CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section – Technical Workshop

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CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Technical Workshop

Integrating Wildland Fire Risk in Forest Management Planning


November 22, 2017 (Wednesday)

Chateau Louis, 11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Who should attend?
Practitioners interested in expanding their understanding of wildfire and learning how to account for fire in their management of forest lands to sustain resilient forests, industries and communities.

What topics will be covered?
A diverse lineup of speakers from government and academia will be sharing their expertise on:

  • Wildfire and climate change
  • FireSmart and the wildland urban interface (WUI)
  • Fire risk assessment at community and landscape scales
  • Fuel management and silvicultural strategies for reducing fire risk
  • First Nations fire management
  • Fire, caribou and protected areas

Keynote Presentation Wildlands fuel and how it can be manipulated to minimize wildfire in the Northern Rocky Mountains of the USA – Robert Keane, USDA Forest Service

Presentations and Agenda:





7:45 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Meeting Introduction
8:45 – 9:30  Keynote: Robert Keane  Wildlands fuel and how it can be manipulated to minimize wildfire in the Northern Rocky Mountains of the USA USDA Forest Service
9:30 – 10:00  Mike Flannigan Future climate and risk of fire University of Alberta
10:00 – 10:30  Break
10:30 – 11:00    Laura Stewart  FireSmart and the wildland urban interface (WUI).  FireSmart Canada
11:00 – 11:30  Jen Beverly  Fire risk at community and neighborhood scales  University of Alberta
11:30 – 12:00  Dave Schroeder  Fire behaviour and fuels management at the stand level  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Ted Gooding Incorporating wildfire into forest management plans in Alberta FORCORP
1:30 – 2:00 Dirk Kloss The Ontario experience of incorporating fire in timber management planning Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
2:00 – 2:30 Neal McLoughlin Wildfire risk management planning Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
 2:30 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Sonja Leverkus Using cultural knowledge to manage fire-prone landscapes. Shifting Mosaics Consulting, Fort Nelson   BC
3:30 – 4:00 Chris Stockdale and Quinn Barber Fire risk and management of caribou habitat and protected areas: an overview of current Canadian Forest Service research Canadian Forest Service
4:00 – 4:15

Wrap-up – Discussion


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