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Nov 16 2023 | 11:00am - 12:30pm EST

Webinars, Seminars and Presentations


Eric Evenson, NAFSE Science Communications Specialist

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.

This panel discussion will explore how different types of fire history information (Indigenous Knowledge and physical archives), when considered together, provide improved context for understanding the ecologies and processes that are linked to the restoration and stewardship of fire-adapted communities. The panelists include Indigenous Knowledge holders and practitioners, and experts in tree-ring, sedimentary, and archeological fire history, who have collaboratively used fire history information to bridge cultures and knowledge systems. The discussion will use case studies in the Upper Great Lakes Region where a diverse set of partners wove these types of knowledge together to restore culture fire to the benefit of globally-rare pine barrens communities.


  • Dr. Evan Larson (moderator) - University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  • Dan Devault - Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Dr. Sean Dunham - US Forest Service, Chippewa National Forest
  • Marcie Gotchie - US Forest Service, Chippewa National Forest
  • Dr. Kurt Kipfmueller - University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Elizabeth Lynch - Luther College
  • Damon Panek - Mississippi Band of White Earth Ojibwe
  • Dr. Gregor Schuurman - National Park Service, Climate Change Response Program