Articles: Smoke / Bats
Smoke: The article “Aligning Smoke Management with Ecological and Public Health Goals” outlines a framework to quantify and compare smoke impacts. The authors then used the framework to compare impacts from different kinds of fires: “By specifically evaluating smoke dispersal, our analysis shows that extremely large and intense fires like the Rim Fire presented a disproportionately greater public health hazard than did previous fires managed for resource objectives.”
Bats: Authors of the article “Indiana Bats Roost in Ephemeral, Fire-Dependent Pine Snags in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA” found that “standard landscape-scale management practices that create or preserve large pine snags, such as prescribed fire, coupled with natural or manmade pulsed disturbances, should aid in the management and recovery of the Indiana bat in this region.” The five-year study took place on the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Network Workshops & Field Tours
May 16-18 Southern Blue Ridge FLN Annual Workshop / Hiawassee, GA
This workshop will explore lessons learned from the 2016 fires and next steps to advance resilient landscapes and communities. It will be hosted by the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains landscape.
Information and registration: http://www.sbrfln.com/ws12.html
Conferences, Workshops, Training, Etc.
June 6-8 Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists Road Trip / Gatlinburg, TN – Asheville, NC – northern GA Save the date for this summer road trip, with CAFMS is planning a bus tour to share lessons learned from the 2016 wildfire season.