Archived Webinars

Debunking social myths in wildland fire

Sponsored by Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Recorded February 27, 2013 - 12:45pm
Presented by Dr. Sarah McCaffrey

Debunking Social Myths in Wildland Fire

As more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public will be central to many efforts to minimize fire risk and improve forest health.  One barrier to effectively engaging the public may be that many of the accepted descriptions related to the public and wildfire are based primarily on conventional wisdoms that may or may not hold. 

Management of cheatgrass fuel loading in the shrub-steppe

Sponsored by Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Recorded February 12, 2013 - 12:15pm
Presented by Dr. Steven Link

Management of Cheatgrass Fuel Loading in the Shrub-Steppe

Managing cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) has been and remains a difficult matter for land and fire managers in the Columbia Basin and elsewhere in the Intermountain West.  Experiments were conducted at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia National Wildlife Refuge starting in 2002 to investigate the effect of herbicides, their concentrations, repeated herbicide application, fire, and seeding on fuel load and establishment of competitive bunchgrasses.  In addition, the relationship among community types (fuel loading) and the probability of a carrying fire was determined.