Tune in to the Science For Managers Webinar Series:


Using an Understanding of Stream and Riparian Geomorphic

Sensitivity and Ecological Resilience to Guide Management


April 25 and 27 | 10:00 - 11:00 MT


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Join us for the two-part Science for Managers webinar series cohosted by:

  • Dr. Jerry Miller, Blanton J. Whitmire Professor of Environmental Science at Western Carolina University
  • Dr. Mark Lord, Professor of Geology at Western Carolina University
  • Dr. Jeanne Chambers, emeritus senior scientist with USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station RMRS emeritus senior scientist Jeanne Chambers.


Part one will provide a framework for assessing and characterizing the geomorphic sensitivity and ecological resilience of upland watersheds based on their predominant processes and the controls on these processes.


Part two will provide a framework for understanding and characterizing the ecological value and hydrologic support for meadows and for identifying key threats.


For more details visit the event page here.


9 a.m. April 25, 2023

Maximizing the effectiveness of fuel treatments at the landscape scale is a key research and management need given the inability to treat all areas at risk from wildfire, and there is a growing body of scientific literature assessing this need. Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists, in collaboration with the Joint Fire Science Network, synthesized existing science on landscape-scale fuel treatment effectiveness in North American ecosystems through a systematic literature review.

A recent report, Effectiveness of fuel treatments at the landscape scale: State of understanding and key research gaps, provides key findings from four literature synthesis documents (concepts and fuel treatment effectiveness measurements, empirical, simulation, and case studies) that evaluate the extent to which landscape fuel treatments mitigate adverse effects of wildfire, provide opportunities to manage fire for beneficial effects of wildfire, provide opportunities for cost efficient fire suppression strategies, maximize fire responder safety, provide results to inform future fuel treatment planning, and identify research gaps.

Event Details

Join the Joint Fire Science Network and Rocky Mountain Research Station for the Landscape Fuel Treatment Effectiveness webinar on Wednesday, April 5 from 11:00 - 12:30 MT. Regsitration is required.

Four Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists will present their latest research followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. 

  1. Lessons learned from wildland fire case studies | Ali Urza, Research Ecologist
  2. Quantifying forest wildfire hazard and fuel treatment effectiveness from stands to landscapes | Sharon Hood, Research Ecologist
  3. Fuel treatment scenarios tested through simulation studies | Jeff Ott, Research Ecologist
  4. Is there empirical evidence for landscape-level fuel treatment effectiveness? | Shawn McKinney, Writer/Editor

register: https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/rmrs/products/multimedia/webinars/effec...


10 a.m. April 5, 2023

Springs Monitoring for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative in Northern Arizona

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM Pacific/2:00 PM Mountain/3:00 PM Central

Presenter: Larry Stevens, Ph.D., Springs Stewardship Institute

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The Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) aims to restore 2.4 million acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forest across four national forests in Northern Arizona to improve forest resilience to climate change and reduce the risk of increasingly frequent and severe wildfires. Treatments such as mechanical thinning and prescribed burns are anticipated to impact springs in the project area—keystone ecosystems of landscapes, and indicators of environmental change. However, there has been limited monitoring of the more than 20,000 springs throughout the Colorado River basin. The Springs Stewardship Institute is in year four of a five-year study monitoring how treatments affect spring ecosystems and influence aquifer recharge. The results will improve knowledge of spring ecosystems and inform future management considerations.

Dr. Larry Stevens is the Director of the Springs Stewardship Institute and Curator of Ecology at the Museum of Northern Arizona. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Northern Arizona University and served as the ecologist for Grand Canyon National Park for several years. Well respected in the field of ecology, Dr. Stevens was the editor for Red Lake Books, has served on many ecological councils in Arizona, conducted research on biogeography and springs ecology, and published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.


2 p.m. March 21, 2023

SCIENCE x Fire: Looking toward the future

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  • Historical and future fire in temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, presented by Matt Reilly
  • Southern Forest Outlook:  Fire Chapter highlights, presented by Danny Lee 
  • Geographically & topically integrated wrap-up, presented by Jens Stevens



Noon March 3, 2023

SCIENCE x Fire: Fire Behavior

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  • Wildland fire behavior and ignition, presented by Sara McAllister 
  • 3D, time dependent, fire behavior models: What they do and the need for observational datasets, presented by Ruddy Mell
  • Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) and wildfire monitoring, presented by Matt Dickinson



Noon March 1, 2023

Join the Rocky Mountain Research Station for the Spring 2023 Science You Can Use webinar series featuring seven land-manager-focused webinars presented by Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists and collaborators. These one-hour sessions will begin with concise presentations followed by Q&A and discussion. Webinars will be hosted on Zoom. Continuing credits for SAF and The Wildlife Society will be available. Webinars will be held at 10 am Mountain on Wednesdays starting February 8th through March 30th. 




10 a.m. March 29, 2023

Engaging Private Forest Owners in Carbon Solutions and Markets: Learning from three S&PF Landscape Scale Restoration projects

Event details

2/15/2023, 12:00 PM - 2/15/2023, 1:30 PM

Time zone: (UTC-07:00) Arizona

Microsoft Teams meeting

Captions and keyboard commands will be available. If you have access questions or requests, e.g., ASL or other language interpretation, contact Sherri Wormstead by Feb. 6. We plan to record this webinar.


Melinda Gable, Executive Director, Forest Landowner Foundation. Melinda has been advancing natural resource policy issues for 25 years. Her focus is on accomplishing measured results benefiting stakeholders, the economy, and the environment. She has worked with the Archery Trade Association, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, National Sporting Library & Museum, Outdoor Channel, The Land Report, Southern Group of State Foresters, and Association of Consulting Foresters.

Charlie Levesque, President, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC. Charlie is President of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, a northeastern-based consulting firm working in forest sustainability, management, carbon, forest industry development and renewable energy. He also serves as Executive Director of the North East State Foresters Association (NEFA), a non-profit of the state foresters in the northeastern states. Through NEFA he coordinates the USDA Forest Service funded Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program - an effort to reach key audiences about the latest info on forest carbon and forest carbon markets.

Brittany Wienke, Forest Projects Manager, The Nature Conservancy in NY. Brittany manages the Working Woodlands program in NY, uniting the voluntary carbon market, conservation easements, and forest certification for long-term forest protection, improved management, and resilience of NY’s forests.

Chris Zimmerman, Forest Restoration Strategy Lead, The Nature Conservancy in NY. Chris has worked on developing and implementing a management strategy to improve forest resilience and maintain carbon stocks. Currently, he is coordinating the Family Forest Carbon Program in NY.


Registration: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/5zZb7e4BvE6GfuA8-g1Glw,aoDVTe17...


Noon Feb. 15, 2023

Fueling Collaboration

December 15 | January 19 | February 16

9:00 - 10:30 MT


The USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Southern Research Station, and the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) exchange networks in the eastern U.S. are excited to offer Fueling Collaboration, for a third season!


Fueling Collaboration is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to connect fire managers and researchers. Each discussion will be built on questions from the registered attendees. We're working to bring people together to discuss, explore, and address the latest fire science and fire management issues across the eastern U.S.


Learn and discuss Fire and Water on December 15, Fire and Wildlife on January 19, and Prescribed Burning in the Eastern WUI on February 16.


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9 a.m. Jan. 19, 2023
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