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LANDFIRE 101 with Randy Swaty 9/17

Thank you for registering for today's webinar "LANDFIRE 101" with Randy Swaty, Fire Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy.

The webinar will begin promptly at Noon Eastern/11 am Central.

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Elements of the National Weather Service Fire Weather Forecast

Thanks to our great presenter, Casey Sullivan, and to everyone who joined us for this webinar on March 5. 

This webinar is now archived, and can be viewed on the website of our co-sponsor, the Lake States Fire Science Consortium.

To visit their website and view the archived webinar, please click on the following link or copy and paste into your browser:

A document with contact information for fire weather forecasters at National Weather Service field offices is now available to download here.

Casey Sullivan provided an overview of the National Weather Service fire weather forecast program and discussed elements of the fire weather forecast available to any fire practitioner. The hourly weather graph and definitions of surface winds were emphasized.

About the presenter:

Casey Sullivan is a forecaster and meteorologist at the National Weather Service, Chicago/Romeoville office and is the fire weather program manager. He is the fire weather program manager, acting as the liaison between the staff at the Chicago office and the local fire and land managers. He works with fire/land managers who perform prescribed fires or respond to wildfires, including staff at the U.S. Forest Service Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, National Park Service Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, home to more than 5 million residents.





Responses of a rare reptile to prescribed fire

This webinar was co-sponsored with the Lake States Fire Science Consortium. Thanks to our great presenter! The webinar is now archived on the Lake States' site:

Topic: Fire effects on rare species

When: February 13

Title: "Multi-scale Responses of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) to Prescribed Fire"

Presenter: Matthew D. Cross, Bowling Green State University