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Workshops

Workshops will be held on Tuesday, November 30 prior to the beginning of the Fire Congress.

We currently have 6, half-day workshops scheduled. As new workshops are added, we will update this page and the registration form. 

Some workshops are open to virtual participants; please check the descriptions before registering. To register for 2 half-day workshops, you will need to complete the quick registration form twice. 

Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to limited space, payments must be made at the time of registration. If the payment is not received, your registration will be canceled.

Once a workshop is full, a waitlist will be started. If a spot becomes available, we will email you a notice. At this time, workshop participation is only open to congress attendees. 

  • Registration Transfer: You can transfer workshop registration to another person with no charge.
  • Cancellation by Registrant: You can cancel your workshop registration at any time. Your registration payment will be refunded to the original form of payment minus a 5% processing fee. 
  • Cancellation by AFE: If the pandemic requires AFE to change the event, you will be refunded with no processing fees applied.

Workshop Descriptions

Convergence Workshop on Simultaneous Wildfires 
In this interactive workshop, we invite participants involved in wildfire forecasting and fire and fuels management to discuss how to prepare for future wildfire seasons under climate change. We will present findings from a NSF-funded Convergence Project on increasing wildfire simultaneity and proactive solutions and tools for wildland fire management.

  • Workshop Organizer: Susan Prichard, Research Scientist, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Time: 8am to 12pm Central Standard Time
  • Cost: $20
  • Participation Type: In-person or Virtual

FireWorks: Teaching Fire Science with Hands-On Activities 
The FireWorks Educational Program uses hands-on activities to increase students’ understanding of wildland fire. It consists of curricula and trunks of materials. Workshop participants will learn several fun activities, and be able to teach them to students of all ages. Activities cover combustion, fire spread, fire ecology, and more!

  • Workshop Organizer: Ilana Abrahamson, Supervisory Ecologist, USFS, RMRS, Missoula Fire Sciences Lab
  • Time: 8am to 12pm Central Standard Time
  • Cost: $20
  • Participation Type: In-person

Student Association for Fire Ecology Networking Workshop
This workshop is an opportunity for students to network with other students from around the country. Students are going to learn how some SAFE chapters operate in order to improve their own chapter. There will be fun activities, presentations from professionals, and a panel with the National SAFE Chapter.

  • Workshop Organizer: National SAFE Officers
  • Time: 8am to 12pm Central Standard Time
  • Cost: $10
  • Participation Type: In-person

Exploring tree-ring fire history across North America
New online and open source tools deliver tree-ring fire history data and analysis options. We will learn about these tools and use them to explore historical fire activity at landscape and larger scales. Bring your own data or easily access the public archive of tree-ring fire history across North America.

  • Workshop Organizer: Chris Guiterman, Assistant Research Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
  • Time: 1pm to 5pm Central Standard Time
  • Cost: $20
  • Participation Type: In-person or Virtual

Fuels Planning across Boundaries: The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System
The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) assists land managers with fuels planning through an intuitive web-based interface. It provides the ability to evaluate fire potential and treatment impacts across a landscape or specific area of interest and download maps, graphs, and tabular fire behavior model results.

  • Workshop Organizer: Caroline Noble, Fire Management Specialist, USFS- Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Application
  • Time: 1pm to 5pm Central Standard Time
  • Cost: $20
  • Participation Type: In-person

Using 3D lidar and photogrammetry data to study Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, and Fuels
This workshop will provide researchers interested in using 3D lidar and photogrammetry data to enhance their fire-related research with essential background on how to use and interpret these data. The workshop will include several mini-case studies demonstrating the use of common tools and analyses and how to interpret the results.

  • Workshop Organizer: Van R. Kane, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Time: 1pm to 5pm Central Standard Time
  • Cost: $20
  • Participation Type: In-person or Virtual