Jun
18
to Jun 20

Fire and Fuels Monitoring Workshop

Fire and Fuels Monitoring Workshop

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June 18-20, 2019

Location: University of Minnesota - Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720

Lead Instructor: Brian Stearns, Huron-Manistee National Forests Huron Shores Ranger Station

Overview: This three-day, field and classroom-based workshop is open to all participants of any affiliation, and will introduce participants to: tools for selecting metrics that match management/restoration objectives; developing site-specific protocols for sampling; developing a monitoring handbook and monitoring protocols/program for your local ecosystems; and how to establish long-term monitoring and quantitative/qualitative data for wildfire risk assessment and evaluating the need for prescribed burns and other fuels treatments.

At Cloquet Forestry Center the natural communities we will be conducting hands-on field work in include: upland northern dry-mesic mixed woodlands, primarily multi-aged pine-dominated cover types with a variety of understory fuel conditions; northern wet meadow; and black spruce/tamarack forested wetlands.

Registration and LodgingThere is no registration fee for this 3-Day Workshop. Attendees are responsible for their own meals, travel and lodging. Lodging at government rate is being arranged with hotels in Cloquet, MN (about 3 miles from Cloquet Forestry Center). Since space is limited we require that you register with your name, email, and affiliation with Jack McGowan-Stinski, Lake States Fire Science Consortium, mcgowan-stinski.1@osu.edu. Additional information regarding lodging and materials will be emailed upon registration.

Agenda

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For any questions please contact Jack McGowan-Stinski, mcgowan-stinski.1@osu.edu, 989-287-1734

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Aug
12
to Aug 16

Grand Valley State University Prescribed Fire Course

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This course provides students with a basic introduction to wildland and prescribed fire ecology, behavior, and management. This is required training for all personnel seeking to become Wildland Firefighters under National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certification standards. NWCG certifications S-130, S-190, and L-180 are granted upon successful course completion.

A charge $370 of for food, lodging, instructors, and course materials is payable to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Bedding and towels will be provided. The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute charge covers your housing for four nights, facility usage, four breakfasts, four lunches, and five dinners during the course.

Payment to the Institute is completed here. Payment is due by July 15, 2019. No refunds after August 1, 2019. If you would like to have your registration billed to your organization, please contact Sara Syswerda at syswerdas@cedarcreekinstitute.org to make arrangements.

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MPFC Quarterly Meeting (Open to the Public!)
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

MPFC Quarterly Meeting (Open to the Public!)

The Michigan Prescribed Fire Council meets quarterly to discuss the status of our organization, while working to plan for future events, examine persistent problems, and communicate our successes. Meetings are from 10am-1pm, with snacks and coffee provided. While only Steering Committee members are permitted to vote, these meetings are open to the public. We’d love to see you there!

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MPFC Quarterly Meeting (Open to the Public!)
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

MPFC Quarterly Meeting (Open to the Public!)

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The Michigan Prescribed Fire Council meets quarterly to discuss the status of our organization, while working to plan for future events, examine persistent problems, and communicate our successes. Meetings are from 10am-1pm, with snacks and coffee provided. While only Steering Committee members are permitted to vote, these meetings are open to the public. We’d love to see you there!

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FFT2 Training - S130/190
Feb
28
to Mar 1

FFT2 Training - S130/190

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This training is a combination of supplemental classroom sessions and required field exercises in order to complete FFT2 Training and receive NWCG certificates. Registration fee includes training, materials, and meals. This 2-day capstone training to the online courses will be run like an overnight wildfire incident. The course will be led by Jeffery Corser from the Michigan DNR. The course costs a flat fee of $75.

Location: Fort Custer Training Center, 1201 Denso Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037

Date: February 28th - March 1st, 2019

Sign up link: Click here!

Please download the “Basic Firefighter (FFT2) Training Information” from the link below. The online modules can be completed anytime. Make sure you print and save the certificates at the end of each unit. Don’t forget to bring your certificates to the training!

Basic Firefighter (FFT2) Training Information

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5th Annual Burning Issues Workshop and MPFC Annual Meeting
Feb
5
to Feb 6

5th Annual Burning Issues Workshop and MPFC Annual Meeting

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This annual wildland fire workshop is designed to enable land managers, researchers, resource specialists, and fire practitioners an opportunity to hear and learn from different areas of expertise in a format which will help us to identify gaps in knowledge and communication, and work toward solutions to issues that complicate our collective wildland fire work.

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The Stewardship Network Webinar - Developing a Prescribed Fire Needs Assessment
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

The Stewardship Network Webinar - Developing a Prescribed Fire Needs Assessment

From the Stewardship Network’s Website:

Join us for our October 2018 Webcast!

Click HERE to view the webinar

Topic: Developing a Prescribed Fire Needs Assessment

Guests: Joshua Cohen, Helen Enander, & Clay Wilton; Michigan Natural Features Inventory

"Natural resources agencies currently invest a significant amount of resources developing prescribed burn plans. However, many proposed burns are never implemented, and the current burn system does not systematically evaluate all stands. Given that funding for implementing prescribed fire is finite, it is imperative that proposed burns be informed by the best available ecological information. Through this project, Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) has worked in conjunction with Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division staff to develop a prescribed fire needs assessment for WLD managed lands in Southern Lower Michigan. This prescribed fire needs assessment model can be extrapolated for other agencies and other fire-dependent geographies."

Event Provider: The Stewardship Network

Event Address: Your home computer or laptop!

State/County: Online

Event Date (EST): Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event Topic: Prescribed Fire, Habitat Restoration, Education and Outreach

Event Format: Presentation

Event Setting: Online

Event Cost: Free

Sign-up required?: No

Event Contact Name: Rob Luzynski

Event Contact Email: rob@stewardshipnetwork.org

https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/october-2018-webcast-developing-prescribed-fire-needs-assessment

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11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Sep
17
to Sep 19

11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium

Mark your calendar for the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. The event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. We have thirty (30) outstanding presentations and four (4) information-packed field tours for you to choose from. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center and the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott on the shores of Lake Erie.

 

Visit www.EasternNativeGrassSymposium.com to register!

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FFT2 Training (S-130/S-190)
Feb
22
to Feb 23

FFT2 Training (S-130/S-190)

  • Fort Custer Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click here to register.

This training is a combination of supplemental classroom sessions and required field exercises in order to complete FFT2 Training and receive NWCG certificates. Registration fee includes training, materials, and meals. This 2-day capstone training to the online courses will be run like an overnight wildfire incident. Please download the “Basic Firefighter (FFT2) Training Information” from the link below. The online modules can be completed anytime. Make sure you print and save the certificates at the end of each unit.

Basic Firefighter (FFT2) Training Information

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4th Annual Burning Issues Workshop & MPFC Annual Meeting
Feb
6
to Feb 7

4th Annual Burning Issues Workshop & MPFC Annual Meeting

  • Fort Custer National Training Center (FCTC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click here to register.

This annual wildland fire workshop is designed to enable land managers, researchers, resource specialists, and fire practitioners an opportunity to hear and learn from different areas of expertise in a format which will help us to identify gaps in knowledge and communication, and work toward solutions to issues that complicate our collective wildland fire work.

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Feb
5
3:30 PM15:30

Smoke TOOLS Workshop

REGISTRATION CLOSED (we've reached full capacity)

This one-day workshop has been designed to provide hands-on experience with new, easy-to-use, online tools, and is designed for anybody working in wildland fire – a good introductory workshop for those who have not had much smoke modeling and management exposure, or as an excellent refresher for those who have had another smoke course.

For more information go to this website

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