Wildland Fire Policy and Research Seminar Series (Via Zoom)

Stanford University • Winter Quarter 2022-23 • Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.

https://stanford.zoom.us/j/95377054258?pwd=QmxZdG5uNFNJTVRiQ1hUM3dZNFduQT09

 Please note that Zoom participation requires a SUNET ID. Non-Stanford attendees should contact Derek Fong (dfong [at] stanford.edutitle="mailto:dfong [at] stanford.edu") for access.


In recent years, wildfire has gone from an infrequent and distant news item to a centerstage issue spanning many consecutive weeks for urban and suburban communities.  Frequent wildfires are changing everyday lives for California in numerous ways -- from public safety power shutoffs to hazardous air quality -- that seemed inconceivable as recently as 2015. Moreover, elevated wildfire risk in the western United States (and similar climates globally) is here to stay into the foreseeable future.

In this seminar series, co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West,  Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford Sustainability Data Science, and Woods Institute for the Environment, we will hear from a spectrum of researchers, decision makers, and industry experts on some important issues and challenges related to wildland fires.  

This seminar series is also intended as a springboard for students interested in participating in Spring Quarter's Big Earth Hackathon: Wildland Fire Challenge.  Attendees can expect to hear about some of the most pressing wildfire related problems requiring innovative solutions.


WILDLAND FIRE SEMINAR SERIES
Winter Quarter 2022-23
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. - Seminars via Zoom 

  • January 18: What the Clean Air Act needs to get right about wildfire
    Michael Wara, Climate and Energy Policy Program, Stanford Woods Institute
  • January 25: Altering the course of wildland fire through analytics and shared stewardship
    Jason Kuiken, US Forest Service
  • February 1: Can we really address the wildfire problem?
    Bob Roper, Chair of the CA Fire Safe Council and Policy Advisor to the Western Fire Chief's Association
  • February 8: Is climate change redefining your health?
    Mary Prunicki, Sean Parker Center for Asthma and Allergy Research
  • February 15: Wildfire influence on recent US pollution trends
    Marshall Burke, Environmental Change and Human Outcome Lab
  • February 22: NFTs to fund fire prevention, forest stewardship and land back
    Eric Bear and Thule Horton, 2023 Wildland Fire Challenge winners
  • March 1: Utilities' efforts to mitigate wildfire risk and partnerships needed to ensure success
    Bob Messner, Wildfire Mitigation and Resiliency, Portland General Electric
  • March 8: Indigenous led fire management
    Amy Cardinal Christianson, Canadian Forest Service / Parks Canada Agency

 

 

Upcoming Events

February
1
Date
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Online via Zoom. See link below.
Speaker
Bob Roper, Chair of the CA Fire Safe Council and Policy Advisor to the Western Fire Chief's Association

This is the third seminar in the winter 2023 …

Past Events

January
25
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Online via Zoom. See link below.

Please note that Zoom participation requires a SUNET ID. Non-Stanford attendees should contact Derek Fong (dfong@stanford.edu) for access.
Speaker
Jason Kuiken, US Forest Service

This is the second seminar in the winter 2023 …

January
18
Date
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Online via Zoom. See link below.

Please note that Zoom participation requires a SUNET ID. Non-Stanford attendees should contact Derek Fong (dfong@stanford.edu) for access.
Speaker
Michael Wara

This is the first seminar in the winter 2023…