Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium Held This Week
Researchers and Resource Managers come together to talk Fire Management
BEND– Beginning Thursday, the Fourth Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium will kick-off in Bend, Ore. The three-day Symposium brings resource managers and fire management specialists together with researchers and students from across the western United States to present and discuss current and up-coming fire science and how it relates to resource management.
The Forest Service, Association of Fire Ecology, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State University, the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Central Oregon Community College and the Northwest Scientific Association are hosting the Symposium. All sessions for the Symposium will be held at Willie Hall in the Campus Center at Central Oregon Community College.
On Thursday, March 24, the opening day, the day will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. Topics for the day include:
- Forests, People, Fire Interactions, Dynamics and Adaptation in the fire prone landscapes of the eastern Cascades of Oregon.
- Restoration of Dry-forest landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.
- Beyond the Sagebrush Rebellion: Contemporary Issues Impacting the Sage Steppe of Oregon.
On Friday, March 25, the Symposium will continue at 8 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. Topics for the day include:
- Hazardous Fuels Treatments in the Inland Pacific Northwest.
- Smoke Management and Fire Severity
- Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Large Fire Management.
On Saturday, March 26, the day will focus on field trips.
Though the Central Oregon Fire Symposium is almost full, if people are interested in attending space is available. Full registration is $50.00 and one-day registration is $25.00 Registration for the Symposium is on-line at http://centraloregonfiresymposium.org/registration/register/ .
News Release by Jean Nelson-Dean, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest.