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Fire in Southern Pine Systems: Prescribed Fire for Forest Management Webinar Series
January 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
January 3, 2024
8:30 – 10 a.m. Central Time
Online via Zoom
Fire into the Future: Geospatial Technology to Identify and Categorize Fire in the Southeast
Join us as we explore the ecology of southern pines, the reintroduction of fire into fire-adapted ecosystems, and the legacy of prescribed fire and how the “old” links with the “new” with burning in longleaf pine. Participants will discover the importance of the Tall Timbers Private Lands Fire Initiative and hear about the cutting edge technology of the Southeast fire map, which helps with both on the ground management and research.
Dr. Nowell’s talk will focus on detecting fires in the Southeast United States, and will include discussion of satellite detection difficulties, an overview of current products across this region, and future scientific improvements of satellite-based datasets to detect even more fire. In particular, discussion will focus on the Southeast FireMap product – a product that is based on the USGS Landsat Burned Area dataset, but is uniquely tailored to the Southeast US. Preliminary study results that illustrate the utility of using Southeast FireMap to answer scientific questions will also be shared.
This webinar is part of the Wisconsin Forestry Center’s free webinar series that explores several facets of prescribed fire related to forests and forest management. They invited speakers to provide their perspectives and offer advice on how to advance prescribed fire as a forest management tool.