Alaska Resource Planning for Fuel Treatment Projects Virtual Workshop

Description

With greater emphasis and funding directed at hazardous fuels and wildlife habitat enhancement projects, agency staff are tasked to prepare more plans for small-scale and landscape level vegetation treatments that involve many resource considerations. When federal funding, land, or authorizations are involved, then the NEPA process is required as well. While federal agencies already manage these types of projects typically in a team environment, this workshop is intended to improve understanding of the resource laws and regulations that must be complied with for both non-federal and federal projects to facilitate efficient collaboration among resource professionals and fuels specialists. Below are compiled materials from this workshop.

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Workshop Summary

Participant List

Survey Summary

Chat Summary

Agenda

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Presentation recordings and slides

Section 1 - Recording

900 - Workshop Introduction and Goals | Casey Burns & Marnie Graham, BLM 

915 - Fire and Fuels Research | Eric Miller, BLM Alaska Fire Service 

920 - Planning Process & Context | Sue Rodman, ADF&G 

925 - Purpose and Need | Casey Boespflug, BLM Alaska Fire Service 

945 - Fuels Treatment Methods | Tom St. Clair, BIA 

1000 - Questions & Discussion  

-Break  

Section 2 - Recording

1020 - Cultural Resources | Sarah Meitl, ADNR SHPO (additional resources: 106 Application | Human Remains Handout)

1035 - Air Quality and Smoke | Mark Smith, DEC 

1050 - Soil & Erosion | Erica Lamb, BLM 

1105 - Wetlands Permitting | Andrew Gray, Army Corps of Engineers 

1120 - Fish Habitat and Water Crossings | Todd 'Nik' Nichols, ADF&G 

1135 - Wildlife & Sensitive Species  | Casey Burns, BLM

1150 - Fire Ecology | Jennifer Barnes, National Park Service 

1205 - Questions & Discussion  

-Break (Lunch 1215-1300) 

Section 3 - Recording

1300 - Migratory Bird Treaty Act | Melissa Burns, USFWS 

1315 - Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act | Jordan Muir, USFWS 

1330 - Invasive Species | Ann Erickson, BLM 

1345 - Subsistence (ANILCA 810) | Erin Julianus, BLM (additional resources: ANILCA-Determinations, ANILC-2010-Update, Baseline-Subsistence-Characteristics)

1400 - Fostering Partnerships | Jared Hammatt, BLM & Kristi Bulock, AFSC 

1415 - Questions & Discussion  

-Break 

Section 4 - Recording

1430 – Breakout Groups  

1500 – Report Out 

1525 – Wrap Up and Evaluation  

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This workshop was an interagency effort coordinated by the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaska Division of Forestry, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. Many thanks to all agencies and staff who contributed to planning this event and speaking on the many topics.

Location: Online
Contact Name: Sue Rodman
Contact E-mail: sue.rodman@alaska.gov

Date(s)

Apr 7, 2022 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
AKDT

Categories

Type:

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips

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