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Northwest Fire Science Consortium
February Newsletter

NWFSC Highlights

Please join us in Bend, OR for the 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium to be held March 18-20, 2020. This year’s symposium focuses on integrating the three pillars of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Resilient Landscapes, Fire-Adapted Communities, and Safe and Effective Wildfire Response.
The OPFC 2020 Meeting will be held March 17-18 in Bend, OR. Meeting topics include, Liability, Smoke Management, and tooling the Rx Fire Workforce.
NWFSC has hosted four webinars this winter. Have you missed any? Check out the recorded webinars on our YouTube video channel.
Publications: - Weather, Risk, and Resource Orders on Large Wildland Fires in the Western US
- Twenty‐five years of the Northwest Forest Plan: what have we learned?
- 2019 Wildland Fire Season
- Wildfire recovery as a “hot moment” for creating fire-adapted communities

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Videos, Webinars, StoryMaps, and Podcasts: 
Learn a New Way to Sample Wildland Fuel Loadings the Photoload Technique, February 18 at 9am PST
- A spatial analysis of factors influencing structure loss and survival resulting from the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California, February 19 at 11am PST
- Lunch and Learn: Boundary-Spanning for Collective Action: Managing Wildfire Risk in the West, February 25 at 11am PST
- NWFSC Recording! Policy barriers and opportunities: Strategies for increasing prescribed fire application on federal lands from case studies in the US West
- NWFSC Recording! Effects of scale on remote sensing assessments of burn severity in a ponderosa pine forests
- Recording! Development of a CA state-certified burn boss & burn plan elements for the private burner

Conferences, Meetings, Workshops & Summits:
- Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, February 16-20, 2020 in Denver, CO
The Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council through the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network is hosting a Fire in the Shrub Steppe workshop on March 10-11, 2020 in Yakima, WA. Registration closes February 17, 2020.
- Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2020 Conference, February 26-27, 2020 in Corvallis, OR
- New! Washington Prescribed Fire Council Meeting, February 27, 2020 in Spokane, WA
- Oregon Prescribed Fire Council Meeting, March 17-18, 2020 in Bend, OR
- 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium, March 18-20, 2020 in Bend, OR
- After the Flames Conference & Workshop, April 6-8, 2020 in Granlibakken Tahoe, CA
- Pacific Northwest Forest Collaborative Workshop, April 9-10, 2020 in Hood River, OR
- 3rd International Smoke Symposium, April 20-24, 2020 in Raleigh, NC
- New! Placed-based and future focused: Fulfilling the land grant mission in an evolving landscape (with lots of fire presentations and tours!), May 3-6, 2020 in Sunriver, OR
- 10th Anniversary TEK Conference, Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Revisiting a Decade of Sharing Knowledge, May 13-14, 2020 in Corvallis, OR
- Land Trust Alliance Rally 2020, National Land Conservation Conference, October 8-10, 2020 in Portland, OR
- New! Fire Ecology Across Boundaries: Connecting Science and Management, October 20-23, 2020 in Florence, Italy
- 4th Annual Cohesive Strategy Workshop, October 26-30, 2020 in Asheville, NC. SAVE THE DATE!

News: - The National Forest Foundation is gathering information from CFLRP collaboratives to contribute to the USDA Forest Service’s CFLRP 10-year report to Congress and to contribute to other products capturing lessons learned. By taking this National Forest Foundation survey your feedback can help improve the program. Survey deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.
- Oregon Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX), April 27-May 8, 2020 in Central OR and in Ashland, OR. Applications available at ow.ly/4KYv50xSox2. Apply by February 14th!
- NFPA and State Farm announce launch of the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day application process for grant funding to help support wildfire risk reduction projects. Apply by February 28th!
- Northeast Washington TREX, April 26-May 8, 2020 at Chewelah Peaks Learning Center. For more information, http://waprescribedfire.org/trex. Apply by March 2nd!
Visit the NW Fire Science Consortium website for additional information and resources.


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