From Flames to Forest: Past, Present, and Future Fires for Sustaining our Forests and Wildlife
June 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Southern Blue Ridge Prescribed Burn Association and Working Lands for Wildlife will provide a great snapshot of the history and relationship between fire, forests, and wildlife.
Registration link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/
Continuing Education Credits (pending approval) Society of American Foresters, Wildlife Society, USDA-NRCS
Date: Tuesday, June 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction, Charlie Faires, Forester, Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society
11:10 – 11:35 Fire History Paradigms: What’s “Natural”?, Dr. Kevin Robertson, Fire Ecology Research Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station
11:35 – 12:00 p.m. Forest and Fire Ecology: Understanding the Relationship Between Forests and Fire, Dr. Heather Alexander, Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology, Auburn University
12:00 – 12:05 p.m. Break
12:05 – 12:30 Disturbance Dependent Wildlife: Fire as a Tool for Wildlife Management, Dr. Ben Jones, President and CEO, Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society
12:30 – 12:55 Managing Forests with Fire: Fire as a Silvicultural Tool, Dr. Tara Keyser, Research Forest and Director of the Center for Forest Restoration and Management, United States Forest Service
1:00 – 1:25 A Community of Practice: Implementing Prescribed Fire at Scale, Adam Warwick, Southern Blue Ridge and Fire Leaning Network Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy
1:25 Panel Discussion with Lecturers