DOI Wildland Fire Workshop (online)

Description

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DETAILS

  • What: 2021 DOI Wildfire Workshop
  • When: Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19; noon to 4pm Eastern
  • Where: online with WebEx
  • Format: a variety of sessions arranged in two half-days to accommodate a range of time-zones
  • Themes: Connecting the DOI wildland fire science and land management communities, to increase collaboration, and to develop strategies for supporting the Administration’s priorities in:
    • Climate Change
    • Racial Equity

WORKSHOP GOALS

  • Convening the wildland fire “community of practice” (broadly defined)
    • on a recurring basis
    • in response to short-term demands (e.g., EOs, SOs)
  • Bring together scientists, decision-makers, land managers, and other practitioners
    • Are the scientists working on developing the products the decision-makers and land managers need?
    • Are the decision-makers and land managers aware of what the scientists have developed?
  • Bring together people across DOI working on different aspects of wildland fire
  • Identify goals for the DOI wildland fire community
  • Identify high-priority actions for the community
  • Develop short-term recommendations for DOI leadership (that can be implemented between now and April 2023)
  • Produce a synthesis document from the small-group working sessions

DRAFT AGENDA

Day 1

Session 1: Panel presentation:
     How do the Administration's priorities intersect with wildland fire?

Session 2: Lightning Round A
     (5-minute presentations on current research, initiatives, and projects)

Session 3: Small-Group Working Session:
     Wildland fire management and the climate crisis
     What should DOI do to address the climate crisis?

Day 2

Session 4: Lightning Round B
     (5-minute presentations on current research, initiatives, and projects)

Session 5: Small-Group Working Session:
     Wildland fire management and equity concerns
     What should DOI do to improve racial equity and wildland fire management outcomes
     for disadvantaged communities?