Draft Topic/Agenda
January, 2001

A. History of Fire: How we got here, what can we learn and use from the past?
11. Historical Role of Fire
15. Fire History Information
33. Historical role on disturbance on Fire Dynamics

B. Fire and Wildlands:

7. Ecosystems Requiring Fire
20. Habitat Benefits (for all species)
26. Forest Community Restoration (endangered species)
28. Biodiversity
34. Role of Fire in Oak Restoration
43. Impact of Invading Exotics and Non-native Plants

C. Fire and Human Use of Wildlands

37. Effects of Fire on Scenery Management
40. Impacts of Fire on Hunting Opportunities

D. Fires and Public Interface:

4. Smoke Management
25. Erosion Factors
29. Understanding Public Attitudes on Forest Fires and Policy
31. Defining the Urban/Wildland Interface
38. Civil Rights Issues in Fire Policy
41. Human Interface
45. Air Quality and Prescribed Burning, Standards of Emissions

E. Prescribed burning:

13. Minimizing Damage of Forest Fires
16. Prescription Fire Effects
24. Disturbance of Fire Control Line
44. Aquatic Communities and Water Quality
46. Forest Ecology

F. Fire Policy and Management Practice -- Where do we want to be in 100 years?:

8. Fire Policy for Specific Regions
21. Seasonal Prescribed Fires
27. Current Fires Regime
30. Current Use of Fire
39. Use of Fire to Maintain Communities

G. Identifying Gaps in Methods of Fire Management

19. Identify New Methods for Forest Fire Management

H. Identifying Gaps in Scientific Understanding of Fire:

12. Define Outcomes
18. Periodic Literature Review
22. Identify Gaps in Science
23. Proper Use of Government Research Funds
35. Model Projection of the Regional Forest Compositions Over the next 100 years

I. Public Education and Outreach:

1. Outreach Education
5. Public Education
6. Science Education (also publication)
10. Prescribed Education (public education on prescribed burns)
14. Use of Technology for Information Transfer and Distribution
17. Public Access to Information

J. Professional Education for Forest Managers:

2. Network Development
3. Management Understanding Urban/Wildland Interface
9. Good Management Stewardship
32. Professional Education
36. Improve use of Science to Inform Forest Managers
42. Decisions Support Tools (education)

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Updated: 24 January, 2001