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Fire and Fuels Monitoring Training

JOIN US!!!! This 3-day, field- and classroom-based training (no registration fee) is open to all professional affiliations, and will introduce participants to: tools for selecting metrics that match management/restoration objectives; developing site-specific protocols for sampling; developing a monitoring handbook and monitoring protocols/program for your local ecosystems; how to establish long-term monitoring and quantitative/qualitative data for wildfire risk assessment; and evaluating the need for prescribed burns and other fuels treatments.

Field sites will include upland oak communities on the Hoosier National Forest with a variety of treatment histories, including prescribed fire and mechanical thinning.

Lead Instructor: Brian Stearns, Huron-Manistee National Forests

Registration and Lodging: There is no registration fee for this 3-day training, but space is limited and registration is required (limited to the first 30). To register, email you name, affiliation, and email address to Joe Marschall ( by September 15, 2019. Attendees are responsible for their own meals, travel, and lodging. Additional information regarding lodging and materials will be emailed upon registration.