Sponsor: Council for Watershed Health
Join to seek to better understand wildfire effects on communities and the health of our watersheds! Expert panelists will share recent education efforts, guidelines, and research on the physical, cultural and ecological conditions related to increasing frequency and scale of wildfires in our region.
Since the symposia after the Griffith Park Fire in 2007 and after the Station Fire in 2009, Council for Watershed Health (CWH) has sought to continue convenings around local fire preparedness, defensible space, environmental impacts, and the increasing frequency of wildfires in our region. It is their goal to contribute to a shared understanding amongst stakeholders on the watershed issues of the day, gather lessons learned and disseminate best practices and strategies for healthier watersheds.
Each of the three webinars will consist of short presentations and moderated panel discussions by leading experts in Wildland Fire Research, Land Management, Air Quality, Water Quality, Flood Control, Weeds and Wildlife, Land Use Planning, and Utility Services.
This Symposium will:
- Examine agency/utility wildfire safety, mitigation measures and resiliency planning for future fire weather
- Learn about research focused on wildfire effects on water quality (sediment, contaminants) and water supply in our region and how we can improve our practices
- Discuss how forests, shrublands and rivers are recovering or being impacted by invasive plants and biodiversity loss
- Understand how state and local agencies are preparing and responding to increased threat of wildfire
Who will attend?
Planning and Public Works Professionals, Water Resources Professionals, Land Managers Public Health Professionals, Local Business Leaders, Civil Engineers, Regulators, Land Managers, Researchers, Education and Extension Specialists, Public Health Professionals, Developers, Landscape Architects, Community Based Organizations, Academics, Students, and any and all other interested parties.