Past Events - Recorded
Comparing Air Quality and Public Health Impacts from Prescribed Fire and Wildfire Smoke
Recorded November 30, 2021
Wildfire is a complex environmental challenge that impacts the lives of millions of Americans every year. The EPA just released its report providing information to federal, state, local and Tribal partners and fire organizations to help them make risk management decisions to reduce the impacts of wildfire smoke in their communities. Join us for a conversation with Jason Sacks from the US Environmental Protection Agency to discuss the case studies and their relevance in efforts to increase the use of prescribed fire.
Prescribed Fire Smoke and Community Health: Successes from Smoke Ready Communities
Recorded Wednesday June 23, 2021
Smoke from controlled burns or “prescribed fires” is still smoke. It may be less smoke, over days instead of weeks or months, but it can still be intrusive. Join us for an interactive, informational webinar to learn from four communities that are directly addressing this impact through communication and messaging efforts that help communities, especially sensitive and vulnerable populations, prepare to receive and live through smoke events.
Resident HEPA Filter Programs - Community Solutions for Creating Clean Air
Recorded Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Smoke impacts are increasing across the west. Many communities are wrangling with how to address this intrusive element, especially among sensitive and vulnerable populations. HEPA filters are a proven mitigation tool but for many, these filters are out of reach due to a variety of circumstances. Join us on April 6th to hear from four communities pioneering HEPA filter programs for community members unable to purchase them.
Prescribed Burn Associations: Different Models for Different Places
Recorded December 10, 2020
There is broad understanding and agreement lately that there is a need to substantially increase the use of prescribed fire to create landscape resiliency, protect communities and ensure a safe and effective wildfire response. In response, more and more Prescribed Burn Associations are forming. This webinar brings together nine practitioners involved with Prescribed Burn Associations to learn about their models for implementation, their challenges and successes, and how you might start a similar organization where you live.
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Online Workshop was held on October 28th. We are pleased to provide the recording, in case you missed it or would like to revisit any of the presentations.
Sharing Wildfire Risk Mitigation SWRM Tool
Recorded October 14, 2020
Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions with Timmons Group presents the latest developments in the Shared Wildfire Risk Mitigation (SWRM) Dashboard Tool that uses GIS data to provide mapped communities at risk, a consistent approach across 13 states (so far), completed in collaboration with local governments, and consistent scoring based on fire adaptation.
Assessing Firesheds for Prioritization, Planning and Investment with Dr. Alan Ager
Recorded September 29, 2020
Dr. Alan Ager will be updating us on the advancements in the development of this national “fireshed” dataset and how it can be used to assist decision-makers in prioritizing, planning and investing in cross-boundary, large landscape-level treatments in alignment with the Cohesive Strategy concept of sharing risk and responsibility to achieve landscape resiliency, fire adapted communities and a safe, effective wildfire response.