshops
There is a registration fee of $40/half day workshop and $75/full day workshop; this fee will cover the cost of the meeting rooms, refreshments and audio visual equipment. Workshops with less than the minimum may be cancelled at the discretion of the conference organizers. You can register for the workshops when you register for the conference.
Day 1
11 Apr 2016

Workshop #1 – Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)—An application for Wildland Fuel and Fire Management Planning

Instructors: Susan Prichard, Research Scientist, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington and Roger Ottmar, Research Forester, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, US Forest Service The Fire and Environmental Research Applications team (FERA) of the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory has developed the Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT) application. FFT has integrated a suite of five fuel and...
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Workshop #2 – Fire Behavior Fuel Model Guidebook – LANDFIRE: Invest your knowledge in FBFM calibration rules for the conterminous US

Instructors: Wendel J. Hann, PhD, Landscape Fire Ecologist, University of Idaho, Wildland Fire RD&A; Linda Tedrow, MS, Research Fire Scientist, University of Idaho, Wildland Fire RD&A; Henry Bastian and/or Frank Fay, LANDFIRE Business Leads, DOI and US USDA Forest Service Participants enhance LANDFIRE’s rules for mapping fuel models resulting in improved fire behavior predictions for vegetation of the Conterminous United...
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Workshop #3 – Accessing Fire Weather Information: A Tutorial on Using the MesoWest/Synoptic API Web Services

Instructors: Joshua Clark, Developer, University of Utah and Joe Young, Developer, University of Utah MesoWest software to access, archive, and disseminate environmental information relevant to fire professionals in the United States and Canada has been extensively updated recently (see http://mesowest.org). MesoWest has been providing access to weather information for fire weather applications for nearly two decades. Over 40 million observations...
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CANCELLED – Workshop #4 – Integrating Information to Support Fire Management

Instructors: Chris Marks, Grand Canyon National Park, Eric Gdula, Grand Canyon National Park, Casey Teske, Grand Canyon National Park. Through the use of technology for spatial analyses, fire behavior modeling, decision support systems and post-fire monitoring, Grand Canyon Fire managers are able to make informed fire management decisions for all wildland fires (planned and unplanned) occurring in the Park. This...
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Workshop #5 – Introduction to the BehavePlus fire modeling system

Instructors: Faith Ann Heinsch, Physical Scientist, USDA Forest Service; LaWen Hollingsworth, Fire Behavior Specialist, USDA Forest Service; and Greg Dillon, Spatial Fire Analyst, USDA Forest Service The BehavePlus fire modeling system is the successor to BEHAVE, which was first available for field application in 1984. It is an appropriate tool for many fire management applications including prescribed fire planning, fuel...
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CANCELLED Workshop #6 – Understanding Prescribed Fire Implications and Developing Strategies for the New US Federal Ozone Standard

Instructors: Doug Fox , Cindy Huber, Allen Riebau; Nine Points South Technical Pty. Ltd., Joint Fire Science Program Smoke Science Plan Advisors; Thomas Moore; Western States Air Resource Council; Pete Lahm; USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management and Mark Fitch; USDOI National Park Service This workshop will develop (1) understanding of what the new federal ozone standard is, (2)...
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Workshop #7 – How to generate, interpret and apply landscape-scale hazard and risk assessment results

Instructors: Joe H. Scott, Wildfire Science Consultant, Pyrologix LLC; Julie Gilbertson-Day, Wildfire GIS Analyst, Pyrologix LLC and James Menakis, Fire Ecologist, USDA Forest Service The wildland fire risk assessment process has been utilized at multiple scales to address different land management questions by USDA Forest Service, Department of Interior land management agencies, and state agencies. While most land managers consider...
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CANCELLED Workshop #8- Interpreting Predictive Services Fire Potential Products: Fire Season 2015 perspective

Instructors: John Saltenberger, Fire Weather Program Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Mike Powell, NWCC Fire Management Analyst, National Park Service The workshop will review development of the suite of Fire Potential Products published by NWCC and explain how they can best be interpreted and applied by fire behaviorists. Emphasis will be placed on the philosophy that drove development...
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Workshop #9 – Getting more “Good Fire” on the Ground Across North America

Instructors: Johnny Stowe, Heritage Preserve Manager, SC Department of Natural Resources USA; Steve Miller, Land Management Bureau  Chief, St. John’s Water Management District (FL, USA); and Morgan Varner, Professor, Virginia Tech USA; Chair, Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils Southeastern North America (SErn) has made huge strides in restoring the culture of Rxd burning in the last two decades, including not...
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Workshop #10 Linking Fire Behavior, Fire Effects, and Weather Systems in Prescribed Fire Planning

Instructors: LaWen Hollingsworth, Fire Behavior Specialist, USDA Forest Service; Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service; Duncan Lutes, Fire Ecologist, USDA Forest Service; Faith Ann Heinsch, Physical Scientist, USDA Forest Service and LaWen Hollingsworth, Fire Behavior Specialist, USDA Forest Service. The Missoula Fire Sciences Lab has developed several computer programs that can be used in prescribed fire planning to evaluate...
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Workshop #11 – The Future of Fire and Fuels Management: Adapting Fuels Treatments in a Changing Climate

Partners: USDOI The Northwest Climate Science Center, EcoAdapt, OSU Institute for Natural Resources, in coordination with the NW Fire Science Consortium and Northern Rockies Fire Science Network. Overview and Objectives: This workshop culminates the Available Science Assessment Project (ASAP), sponsored by the Dept. of Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center (NWCSC), through which we are evaluating the science behind fire and...
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Workshop #12 – Fuels Treatment Effectiveness: Joint Fire Science Workshop for Current Research, Preliminary Results and Implications

(For JFSP PI’s, by invitation) Sponsored by Joint Fire Science Program From 2012 – 2015 JFSP has, through five funding opportunity notices, funded 27 research projects  focused on multiple aspects of fuels treatment effectiveness.  In 2014 OWF partnered with JFSP to fund 5 research projects. The majority of these  projects are currently in progress. This workshop is targeted towards these...
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