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Blues Network Science, Management, and Collaboration Workshop

Posted by Hannah Meganck on April 25, 2017

May 30, 2017 in Baker City, Oregon

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Sustainable Northwest and The Blues Network are excited to host the second of the Science, Management, and Collaboration Workshop Series to collaborative groups in Eastern Oregon. The Blues Network was formed to share knowledge, information, and innovation across multiple collaboratives to enhance the quality of restoration across the Blue Mountains landscape. This workshop will focus on: Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management, and will be held at the Baker County Fairgrounds Conference and Event Center in Baker City, Oregon on May 30th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Topics that will be covered at the workshop include:

  • An overview of the State and Federal regulatory landscape and its applicability to collaborative work in Eastern Oregon.

  • How collaboratives can engage with state and federal agencies, including information on the Smoke Management Review Committee process and timeline, and discussions on working with the Forest Service.
  • How collaboratives can play a role in engaging the public in prescribed fire and smoke management issues.
  • Science tools, examples from the field, as well as breakout sessions that will give individual collaborative groups take home tools to apply to their own collaboratives.

Representatives from collaborative groups in the Blues Network are encouraged to attend, and take these opportunities for cross-collaborative knowledge sharing back to your collaboratives.

Need based financial aid is available for travel. Please fill out our financial aid request (scroll to bottom of this page) and return to Kendal Martel by May 26th.

REGISTER HERE (Closing Thursday, May 25th, 2017)

All questions and requests for further information can be directed to Kendal Martel, Forest Program Associate, kmartel@sustainablenorthwest.org, 936-671-3523

This workshop is brought to you by Sustainable Northwest.

This event is made possible with support from United States Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Joint Fire Science Program, Bella Vista Foundation and organizational sponsors Forest Energy Oregon, Wisewood Energy, and Bear Mountain Forest Products.