This field trip will provide participants with an opportunity to observe an experimental 10-acre prescribed burn, weather permitting, and learn about fire operations, effects, behavior, and fuel characterization methods. In addition, there will be a Prescribed Fire Council station with information about how to establish a State Council. The site selected is a prime example of frequently burned interior ponderosa pine systems found in the Northern Rockies.
The prescribed burn is weather dependent and the site may have already burned earlier in the week. In this case, all research equipment will still be on site for demonstrations to learn about the research being conducted and to foster discussions about expanding the use of prescribed fire through the co-production model of integrating researchers and managers. Equipment on site will include drones, 3-D fuel samplers, fire behavior packages, thermal cameras, and more. Researchers will be on hand at each station to discuss the on-going research.