Webinar - Bringing Fire and Postfire Response into Alignment: Addressing the Double Emergency of Fire and Postfire Impacts in Today’s Fire Environment

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Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium

This webinar brings together a panel of postfire response experts to reflect on their experiences in addressing community needs during recent large fires. The discussion will highlight important differences in fire and postfire response on federal and non-federal lands, and a consideration of existing tools and policies and how they can be strengthened. Both the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) and Western Governors’ Association are developing policies to address the gaps. Mike Zupko, WFLC Coordinator will share progress to date then the panel will tackle topics including treatment effectiveness, liability, and cross jurisdictional impacts. Fire practitioners and line officers are encouraged to attend to help us bridge the knowledge gap between fire and postfire response.

Panelist and presenters:

  • Anne Bradley, The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico
  • Cara Farr, US Forest Service, National BAER Team Leader
  • Micah Kiesow, US Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Katherine Rowden, National Weather Service/NOAA
  • Rich Schwab, National Park Service, National BAER Team
  • Mary Stuever, New Mexico State Forestry, Chama District Forester
  • Mike Zupko, National Wildland Fire Leadership Council

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