Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap between Science and Management

Jan 30, 2018 - All Day
Jan 31, 2018 - All Day
Feb 1, 2018 - All Day
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay - 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101

Presentation Themes
Lessons from Gatlinburg
25-minute presentations followed by panel discussion.
The focus of this session is to use the 2016 wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as an incident in which to highlight every angle of science used and/or needed during the incident. For example, operations challenges with emergency management research implications; fire history, meteorological, and management conditions leading up to the event; after-action fire effects and social implications.
Smoke, Weather, & Planning Tools
20-minute presentations plus brief Q&A.
Smoke is an ever-present issue for the North Atlantic region, where we are never far from the wildland-urban interface. Managers want to know what tools are out there to help plan and execute successful prescribed fire operations, as well as meet or exceed expectations from state air quality monitors. Real-time weather applications for wild and prescribed fire as well as planning tools are all of interest to managers.
Spatial Tools for Fire Management
15-minute presentations plus Q&A.
Remotely-sensed data from satellites and spatial monitoring and modeling using geographic information systems are becoming more and more useful for landscape planning as well as fire effects monitoring. LiDaR can estimate structure and spectral indices can indicate health. All of these technologies are of interest to managers and wildfire scientists.
Fire, Fuels, & Silvicultural Tools
15-minute presentations plus Q&A.
What does it take to enter a forest and burn for the first time in 30 years? How do we prevent widespread insect damage and fuel loading? What silvicutural tools are designed to emulate fire and why? These are some of the questions managers in the region need answered.
Open Topic Sessions
15-minute presentations plus brief Q&A.
Highly-relevant topics that don’t fit into a particular theme, but that should be ‘known to everyone’ in our region and beyond. E.g. fire and invasives, fire ecology and decision-making, climate and fire, etc.
Ignite Talks
7-minute “flash talks.”
Quick 7-minute talks on a current problem in management that needs scientific help, or a science problem that needs managers help. Also welcome are quick updates on well-known places or topics in the region.
Technology Tools
10-minute interactive presentations.
Similar to the ‘gadget hour,’ these 10-minute talks will describe the latest and greatest in technological research in wildland fire science. Managers and scientists that have created their own technological tricks to find out what they need to know are welcome to share.

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Contact Name : Amanda Mahaffey
Contact Email: amanda@forestguild.org || get directions