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The 6th Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference will be held July 23 to 25, 2019 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. The Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference is a major conference focused on fire in oak forests, woodlands and savannas where noted experts in research and management gather to present state-of-the-art information, perspectives and synthesis on key issues. 

The conference is held once every three to five years with the most-recent conferences held in Tuscaloosa, AL (2015), Springfield, MO (2011), Carbondale, IL (2008), Columbus, OH (2005), Richmond, KY (2000). This conference will emphasize topics relevant to management of oak-dominated forests, woodlands and savannas and will be a great interest to managers, scientists, landowners, consultants, and students.

The theme of this conference will be “Laying Out a Restoration Road Map”. The conference will feature 17 invited presentations, an open poster session, panel discussions, exhibits, and professional networking opportunities. 

Specific themes covered by sessions include:

  • Fire and culture
  • Building capacity
  • Expanding the burn window
  • Fire effects on flora
  • Fire effects on wildlife

There will be a day of speakers, a field trip day, followed by a final day of speakers. See the Agenda and Field Trip Information pages for more information.



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