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Southern Blue Ridge Fire Fair
September 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Do you have questions abut fire in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains? Join us for the Fire Fair, a free learning opportunity for landowners and community members interested in prescribed fire. We will hear a lecture from Dr. Tara Keyser, Research Forester and Director of the Center for Hardwood Restoration and Management with the United States Forest Service on the importance of fire in our region. We will then host a landowner networking event with natural resource professionals focusing on prescribed fire and wildfire mitigation in our region followed by a free lunch and tour of prescribed fire site at Warren Wilson College.
Agenda at a glance
9:00 AM – Registration
9:30 AM – Welcome and Introduction to Warren Wilson College Forest (30 minutes), Dave Ellum and Corinna Steinrueck (WWC)
10:00 AM – Introduction to the Southern Blue Ridge PBA, Charlie Faires (RGS/AWS)
10:15 AM – The Importance of Fire in the Southern Blue Ridge, Tara Keyser, USFS
10:50 AM – Natural Resource Speed Dating
11:45 AM – Introduction to Upcoming Learn-and-Burns, Dakota Wagner, FSG
12:15 PM – Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM – Optional Field Tour of Warren Wilson College Burn Unit