2023 AWFCG Fuels Treatment Planning Workshop


With greater emphasis and funding directed at hazardous fuels and wildlife habitat enhancement projects, agency staff are tasked to prepare more plans for vegetation treatments. The 2023 interagency workshop, hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and the AWFCG Interagency Fuels Management Committee, will follow up on the April 2022 interagency workshop, which emphasized understanding and compliance of resource laws and regulations. The 2023 agenda will focus more on project planning and implementation and is attached. The workshop will be both in person at UAF and online. Zoom information is in the agenda. In person capacity is limited, so we require registration, but participation is open and free. In person participants will need to pay for on campus parking ($5 for a day pass, available at kiosks). 

The workshop will be followed on Wednesday, March 8 by a joint meeting of the AWFCG Fuels Management and Fire Research Development and Application committees and relevant researchers; please contact Alison York to express interest in participating if you are not a member of the committees. Agenda for that meeting is attached.



Fuels Treatment Types in Alaska – Chris Demers

Treatment and monitoring in thinned forests - Jennifer Barnes

Treatment and monitoring in shear blading - Eric Miller

Agency requirements/policy on monitoring and fuels treatment - Jennifer Hrobak

Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald Eagle nesting sites - Nichole Bjornlie

BLM Contract Crew – Hudson Plass

State of Alaska EFF Crew Update – Darren Finley

Fuels Success Story: Central Kenai Fuel Breaks – Nathan Lojewski

Forest Health Considerations - Jason Moan

Socio-ecological considerations for sustainAble Fuel treatments to Reduce wildfire Risk: SAFRR – Jennifer Schmidt

Interagency Fuel Treatment Mapping Project AWFCG Tasking – Tom St Clair


Location: Room 501 International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Address: 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK (get directions)
Contact Name: Alison York
Contact E-mail: ayork@alaska.edu

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Mar 7, 2023 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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