This annual wildland fire workshop is designed to enable land managers, researchers, resource specialists, biologists, ecologists 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.
Over the two days we will have a keynote address, explore topic areas that are relevant across the State of Michigan and the Upper Midwest, and have interactive opportunities including panel discussions and breakout sessions. These discussions and sessions are an opportunity for participants from a wide range of organizations and experiences to engage with each other on specific issues. These sessions are planned with and for the diverse community interacting around fire-related issues, and seek to build the understanding and communication to support further work toward collaborative solutions.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hiers, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, “Exorcising Natural Fire Precisionism”
Thanks to Fort Custer Training Center (FCTC) we are able to keep costs low with a reasonable registration fee (includes lunch, snacks and coffee both days
): Regular registration $65 and a Reduced Rate registration for students/volunteers/private landowners at $35. When the registration link is opened please contact Jack McGowan-Stinski to get the reduced rate Promo code; reduced rate is limited quantity.
Lodging: Available at FCTC at a maximum rate of $50/night. Other lodging options are located in Kalamazoo, MI. [Note: Rooms at FCTC are semi-private; a single twin bed with a shared bathroom (toilet and shower) with one adjacent room.] Call 269.731.6126 to reserve your lodging at FCTC.
NOTE: For Federal Employees, this Workshop falls under the definition of a training, which means no meetings management is necessary. Attendees will simply need approval from a supervisor/budget manager to pay the registration fee. Please see the Burning Issues webpage which has the excerpt defining training.