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Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series:


Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of experience from fire managers, fire policy experts, and fire scientists.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Regional fire history, ecology, and policy
  • Factors contributing to large fire growth
  • Prevention tactics involved in increased future wildfire resilience
  • Short and long-term land management and outlook

Mark Your Calendars!

Webinars are most Tuesdays from 3:00 PM 3:50 PM MST


2-Feb Historic forest/fire management and policy: Tony Cheng, Professor of Forestry, CSU

9-Feb Fire effects on Ecosystem services: Mike Caggiano, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, CSU; Richard Thorp, Fort Collins City Utilities

16-Feb Colorado Climate Change: Russ Schumacher, Associate Professor of Meteorology, Colorado State Climatologist

2-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Operations Brad White, Grand County Fire Chief (Additional speakers pending confirmation)

9-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Sub-alpine ecology/historical perspective Jason Sibold, Assistant Professor of Geography, CSU

16-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Montane fire history Peter Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research, Inc.

23-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Short-term post-fire land management Jennifer Kovecses, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (Additional speakers pending confirmation)

30-Mar Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Long-term post-fire land management Laura Marshall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, CSU

6-Apr Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Post-fire recovery & resilience: Long-term outlook Marin Chambers, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute; Chuck Rhoades, Biogeochemist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station

20-Apr Future Fire Policy Courtney Schultz, Associate Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Policy, CSU