Nov
14
to Nov 16

4th Biennial America's Grasslands Conference

Call for presentations and posters (flyer)

Conference is co-hosted by The National Wildlife Federation, Coastal Prairie Partnership,  Native Prairies Association of Texas, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. America’s Grasslands Conference: United for Conservation will be held November 14-16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, and will connect producers, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders, in the protection of our natural heritage.
 
All interested participants are encouraged to respond to this call for presentations. Abstracts are due June 30, 2017. Updates and further information on the conference can be found at [www.nwf.org/grasslandsconference]www.nwf.org/grasslandsconference. Additionally, we are very interested in supporting any producers who would like to participate in the conference and have a separate application form for them. Please feel free to reach out to KnuffmanL@nwf.org with any questions about this form or other topics to do with our conference.

 

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Grassland Restoration Network Workshop
Jul
11
to Jul 12

Grassland Restoration Network Workshop

  • konza prairie biological station (map)
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Join us at Konza Prairie Biological Station in Manhattan, KS for overview and field presentations on long-term plot and watershed-level studies in grassland ecology. This year’s workshop will focus how science at this National Science Foundation-funded Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site has deepened our understanding of drivers influencing pattern and process in tallgrass prairie. Discussions will focus on how science can inform grassland restoration.

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South Dakota Youth Range Camp
Jun
7
to Jun 9

South Dakota Youth Range Camp

We have a dynamic curriculum that appeals to students with a wide array of interests including, but not limited to; rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, and wildlife. With many years to perfect and evolve this curriculum, every student, no matter what prior experience they have, will learn substantial information that will help them become more aware of South Dakota’s most prevalent land use!

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Jenks FERST Educator Fire Workshop
Jun
6
9:00am 9:00am

Jenks FERST Educator Fire Workshop

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Jenks Public Schools would like to invite you to a free workshop about the role that fire plays in Oklahoma’s ecosystems. Part of the workshop will be presentations/discussions covering topics such as fire history/culture, fire ecology, the use of fire to manage land, prescribed fire, and the incorporation of these topics into classroom activities/discussions. Fire ecology allows for dramatic connections with such topics as population ecology, community ecology, biogeochemical cycles, and many other principles of ecology. The other part of the workshop will be spent at Jenks FERST (a long-term, study site). At FERST participants will gain experience in field ecology techniques and in plant and animal identification. This field work should give participants the knowledge and confidence to use such sampling techniques with their own classes. If the weather cooperates, participants will conduct small-scale, prescribed burns!

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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
Apr
25
to Apr 27

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

Join us in supporting and/or attending the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science being held in Reno, Nevada APRIL 25-27, 2017

The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategic Committees

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A Century of Wildland Fire Research
Mar
27
6:45am 6:45am

A Century of Wildland Fire Research

This workshop covers a century of wildland fire research, hosted at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

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Northeast Oklahoma TREX
Mar
13
to Mar 17

Northeast Oklahoma TREX

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In the field, hands-on training in prescribed fire planning, preparation, and implementation, along with classroom sessions on fire ecology and fireline communications, will combine to form a busy week for participants in the first TREX (training exchange) ever for Oklahoma. We will be burning on several sites in an oak-pine ecosystem in northeast Oklahoma.

This training is for all interested in fire practitioners and no NWCG certification is necessary to participate. College students, private landowners, tribal members, and fire fighters who are interested in learning more about utilizing prescribed fire as a land management tool are all welcome. Registration for this training is limited to 20 people.

Training and bunkhouse lodging are provided free of charge.

What is a TREX?

A prescribed fire training exchange, or TREX, is a novel training event that brings together fire practitioners from diverse backgrounds to obtain hands-on fire experience, share knowledge and expertise, and better understand the art and science of fire management and ecology.

What is the Fire Learning Network?

The Fire Learning Network (FLN) engages dozens of multi-agency, community-based projects to accelerate the restoration of landscapes that depend on fire to sustain native plant and animal communities. By restoring this balance, the ecological, economic and social values of the landscapes can be maintained, and the threat of catastrophic wildfire can be reduced. Collaborative planning, implementation, adaptive management and the sharing of lessons learned are at the core of the FLN. Workshops, peer learning and innovative fire training are just a few of the mechanisms the network uses.

What is the difference between TREX and other available training?

The TREX model is rooted in a hands-on approach, so participants walk away with experiences that it could take years to accrue in other settings. Further, the TREX model relies on diverse participation, which enables a uniquely rich learning environment, and it offers a blend of fireline, ecology, and media and communications training that is unprecedented in typical training events.

Why not just burn?

Why all the extra training? Fire management is inherently complex, involving not only fire behavior experience and situational awareness, but also an understanding of local ecology and natural resource issues, incident management and media communications, regulations and permitting, and more. The TREX model engages all of these pieces, and participants finish the training with a well-rounded perspective on fire, in addition to new networks of colleagues from science, management, and other backgrounds.

Who should attend a TREX?

TREX events are intended for anyone interested in building their fire experience and engaging with fire practitioners from other organizations and agencies. TREX events are designed to include and meet the needs of a broad spectrum of fire practitioners, from new firefighters who have never held a drip torch to seasoned fire professionals working on burn boss qualifications, and everything in between.

 

 

 

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Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference

Please join us at the 2017 Oklahoma Natural Resource Conference February 22-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, OK. The conference will have presentation topics on rangelands, fire, wildlife, fisheries, forestry and environmental sciences. One goal of this meeting is to increase awareness of what the different societies, agencies and NGOs are doing as well as foster future partnerships. Please consider submitting an abstract to update natural resource professionals in Oklahoma on your agency’s research and programs.

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77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
Feb
5
to Feb 8

77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

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This annual event will attract over 800 biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resource agencies from the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Canadian provinces. Highlights include over 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

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Missouri Natural Resources Conference
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Missouri Natural Resources Conference

Consider attending the Missouri Natural Resources Conference hosted byThe Missouri Natural Resources Conference (MNRC) is an annual meeting organized and sponsored by the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, The Missouri Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society

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