The Forest Service’s Northern Research Station has “jump started a long overdue effort in the Northeast relative to fire in oak,” according to John Scanlon, Habitat Program Leader for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, when referring to the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange team’s two-day workshop titled, “Fire in Oak Workshop: Regional Differences, Local Applicability.” The event included field tours and discussion among researchers and the managers focusing on fire and oak in New England and beyond. The workshop served as the in-person component of a series featuring aspects of managing oak systems using prescribed fire. The series included a discussion group conference call, two research briefs (one focused on regeneration, the other a synthesis), and a webinar on the impacts of fire on local fauna. Communications were ignited among participants from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as universities, conservation organizations, and consulting businesses, all with an interest in fire, oak, or both. During small group discussions at the workshop, professionals passionate about these topics deliberated on a vision for the future to successfully achieve management goals. Future research can help ascertain New England-specific modeling results, while greater experience, trained personnel, and funding will help implement fire on the landscape.