Free webinar: how fire scars record the past and forecast the future

Blog Post created by faithberry Employee on Feb 11, 2015

North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange

At the meeting for the North Eastern Forest Fire Protection Compact that I attended in Maine, I met a new group that was formed out of a need for the compact to gain knowledge of fire science research locally and be able to provide foresters with field trip and webinar opportunities.  NE Compact 2This new group is called The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange (NAFSC).The NAFSC is the newest member of the Joint Fire Science Program.   They are also developing webinar opportunities that might be of interest for North Atlantic States and our neighbors in Canada.  

They have forwarded to us here at the NFPA a webinar opportunity, Fire scars record the dynamics of ecosystem combustion in the Northeast.  The presenter is Dr. Richard Guyette from the University of Missouri.This free webinar will be held February 26, 2015 at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time.

It will cover the question, what can fire scars tell us about wildland fire rates in the Northeast under a changing climate? In the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange's second webinar, Dr. Richard Guyette will discuss the application of a combustion model derived from fire scar data to predict fire probability in the Northeast.  Stay tuned for more free webinar opportunities to grow your knowledge of fire science.

Fire Scar
Fire scars evident from 1820, 1827, 1851, 1871, 1891, and 1925. Photo by Lauren Howard. 

This webinar is an excellent opportunity for land managers, wildland firefighters, Firewise Community members, college students, and researchers to get an interesting look at this field of study. Stay tuned to the Fire Break for more free webinar opportunities in the future.