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Black Forest Fire, June 11, 2013 (Photo Credit: AP)
In less than two weeks community leaders, elected officials and fire agency leaders will gather in Glenwood Springs, CO from April 16 - 17 to explore the true cost of wildfires and the short and long-term impacts of a large wildland fire.
Sessions will include discussions about Fire Adapted Communities (FAC), land-use planning, community wildfire protection plans, managing wildfire hazards, and success and failures in utilizing incentives, regulations and policies. Peter M. Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research in Fort Collins, CO will be the keynote presenter.
“This conference is an absolute must for policymakers and practitioners interested in seeing the big picture related to wildland fire impacts. The presentations and discussions will elevate attendees understanding of economic, community, land use and policy implications of wildfires from the local and national perspectives and provide real-world solutions for preparing communities for the next wildfire threat,” says Molly Mowery, member of the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Learning Network Leadership Team.
In addition to impactful presentations there will be invaluable opportunities to network with fire agency leaders, research scientists, elected officials, and NGO’s.  For more information and to register visit www.wildfire-colorado.com.