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Wildfires & Invasive Plants in American Deserts
Wildfires and Invasive Plants in American Deserts

December 9-11, 2008
Reno, Nevada
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino


Desert Map
American Deserts - Workshop Agenda
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Meeting Room: Crystal Ballroom
6:30 - 8:00Breakfast Buffet - to allow more interaction among attendees and presenters.
I.  Hot Desert Fire and Invasive Species Management: Resources, Strategies, Tactics, and Response -- Moderator: Mark Weltz (ARS)
7:30Southern Nevada Fire Complex: Case Study -- Karen Prentice (BLM - Ely, NV)
7:50The Ideal Approach to Fire and Invasive Species Management: Lessons learned -- Sandee Dingman (NPS - Las Vegas, NV)
8:10Special Challenges Working on the Wildland Urban Interface -- Julio Betancourt (USGS, Tucson, AZ)
8:30Roadblocks to Implementation and the Policies that Create Roadblocks -- Travis Bean (School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ)
8:50Panel Discussion - Overcoming Obstacles to Optimal Fire and Invasive Species Management
9:15Audience Action Planning Input
9:30  Break Refreshments Provided
II.  Cold Desert Fire and Invasive Species Management: Resources, Strategies, Tactics, and Response -- Moderator: Scott Davis (BLM)
10:00Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area: Case Study -- John Sullivan (BLM - Boise, ID)
10:20Woody Plants and Ecological Thresholds, a Precursor to Exotic Invasives -- Steve Bunting (UI - Moscow, ID)
10:40Annuals and Fire Cycles on Lands Retaining Few Perennials -- Roger Sheley (ARS - Burns, OR)
11:00The Western Juniper Field Guide as an Example of a Landscape Scale Thought Process -- Rick Miller (OSU - Corvallis, OR)
11:20Panel Discussion - Overcoming Obstacles to Optimal Cold Desert Fire and Invasive Species Management
11:45Audience Action Planning Input
Luncheon
12:00Cold Lunch Buffet Provided
12:15Luncheon Speaker - NASA/ARC Interests and Capabilities Regarding Invasive Species and Fuels Management -- Edwin Sheffner (Deputy Chief, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center)
III.  Effective Invasive Plants Management -- Moderator: Will Whelan (TNC, Director of Government Relations - Idaho)
1:00Integrated Buffelgrass Management - What Works & What's Needed: Case Study -- Travis Bean (School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ)
1:20Invasive Plant Management by Engaging the Public and Policy Makers - Gordon Brown (National Invasive Species Council - Washington, DC)
1:40Practical Approaches for Strategic Treatments at the Landscape Scale - John Randall (UCD & The Nature Conservancy - Davis, CA)
2:00Monitoring, Mapping, and Remote Sensing for Adaptive Management - Barron J. Orr (Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ)
2:20Panel Discussion: Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Invasive Plant Management.
2:45Audience Action Planning Input
3:00  Break - Refreshments Provided
IV.  Fuels Management at the Landscape Scale -- Moderator: Brad Washa (BLM)
3:20The Murphy Complex Fire Case Study - Jason Davison (UNR - Fallon, NV)
3:40Managing the Invasive Fine Fuels at the Landscape Scale - Ronald Clementsen (BLM - Nevada)
4:00Fuels Management Strategies for Woody Natives to Avoid Promoting Invasives - Robin Tausch (Rocky Mountain Research Station - Reno, NV)
4:20Breaking Through Roadblocks to Implementation: Policies that Create or Solve Problems - Jesse Juen (BLM Associate State Director, New Mexico)
4:40Panel Discussion - Overcoming Obstacles to Fuels Management at the Landscape Scale
5:05Audience Action Planning Input
Thursday, December 11, 2008 Meeting Room: Crystal Ballroom
V.  Wildfire Rehabilitation and Restoration: Triage in the Pursuit of Resilience -- Moderator: Tamzen Stringham (UNR)
8:00Case Study (Winnemucca District Experiences) - Mike Zielinski (BLM - Winnemucca, NV)
8:20Assessing the Need for Rehabilitation and Restoration and Monitoring Effectiveness -- Describing triage, where to and where not to seed - Mike Pellant (BLM - Boise, ID)
8:40Best Practices close to the Ineffective Margins of Successful Seeding -- Bruce Roundy (BYU, Provo, UT)
9:00Policy, Prescriptions, Procurements, and Procedures under Pressure: Opportunities for Effectiveness - Dave Repass (BLM Washington, DC)
9:20Panel Discussion - Overcoming Obstacles to Optimum Fire Rehabilitation
9:45Audience Action Planning Input
10:00  Break - Refreshments Provided
VI.  Wrap-up and Syntheses of Audience Input -- Moderator: Linda Coates-Markle (BLM)
10:20Strategic Planning: It's More than Prioritizing -- Alix Rogstad (Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ)
10:35Hot Desert Fire Management: Resources, Strategies, Tactics, and Response -- Alix Rogstad (Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ)
10:50Cold Desert Fire Management: Resources, Strategies, Tactics, and Response -- Synthesizers: Jeanne Chambers (USFS), Beth Leger (UNR)
11:05Effective Invasive Weed Management -- Synthesizer: Nora Devoe (BLM)
11:20Fuels Management at the Landscape Scale -- Synthesizer: Sherman Swanson (UNR)
11:35Wildfire Rehabilitation and Restoration: Triage in the Pursuit of Resilience -- Synthesizer: Charlie Clements (ARS)
11:50Additional Input and Evaluation
Conference ends at noon Thursday, December 11
VII.  Synthesizers' Work to develop Action Plans on Thursday PM and Friday AM . . . . Meeting Room: Nevada 6
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