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Fire in the Southwest – Fire Season 2023 Overview and 2024 Outlook

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wildfire is part of the landscape in the Southwest. It can be a threat to lives and property, but it is also crucial to maintaining healthy ecosystems. Please join the Southwest Fire Science Consortium for a webinar reviewing the top 8 biggest fires in the region in 2023 and looking ahead toward fire conditions for summer 2024. Zander Evans will place the 2023 fire season within the context of the last 10 years, pointing out trends and outliers in the timing, management costs, vegetation, and burn severity for each of 8 Southwestern fires larger than 10,000 acres. Rich Naden will discuss the fire season outlook and summer weather forecast for the Southwest in 2024. This webinar sets the stage for the publication of “2023 Wildfire Season: An Overview Southwestern US”, the eleventh in a series of annual overviews available from the Southwest Fire Science Consortium and the Ecological Restoration Institute.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdOChqj8vEtIhOBYZ-xNAziBcZ5UYezKp#/registration

Presenters: Dr. Zander Evans, Executive Director, and Mike Lynch, Midwest Region Director with the Forest Stewards Guild; Richard Naden, Fire Weather Meteorologist with the National Park Service