Day 1 (October 3, 2019 noon-5:00 p.m.)
The Miller Homestead fire burned over 165,000 acres West of Frenchglen leaving lasting impacts for the communities and wildlife that call this area home. In response to the 2012 fires--local, state and federal partners have expanded Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPA's) and their cooperation with BLM as well as restoration and research activities across public and private lands. The tour will provide a unique opportunity to walk the landscape and hear first-hand from community members about what fire response, recovery and restoration approaches are showing promise and the long road ahead on reestablishing sagebrush ecosystems.
Day 1 (October 3rd 2019 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
The Reception provides an opportunity for reflection and recognition of national, regional and local leaders working on sage-grouse conservation efforts and an open, informal gathering to catch up with partners over appetizers and adult beverages.
Day 2 (October 4th 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Come for the coffee (we promise not to run out this year), stay for the good news and partner updates about the latest and greatest implementation efforts across federal, state and local level. Highlights include:
- Welcome and highlights from local partners
- Status, trends and ongoing efforts to address threats in Oregon
- Regional and national perspectives on sage-grouse issues – where have we been and where are we going?
- Shaping the direction of SageCon in the upcoming year