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Apr 29 2024 PST

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips

April 29 - May 10, 2024, Bend OR

There is widespread recognition within conservation, restoration, and land management agencies across the state of the need to increase ecologically-based, landscape restoration. To do so will require the expanded use of prescribed fire to achieve a wide range of desired outcomes. Significant barriers exist to expanded application of fire to achieve restoration and stewardship benefits in fire-adapted ecosystems. Such challenges highlight the need for collaboration between
local, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations to achieve our shared goal of increased application of prescribed fire for ecological, economic, and social benefits. Ongoing complementary efforts like the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, the Fire Learning Network, the Fire-Adapted Communities Network, and the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council underscore the timelinessof cross-organizational cooperative efforts to develop new tools, partnerships, resources, and strategies to increase the quality, pace, and scale of fire-adapted ecosystem restoration.

The objective of the two-week TREX program is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing their understanding of prescribed fire use to restore fire-adapted ecosystems. Participants will learn, practice, and share knowledge, skills, and experience in a unique, hands-on training environment focused on the ecological, social, communications, monitoring, and operational dimensions of planning and implementing ecologically based prescribed fire. The registration fee is $300, with a limited number of scholarships available.