Nov 22, 2016
Autumn: A Season of… Webinars!
Authors: Emily Troisi
There has been a plethora of great virtual workshops lately! Webinars can come in all sorts of formats – some are interactive, while others are presentations from either a panel of experts or a single presenter. They range from short soundbites to long sessions and may focus on skill-building, information sharing or a combination of both. These past few months, webinars have focused on a variety of topics related to fire adapted communities!
Here is a summary of my favorite, recent webinars:
This Firewise webinar features three stories of successful community wildfire risk reduction. The stories come from Colorado, Idaho and Washington (featuring FAC Net member Jerry McAdams from Boise Fire Department and affiliate member Patrick Haggerty from the Cascadia Conservation District).
Hosted by the Southern Fire Exchange, this webinar featured FAC Net member Justice Jones, from the Austin Fire Department. It focused on the use of prescribed fire in urban forest management. There were a ton of great questions, as well as interesting stories shared.
This webinar from the Center on Network Science covered how to map both research findings and people’s experiences (documented through interviewing and collaborative mapping approaches). These methods can help bridge the gap between academia and practice and are extremely helpful in the world of FAC.
(Note: this recording is not currently available, but it should be soon. It can be found on the channel linked above when it is available).
The WiRē team is a Colorado-based, interdisciplinary research collaboration that is collecting household and community level data to inform the development of wildfire education programs. This webinar features James Meldrum (Fort Collins Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey); Patricia Champ (USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station); Chris Barth (Bureau of Land Management); and Lilia Falk (West Region Wildfire Council).
Before you go!
Lastly, make sure to check out FAC Net’s YouTube Channel. That is where we post the recordings of our webinars, which range in focus from engaging with homeowners, to community wildfire protection plans, to social science and more!