Genesis of an oak-fire science consortium

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Edited by: D. C. DeyM. C. StambaughS.L. Clark, and C. J. Schweitzer


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With respect to fire management and practices, one of the most overlooked regions lies in the middle of the country. In this region there is a critical need for both recognition of fire’s importance and sharing of fire information and expertise. Recently we proposed and were awarded funding by the Joint Fire Science Program to initiate the planning phase for a regional fire consortium. The purpose of the consortium will be to promote the dissemination of fire information across the interior United States and to identify fire information needs of oak-dominated communities such as woodlands, forests, savannas, and barrens. Geographically, the consortium region will cover: 1) the Interior Lowland Plateau Ecoregion in Illinois, Indiana, central Kentucky and Tennessee; 2) the Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma Ozarks; 3) the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma; and 4) the Cross Timbers Region in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. This region coincides with the southwestern half of the Central Hardwoods Forest Region. The tasks of this consortium will be to disseminate fire information, connect fire professionals, and efficiently address fire issues within our region. If supported, the success and the future direction of the consortium will be driven by end-users, their input, and involvement.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Genesis of an oak-fire science consortium
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Publisher location Newtown Square, PA
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 4th Fire in Eastern Oak Forest Conference, Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-102
First page 207
Last page 211
Conference Title 4th Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference
Conference Location Springfield, MO
Conference Date May 17-19, 2011
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