An All Lands Approach to Burning Across the SBRE: Know Your Neighbor!
Greenville Water Operations Facility
517 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
October 19, 2017
Meeting 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Goals for Meeting:
The purpose of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment (SBRE) Landscape Meeting is to connect partners across the two-states of NC and SC to discuss and coordinate controlled burning efforts. This particular meeting will focus on developing a landscape approach to burning across the SBRE through knowing your neighbor and thinking outside the box to overcome barriers. We will also outline ideas for how to share resources to accomplish our goals.
Please RSVP to Emily Oakman at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than EOB Tuesday, October 10.
News from the Field
North Carolina: In an article about the forest rebounding after wildfire, Torry Nergart of the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy talks about working to make a trail through the area a Fire Learning Trail. SBR FLN partners first developed this enhanced interpretive tool for a trail in Pisgah National Forest near the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. (See the Webinars section below for information about the SBR FLN webinar on the Fire Learning Trail.)
All Over: Check out the FAC Net blog for a round-up of FAC Net—and TREX—projects on last month’s National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
June 9 The Fire Learning Trail
10:00 Pacific / 11:00 Mountain / noon Central / 1:00 Eastern
Jenifer Bunty will be the presenter on this Southern Blue Ridge FLN webinar about this joint outreach project by between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists.
Partners of the Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning are recognized in the recent issue of Smoky Mountain Living magazine. The article by Don Hendershot is entitled "A Perfect Storm or the New Norm". To see the multi-page spread and read the article, click on the link below. The article is also available at smliv.com.
SOUTH CAROLINA: THE LAST OF THE STORIES FROM THE POST-FIRE MEDIA TOUR HOSTED BY THE SOUTHERN BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT LANDSCAPE IS OUT NOW. THE GREENVILLE JOURNAL ARTICLE “LAST FALL’S FIRE GIVES BIRTH TO A SPRING TRANSFORMATION FOR TABLE ROCK, PINNACLE MOUNTAIN” NICELY COVERS THE ROLE OF FIRE IN THIS LANDSCAPE, AS WELL AS PLANS FOR UPCOMING CONTROLLED BURNS. FOR MORE, CONTACT KRISTEN AUSTIN (KAUSTIN@TNC.ORG).
Great articles including "The Wildland-Urban Interface: Managing People, Fuels, and Fire" and more...