Fueling Collaboration is an interactive virtual Panel Discussion Series designed to connect fire managers and researchers. Fueling Collaboration is created and hosted by the USDA Forest Service Northern and Southern Research Stations, and the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Fire Science Exchanges in the Eastern U.S. The Series was launched in 2020 with the goal of connecting people throughout the region and across disciplines, exploring emerging fire science research and management considerations.
We often view prescribed fire simply as an alternative to wildfire and as little more than a tool for fuel reduction. This panel will share some of the benefits of controlled burns that go beyond that notion. We'll explore using "goodfire" for food production, reducing disease transmission and more!
- Jen Bunty (moderator) - Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists
- Mac Callaham - US Forest Service, Southern Research Station
- Ben Jones - Ruffed Grouse & American Woodcock Society
- Additional panelists to be announced