Theme: Continuing to Advance Prescribed Fire Forward

Thursday, January 26, 2023

  • 1000 – 1200     Registration

  • 1200 – 1215     Meeting Opener, logistics (Jenny Case, Josh Fuqua)
  • 1215 – 1230     Agency Updates, Election details (Todd Breininger)
  • 1230 – 1310     Forecasting and Monitoring Air Quality in Pennsylvania – Sean Nolan (DEP)
  • 1310 – 1340     NWS Fire Weather Support – David Shallenberger (NWS)
  • 1340 – 1410     How State Parks are Building their Burn Program – Mike DiRinaldo (State Parks)
  • 1410 – 1440     Break
  • 1440 – 1520     When Burning is the Easy Part: Succeeding in a Complex Environment -Shari Edelson (PSU Arboretum)

  • 1520 – 1600     Growing Season vs Dormant Season Fire on Plant Communities – Luke Resop (Mississippi State University)
  • 1600 – 1630     Using Prescribed Fire to Enhance Deer Habitat- Kip Adams (NDA)

  • 1700 – 1900     Social in Banquet Room

Friday, January 27, 2023

  • 0800 – 0815     Election Results – (Todd Breininger)
  • 0815 – 0900     Evaluating Economic Impacts of Prescribed Fire in the Central Hardwood Region – Dr. Michael Sanders (Purdue University)
  • 0900 – 0930     Landowner Burner Program in North Carolina – Wes Sketo (NC Wildfire Mitigation Forester)
  • 0930 – 1000     TREX Event – Helen Mohr (USFS – Southern Research Station and Director of the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists)

  • 1000 – 1030     Break
  • 1030 – 1100     Certified Prescribed Burn Manager/NRCS Grant – Zach Prusack (Tall Timbers)
  • 1100 – 1130     PA Learn and Burn Presentation – Kip Adams (NDA)
  • 1130 – 1200     Wrap Up: How to stay involved, open chat, etc. (Jenny Case)