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2018 Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting

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Welcome!

We’d like to invite you all to join us at this year’s Annual Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council Meeting in beautiful historic Williamsport, on February 6-7, 2018.  Share experiences and fellowship with managers, scientists, and prescribed fire enthusiasts from across PA.  Learn from presentations by speakers from around the country.  This year’s topics include:

  • Private Lands Prescribed Fire
  • Managing Ticks
  • Hard Pine Recruitment
  • Social Perceptions of Fire in PA
  • Great Smokey Mountains Wildfires


Schedule:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

1000 - 1200 – Registration, networking

1200 - 1215 - Welcome, Logistics – Ben Jones, Chair

1215 - 1245

  • Treasurer’s Report – Tim Haydt
  • Election Details – Todd Breininger
  • New Website Rollout – Ryan Ling, Communications Chair
  • PA Standards Updates – Todd Breininger, Vice Chair
  • Training Offerings in 2018 – John Wakefield, Training Committee

1245 - 1345 - Agency Prescribed Fire Reports  

1345 - 1415 - Break

1415 - 1500 – Improving RX Fire Implementation on Private Lands in Mississippi – John Gruchy, Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries & Parks

1500 - 1545 – Private Lands RX Fire: Private Lands Programs in Arkansas – Ryan Diener, Pheasants/Quail Forever

1545 - 1600 - Break

1600 - 1645 – Impacts of Long-Term Prescribed Fire on Tick Populations & Disease Risk to Humans – Elizabeth Gleim, Hollins University


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

0800 - 0815 – Election Results – Todd Breininger

0815 - 0900 – Building Private Lands Capacity: A PA Case Study – Robin Wildermuth, Woodland Management Services

0900 - 0945 – Outreach, Research and Learning Opportunities since the 2016 Southern Appalachian Fires – Helen Mohr, US Forest Service

0945 - 1015 - Break

1015 - 1115 – Fire History and Hard Pine Regeneration – Mike Stambaugh, University of Missouri

1115 - 1200 – Public Perceptions of Prescribed Fire in Pennsylvania – Erica Smithwick, Penn State


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