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Fire x Fauna Webinars


What: The Fire x Fauna webinar series will bring together scientists from across U.S. Forest Service research stations to explore the effects of wildfire and prescribed fire on wildlife in the United States. Covering ecosystems and fire management practices across a wide range of geographies, speakers will present their research and best practices for balancing wildlife conservation and forest management goals.

When: November 16-20, 2020 / 2-3pm EST daily

Where: link

Recorded webinars are available.

Schedule and Speakers

November 16: Bats x fire across the US

  • Prescribed fire effects on bats and bat habitat in the eastern U.S., presented by Roger Perry, Research Wildlife Biologist
  • What we know and don’t know about bats’ responses to wildfire and prescribed fire in North American forests, presented by Susan Loeb, Research Ecologist
  • Bats and wildfire in the western U.S.: Why we need to know more, presented by Angela White, Research Wildlife Biologist and Ted Weller, Research Ecologist

November 17: Birds, biodiversity x fire in eastern forests

November 18: Spotted owls x fire

  • Quantification of wildfire severity in forests for northern spotted owls, presented by Damon Lesmeister, Research Wildlife Biologist
  • California spotted owl responses to fire and lessons for fire management, presented by Gavin Jones, Research Ecologist
  • Mexican spotted owls and wildfire, presented by Joseph Ganey,Research Wildlife Biologist; Michael Lommler, Paul Beier, and Jamie Sanderlin, Vertebrate Ecologist

November 19: Mammals, birds x fire in western forests

November 20: Where there's smoke there's fire

  • Cannabis cultivation and wildfires: Where there’s smoke, there’s smoke, presented by Adam Cummings, Ecologist
  • Wildfires ignitions, costs to wildlife, and workplace safety issues from illegal cannabis cultivation, presented by Mourad Gabriel, Ecologist
  • Wildland fire smoke cools rivers-Benefits for tribes and fish, presented by Frank Lake, Research Ecologist