At the University of Minnesota Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative’s December 2016 Fire in Minnesota’s Forests workshop, the issue of smoke management during prescribed burns came up. They are offering a one-day hands-on indoor Smoke TOOLS workshop reviewing available online tools and techniques to predict and manage smoke on your prescribed burns or on wildfire response.
You will need to bring a laptop, power cord, and information from burns on your home unit (location, size, rough idea of fuels present, rough idea of prescription [winds, relative humidity], and location of smoke sensitive receptors) to use the online tools during the workshop. If you don’t have this information, they can use sample or hypothetical numbers.
This workshop is offered at no charge thanks to sponsorship from the US Forest Service, the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, the Lake States Fire Sciences Consortium, and the University of Minnesota.
Instructor: Trent Wickman, US Forest Service, Eastern Region
Cost: Free, but you must register to attend
Items to bring: laptop, power cord, lunch
Continuing Education Credits: TBD