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Wildlife and Fire: Improving Habitat Management Through Monitoring and Adaptation

June 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

In January, the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, USDA Forest Service, Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, and many other partners hosted a two-day workshop on the intersection of wildlife and fire. Based on the needs identified in the workshop, this collaborative group is hosting a yearlong series of workshops, webinars, and reports to improve wildlife outcomes in the face of fire and climate change. This series is intended to help researchers and practitioners across fire and wildlife disciplines exchange ideas, tools, and lessons to address the rapid pace and scale of fire management.

In the third webinar of this series, a panel of experts will discuss informing wildlife habitat management through monitoring and adaptation at the intersection of fire, climate change, and human encroachment. Topics include the how monitoring may be expanded to the big picture – habitat associations, animal distributions across space and time, and the associated changes therein – by harnessing “big data”; monitoring frameworks for addressing vulnerability of wildlife and their habitats to climate change using MSO as an example; using the study of animal movement in response to changing fire regimes to inform conservation and human-wildlife coexistence; and holistic management of wildlife habitat when addressing fuels reduction, especially in pinyon juniper ecosystems. Please join us on June 11 to learn more about informed wildlife habitat management through monitoring.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdOmrpjIoEt2MMF_oWoGTxS0aL8-MQwps#/registration

Panelists: Valerie Stein, US Forest Service; Andrew Stillman, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Center for Avian Population Studies; Rachel Blakey, Cal Poly Pomona – Department of Biological Sciences; Josh Goldberg, Pacific Northwest Research Station