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Biochar Basics: An A-to-Z Guide to Biochar Production, Use, and Benefits

Documents and Media Posted on: May 16, 2022
This “A-Z guide” highlights recent Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) science and covers methods to make biochar on site, including using piles, kilns, and air curtain burners. It also details three uses for biochar (agricultural, forest restoration, and mine land reclamation), and methods for application, including biochar spreaders. Document Type: Other Documents

Science Supporting the Wildfire Crisis Strategy

Pages Posted on: April 22, 2022
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Effective Communication about Wildfire Management Webinar Slides

Documents and Media Posted on: April 20, 2022
  Effective Communication about Wildfire Management: Observations from 20 years of fire social science research presentation slides. Presented by Sarah McCaffrey at the Science You Can Use Spring Webinar Series on April 20, 2022.  Document Type: Other Documents

Target Plant Concept: Guiding principles for post-disturbance reforestation in a changing climate

Science Spotlights Posted on: April 18, 2022
Climate change is creating a need for new strategies for reforestation and restoration. A new climate-informed approach focused on building resilience to future conditions is challenging  the traditional seedling selection process. 

Firesheds at a Glance

Documents and Media Posted on: April 13, 2022
  Scientists at the Rocky Mountain Research Station created the Fireshed Registry to show where fuel treatments are needed to stop fire transmission from national forests to developed areas. Firesheds are a way to delineate where fires ignite and are likely—or not likely—to spread to communities and expose buildings. Document Type: Other Documents

Social science can support evidence-based wildfire education efforts

Science Spotlights Posted on: April 13, 2022
There are well established guidelines about how residents in fire-prone communities prepare for and mitigate risk from a wildfire. Social data can be the bridge from established guidelines to proper implementation. Evidence-based wildfire education efforts that tailor programs to the local social context are an effective approach to learning to live with wildfire. Patricia Champ is working with  social scientists and wildfire practitioners to create innovative approaches to wildfire adaptation. 

Manager Perceptions of Wildfire Risk During Wildfires

Science Spotlights Posted on: April 12, 2022
What is the wildfire risk from the perspective of land managers once the wildfire has already begun and the risk is tangible? In this study, patterns of wildfire risk perceptions are explored from operational Relative Risk Assessments completed by land managers on over 5,000 wildfires from 2010-2017 in every geographic area of the United States. Differences in risk perceptions were evident regionally and for adjacent national forests and parks, suggesting that an examination of the social, cultural, and physiographic factors influencing conceptions of risk once fire is on the ground is warranted. 

Science For Managers Webinar: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right? Forest regeneration in fire-adapted landscapes

Events Posted on: April 08, 2022
Join us for an upcoming land-manager-focused LIGHTNING TALK webinar dedicated to forest regeneration and reforestation in western fire-adapted forests. Short science presentations will highlight what is happening with regeneration following fire and forest treatments plus considerations and tools for reforestation. Discussion and Q&A during this session will facilitate information exchange between scientists and managers.

Science For Managers Webinar Flyer: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right? Forest regeneration in fire-adapted landscapes

Documents and Media Posted on: April 08, 2022
Join us for an upcoming land-manager-focused LIGHTNING TALK webinar dedicated to forest regeneration and reforestation in western fire-adapted forests. Short science presentations will highlight what is happening with regeneration following fire and forest treatments plus considerations and tools for reforestation. Discussion and Q&A during this session will facilitate information exchange between scientists and managers. Document Type: Other Documents

Accounting for the Benefits of Public Lands - Science You Can Use Spring 2022 Webinar Series Slides

Documents and Media Posted on: April 08, 2022
Accounting for the Benefits of Public Lands presentation slides. Presented by Travis Warziniak on April 6, 2022 during the Science You Can Use Spring 2022 Webinar Series. Document Type: Other Documents

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