[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

E-M:/ Prescribed Fire Workshop



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enviro-Mich message from bgrese@umich.edu
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Below is information about the upcoming Prescribed Fire Workshop on August 
2-3 hosted by the Southern Michigan Prescribed Fire Council.  Please note 
that registration has been extended to this next Friday, July 19th.

Thanks, Bob

Robert E. Grese
Director, Nichols Arboretum
Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

SOUTHERN MICHIGAN PRESCRIBED (RX) FIRE COUNCIL
THIRD ANNUAL WORKSHOP


The Southern Michigan Prescribed Fire Council was formed to address the 
issues of using prescribed fire in a safe, proper, and effective way, and 
to raise awareness on the use of prescribed fire.  On August 2 and 3, 2002 
we will host the Third Annual Prescribed Fire Council Workshop at the 
Michigan State Library/Historical Center in Lansing. The agenda and 
registration for the workshop are included below.  If you would like more 
information, check out our website at www.firecouncil.org


SOUTHERN MICHIGAN PRESCRIBED (RX) FIRE COUNCIL
THIRD ANNUAL WORKSHOP
AGENDA FOR DAY ONE - FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 2002
TECHNICAL SESSION - ALL WELCOME
MICHIGAN STATE LIBRARY/HISTORICAL CENTER

Forum Auditorium

8:00 - 9:00 a.m		Registration

9:00 - 9:20 a.m		State of the Fire Council

9:20 - 10:10 a.m	Monitoring Fire Effects

10:10 - 10:40 a.m	Break

10:40 - 11:30 a.m	Fighting Aliens with Fire:  Ecological Impacts of Fire on 
Invasive Species

11:30-12:30 p.m.	Lunch

12:30 - 1:20 p.m.	Burning in Oak Systems with Karner Blue Butterfly as a 
Case Study

1:20- 2:10 p.m.		The Effects of Prescribed Fire on Grassland Birds: An 
Analysis and Comparison of Long- and Short-Term Responses

2:10 - 2:40 p.m.	Break

2:40 - 3:30 p.m.	Incidents, Escapes, and Burning in the Urban Interface

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.	Meeting wrap-up


AGENDA FOR DAY TWO - SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 2002*
GENERAL SESSION - ALL WELCOME
MICHIGAN STATE LIBRARY/HISTORICAL CENTER


Morning Sessions in Forum Auditorium

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.	Registration (South Entrance)

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.	Welcome and Overview of Council

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.	Prescribed Burn Planning

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.	Break

10:45-12:00 p.m.	Break-out Groups to Write a Demonstration Mock Burn Plan 
(Plan will be implemented in afternoon)
Group 1: Grassland Burn
Group 2: Forest Understory Burn
Group 3: Wetland Burn
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.	Lunch

Afternoon Sessions in Parking Lots

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.	Fire Equipment Stations (Ignition, Holding, 
Communications, Weather)

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.	Pre-burn Briefing and Implementation of Mock Burn Plans 
(From plans developed in morning)

Forum Auditorium

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.	Post-burn Review and Meeting Wrap-up


*Today's session will focus on developing several specific burn plans.  We 
will then implement these plans and experience a burn in a mock situation. 
The morning planning process will address weather, fuel load, equipment and 
crew needs.  In the afternoon we will assemble in the parking area and 
conduct mock burns.  Although actual fire will not be possible, 
responsibilities will be assigned and burn plans will be implemented and 
followed as if we were conducting a prescribed fire.


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:
Please complete the registration form below and return it with your check 
by July 19, 2002 to:
SMPFC, c/o The Nature Conservancy, 2840 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 5, 
Lansing, MI 48823.
Your check should be made payable to "The Nature Conservancy - Fire 
Council."  Cost is $25 for one
day and $50 for both days.  Lunch is included.   There will be vegetarian 
options both days. (Friday: taco bar, Saturday: lasagna). You will receive 
confirmation by email.  See attached map with parking options
for downtown Lansing.  If you have any questions please call or email 
Sherri Laier at The Nature Conservancy:  517.332.1741  slaier@tnc.org


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
- - - - - - - - - -

Southern Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Annual Workshop
REGISTRATION FORM

LAST NAME: ________________________________  FIRST NAME: 
_____________________

ORGANIZATION: 
_______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: 
_____________________________________________________________________

CITY:____________________________________  STATE: ______  ZIP 
CODE:_____________

PHONE:_____________________  FAX:__________________ 
EMAIL:____________________


Will you bring a freestanding poster or display?  	?  Yes	? No
Which day(s) will you attend?			?  Friday	? Saturday 	




==============================================================
ENVIRO-MICH:  Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.   Archives at
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/enviro-mich/

Postings to:  enviro-mich@great-lakes.net      For info, send email to
majordomo@great-lakes.net  with a one-line message body of  "info enviro-mich"
==============================================================