WORKSHOP - March 8-9, 2005
Management of Fuel Loading in the Shrub-steppe
“HOW TO MAP CHEATGRASS COVER AND FIRE RISK!”
“HOW TO GET RID OF CHEATGRASS!”
Dr. Steven O. Link1 and Randy W. Hill 2
1 Washington State University Tri-Cities, 509-954-0054, email@example.com
2 Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, USFWS, 509-488-2668, Randy_Hill@fws.gov
Funded by the Joint Fire Science Program
The workshop is intended to help land managers and those who are responsible for fire prevention and control. Fire risk reduction through fuel load management is the goal of the workshop. Implementation requires collaboration with fire managers, botanists, plant ecologists, weed control workers, restoration ecologists, and GIS specialists. Managers and representatives of the aforementioned disciplines are invited to attend the workshop.
The workshop will focus on determining where and how much cheatgrass is in the landscape, how to define and map fire risk, and how to reduce Bromus tectorum (Cheatgrass) through prescribed fire, herbicide application, and drill seeding competitive bunchgrasses.
We will have a two-day workshop. In the afternoon (12:30-4:00) of the first day will be speakers and distribution of educational materials at Washington State University Tri-Cities, Washington . The second day will be a field trip to the Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the days you wish to attend. You must indicate if you will attend the Tuesday session at WSU-TC because there is a limit of 90 participants for the auditorium.