Archived Webinars

John Saltenberger, Meteorologist Predictive Services Program Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, Portland OR presents: Climate & Weather Outlook for the 2015 Fire Season in the PNW
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Rebecca Flitcroft, Research Fish Biologist with the USFS PNW Research Station presents: Vulnerability of spring Chinook and bull trout to broad-scale disturbance processes: wildfire and climate change

Recorded February 9th

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Jessica Halofsky presents Fire severity and post-fire vegetation recovery in riparian areas of the Biscuit and B&B fires, Oregon


Recorded January 26th


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TNC has recently completed with the USFS R6 Ecology Program assessing forest restoration needs across eastern WA, eastern OR and southwest OR.  TNC Forest Conservation Director Mark Stern will give a brief introduction from his perspective as a TNC program director and participant in several forest collaboratives. TNC’s Chris Zanger, forest analyst, and Ryan Haugo, senior forest ecologist, will handle the bulk of the presentation. The study, A New Approach to Evaluate Forest Structure Restoration Needs Across Oregon and Washington, appears in the January 2015 issue of Forest Ecology and Management

Recorded December 2, 2014

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Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, brings it all together by looking at methodology involved in “Modifying LANDFIRE Data for Local Conditions,” so as to adapt LANDFIRE data for specific needs in the Northwest.  

Recorded April 2, 2014

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Ryan Haugo, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, presents “Using LANDFIRE Products: Assessing Restoration Needs in PNW Forests,” about key datasets that were used to quantify reference conditions for Oregon/Washington Region 6 areas.  

Recorded on February 26, 2014.

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Randy Swaty, Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, offers an intro “What is this thing called LANDFIRE?” with maps and examples specifically targeted to the Pacific Northwest region of the  U.S.  He will describes what LANDFIRE is, where to get the products, how you can use them, when and how often the data is updated and who to contact to learn more – all in 45 minutes or less!  Though examples and maps refer to PNW locations, information applies to all landscapes across the U.S.

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Webinar on the social motivation for firewise behavior in the Wildland Urban Interface. A discussion on effective ways to engage the public.

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A Case Study from Colorado Springs and the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.

Produced by David C. Kosling. A production of Creative Media and Broadcast Center USDA Office of Communications, Washington, D.C.

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Researchers describe ongoing research in Oregon and California on public perceptions of wildland and prescribed fire smoke. They focus on identifying factors that influence perceptions of smoke, and how communication in various forms may influence those perceptions.

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