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Agenda

Confirmed Speakers
Crystal Kolden Associate Professor, Forest Rangeland and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Paul Hessburg Research Landscape Ecologist, Pacific Northwest Research Station, United States Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA
Diane Vosick Director of Policy and Partnerships, Ecological Restoration Institute, Flagstaff, AZ
Sharon Hood Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, United States Forest Service, Missoula, MT
Cara Nelson Associate Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Leslie Allison Executive Director, Western Landowners Alliance, Santa Fe, NM
Craig Taggart Environmental Manager, Tercio & Trinchera Ranches, Fort Garland, CO
Derek J. Churchill Forest Ecologist and Silviculturist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Tony Cheng Professor, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University, Director, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Fort Collins, CO
Neil Chapman Northern Arizona Program Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Flagstaff, AZ
Jesse Abrams Research Associate, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Elizabeth Davy District Ranger, United States Forest Service, Island Park, ID
Dee Randall San Carlos Apache Tribe Forest Manager, San Carlos Reservation, AZ
Jenny Briggs Research Ecologist, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
John Robison Lemhi Forest Restoration Group and Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership, Salmon, ID
Craig Allen Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Susan Charnley PhD Research Social Scientist, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland OR
Spencer Plumb National Forest Foundation, Southern Rockies Region, Flagstaff, AZ

Day One: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Welcome, Mike Kuhns, Department Head and Extension Forestry Specialist, Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
8:35 to 8:40 a.m. Conference Overview, Darren McAvoy, Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
8:40 to 9:20 a.m. Keynote: Managing for forest resilience under global change: the power of fire refugia. Crystal Kolden, Associate Professor, Forest Rangeland and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
9:20 to 9:50 a.m. Spencer Plumb, National Forest Foundation, Southern Rockies Region, Flagstaff, AZ
9:50 to 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 to 11:10 a.m. Keynote: Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, Pacific Northwest Research Station, United States Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Forest Restoration from the District Ranger Chair. Elizabeth Davy, District Ranger, United States Forest Service, Island Park, ID
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 Derek John Churchill, Forest Ecologist and Silviculturist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Poster Session and Lunch
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Jenny Briggs, Research Ecologist, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Beyond Collaborative Decision-Making: Practices for "Matching" Ecological and Social Systems in Forest Restoration. Jesse Abrams, Research Associate, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2:30 to 3:00 p.m.  
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Diane Vosick, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Ecological Restoration Institute, Flagstaff, AZ
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Tony Cheng, Professor, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University; irector, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Fort Collins, CO
4:30 Adjourn
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reception at Cafe Sabor, Minibus shuttle will depart University Inn at 5:15 and make return trips as needed

Day Two: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:35 to 9:15 a.m. Keynote: Susan Charnley, Research Social Scientist, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR
9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Dee Randall, Forest Manager, San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos Reservation, AZ
9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Accelerating Forest Restoration in Northern Arizona. Northern Arizona Program Restoration Manager. Neil Chapman, The Nature Conservancy, Flagstaff, AZ
10:45 to 11:15 a.m.  
11:15 to 12:05
Up and coming research from graduate student scientists
 
12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Perspectives of a Land Manager. Craig Taggart, Environmental Manager, Tercio & Trinchera Ranches, Fort Garland, CO
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Impacts of low-severity fire and fuel treatments on ponderosa pine resistance to mountain pine beetle. Sharon Hood, Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, United States Forest Service, Missoula, MT
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Leslie Allison, Executive Director, Western Landowners Alliance, Santa Fe, NM
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. John Robison, Lemhi Forest Restoration Group and Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership, Salmon, ID
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Cara Nelson, Associate Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
4:00 to 4:40 p.m. Keynote & QCNR Seminar Speaker: Craig Allen, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, Los Alamos, NM
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
(time is approximate, may change slightly)
Special presentation: Paul Hessburg, The Era of Megafires Tour with Q & A from local fire experts and USFS personnel. All are welcome to attend this free, public event.
Location: TBD
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