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Aug 13 2013 | 8:00am - 3:30pm MDT

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips


Josh Howie


Monument Fire Center
Monument, CO

Minimizing the adverse effects of smoke from wildland fire on human health and visibility requires estimates of fuels characteristics, fuel consumption, and emissions production. This information is used by dispersion models to estimate smoke concentrations downwind of fires and for emission inventories and permitting by regulatory agencies. This workshop/webinar will introduce and demonstrate several software tools available for providing the information necessary for effective smoke management and regulation.

Presenters: Roger Ottmar, Clint Wright, Pacific Wildland Fire Science Laboratory, Paul Langowski, USFS Rocky Mountain Region

The workshop/webinar will be followed by a 2-hour hands-on demonstration of the software tools for available individuals at the Monument Work Center. The tools that will be demonstrated include 1) Digital Photo Series, 2) Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS), 3) Consume, and 4) Pile Calculator. All participants can load the FCCS and Consume onto their computers by following the provided directions. The Digital Photo Series ( and the Pile Calculator ( are web-based tools available to anyone with an internet connection.


If you wish to attend the short course on-site at the Monument Fire Center please submit your name and agency affiliation to Josh Howie (Southern Rockies Fire Science Network) by close of business, Wednesday August 7, 2013. On site attendence will be limited to 25 individuals. If this limit is exceeded, individuals not selected will be notified no later close of business August 9, 2013.

Update as of August 12! On-Site Registration Extended (only a few spots left!): Send name and agency affiliation to


To register - Webinar ID: 151-379-283

This webinar is being offered in partnership with the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network. Go to for details on how to participate in the webinar.