Workshop Proposals

Have an idea for a workshop in our region? Send us an email at tpos.firescience (at) gmail.com

Upcoming Workshops

Oak Barrens Monitoring to Inform Management Webinar and Workshop

Part 1 - Webinar

Live - 12 pm, July 22 and on-demand (recorded) July 23-Aug. 5

The webinar will cover important background information so that we can focus on hands-on activities on August 7.

Part 2 - Field Day

Aug. 7, 2019 @ Lawrence Creek State Natural Area, Adams/Marquette County, WI

Join us for a day to learn about, field test, and provide feedback on a manager-friendly monitoring protocol for oak barrens. No plots or expert plant knowledge needed! Typically takes 1-2 hours per management unit to complete the protocol. Supports evaluation of oak barrens composition, structure, and condition.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Identify oak barrens sites with good restoration potential
  •  Develop restoration goals grounded in sound science
  •  Adjust management prescriptions over time based on your own monitoring data
This two-part workshop is free, but registration is required to help keep group size low.

 

Fifth Annual Burning Issues Workshop and Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting: Decision-Making for Fire-Dependent Systems

Feb. 5-6, 2019 @ Fort Custer Training Center, Battle Creek, MI

This annual wildland fire workshop is designed to enable land managers, researchers, resource specialists, biologists, ecologists and fire practitioners an opportunity to hear and learn from different areas of expertise in a format designed to identify gaps in knowledge and communication, and work toward solutions to issues that complicate our collective wildland fire work.

More Information and Complete Agenda

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Previous Workshops

 

Using Fire as a Tool to Manage Oak Ecosystems

July 25, 2018 @ Dodgeville, WI

2018 Wisconsin Winter Fire Workshop

Feb. 16, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

2018 Burning Issues Workshop and Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

 

February 6-7, 2018 @ Fort Custer National Training Center, Augusta, Michigan


This annual wildland fire workshop is designed to enable land managers, researchers, resource specialists, biologists, ecologists and fire practitioners an opportunity to hear and learn from different areas of expertise in a format designed to identify gaps in knowledge and communication, and work toward solutions to issues that complicate our collective wildland fire work.

 

Burning Issues Workshop 2017: In Sickness and In Health - Addressing Tough Decisions in Applying Fire to Degraded Habitats and Declining Species in the 21st Century

 

March 1-2, 2017 @ Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, MI

These sessions are planned with and for the diverse community interacting around fire-related issues, and seek to build the understanding and communication to support further work toward collaborative solutions.

Topics in our plenary panel sessions included

  1. The “Perfect” Burn: Defining Success
  2. Monitoring Your Outcomes: Plotting to Get the Data You Need
  3. Prescribed Fire and Oak Restoration
  4. Managing for Fire-dependent Wildlife

 

Exploring the Implications of an Annual Autumnal Fire Regime

 

June 28, 2014 at Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek, Iowa

Site host:

Chad Graeve, Natural Resource Specialist, Pottawattamie County Conservation, Iowa

Instructors:

 

  • Laura Reich, Wildlife Biologist with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois
  • Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, Director of Research, Conservation Research Institute

 

For details, see our workshop flier.

 

Oak Opening Workshop

Four recorded presentations from this workshop are available by following this link to videos on our Vimeo page: Oak Opening Workshop - Saturday March 9, Eagle WI