Program Schedule

Monday, May 21
7:00 am - 5:30 pm 7:00 am
University Center, Level 3 Foyer
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 326
  • Robert Keane (Speaker) Research Ecologist, US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula Fire Sciences Lab

Wildland fire researchers and fire managers need better estimates of surface fuel loadings so they can more accurately predict fire behavior and effects to design more effective fuel and ecosystem restoration treatments. A new fuel sampling system...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 327

The ability to communicate essential information about wildfire during or related to significant fire events is a skill that should be honed when you are not on the hotseat. This workshop offers fire managers, fire research scientists and graduate...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 330

Wildland fire policy and management are mired in an increasingly complex wild, rural and urban landscape. Fires are getting larger; suppression costs are increasing; and harm to the public, to firefighters, and to property and natural resources is...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 222

The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes previously existing fire and fuels software applications to make fuels treatment planning more efficient and eff...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 332

The incidence of large and severe fire events is increasing in the western United States with long-term implications for future wildfires, landscape successional mosaics, and wildlife habitat abundance and connectivity. Given that wildfire seasons...

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8:00 am - 10:00 am 8:00 am
SELL 205
  • Daniel Leavell (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Forest and Fire Agent, Oregon State University
  • Carrie Berger (Speakers) Northwest Fire Science Consortium

Author H.P. Lovecraft once said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” We tend to fear what we do not understand. Not everyone is afflicted with pyropho...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
SELL 204
  • Roger Ottmar (Speakers) Research Forester, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
  • Susan Prichard (Speakers) Research Scientist, University of Washington

The Fire and Environmental Research Applications team (FERA) of the US Forest Service Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory has developed the Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT) application. FFT has integrated a suite of five fuel and fire management pr...

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8:00 am - 10:00 am 8:00 am
UC Commons
  • Shane Romsos (Speaker) Senior Program Director and Research Scientist, Spatial Informatics Group, LLC

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) offer a cost-effective and efficient approach to capturing high-resolution imagery and mapping features of interest. For relatively small areas (< 3,000 acres), post-processed imagery from UAS is superior to trad...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 225
  • Adam Watts (Speaker) Assistant Research Professor, Fire Science; Deputy Director, Climate, Ecosystems, Fire Applications, Desert Research Institute

The advent of low-cost, reliable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS; also known as “drones” or unmanned aerial vehicles, “UAVs”) has encouraged a proliferation of their uses for all manner of scientific applications. With their...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 223
  • Ilana Abrahamson (Speaker) Supervisory Ecologist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Lab

Wildland fire draws the public’s attention every summer, but public understanding of fire is limited. The FireWorks Educational Program aims to increase the public’s understanding of wildland fire, especially students in Kindergarten t...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
SELL 210
  • Charles Mchugh (Speaker) Fire Spatial Analyst, USFS, RMRS, Fire Sciences Laboratory

The FlamMap fire mapping and analysis system is a standalone PC-based program that runs in a Windows Operating System. FlamMap describes potential fire behavior for constant environmental conditions (weather and fuel moisture) and has been in use ...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
SELL 203
  • Vincent Ambrosia (Speakers) Associate Prgram Manager, NASA Applied Science Program - Wildland Fire, NASA
  • Amber Soja (Speakers) Assoicate Research Scientist, Associate Program Manager, NASA LaRC / NIA

In 2011, NASA solicited applications and applied research proposals to use Earth observation data to improve decision-making activities and actions on topics related to wildland fires. Nine project teams, partnering with wildfire organizations (US...

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Room 331

Wildfires are overwhelming firefighting organizations worldwide, and as a consequence, fire managers often move into a defensive strategy rather than managing for fire effects on ecosystems. With pressure on firefighting agencies to act as respond...

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
UC Commons
  • Joe Scott (Speaker) Principal Wildfire Analyst, Pyrologix

For over ten years, a quantitative wildfire risk assessment framework has been used to address wildfire management problems at scales ranging from a wildfire incident to agency-wide budget allocation. Wildfire risk assessments are often initiated ...

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
Room 333

With the advent of new and enhanced technology for incident analysis, management and real-time tracking, there is an opportunity to re-think the roles and procedures to improve the efficiency and safety of wildfire management operations.

We now ha...

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
SELL 205
  • Jenny Foster (Speakers) Senior Journal Publisher, CSIRO Publishing
  • Susan Conard (Speakers) Senior Faculty Affiliate, George Mason University
  • Stefan DOERR (Speakers) Editor Int. J. Wildland Fire, Swansea University

This workshop is aimed at assisting authors and potential authors to get their best work published in the International Journal of Wildland Fire. Writing about your research in a way that connects with other people is essential if you want your re...

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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:25 pm 12:30 pm
3:40 pm - 5:40 pm 3:40 pm
3:40 pm - 5:40 pm 3:40 pm
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm 5:45 pm
Grand Ballroom, University Center
Join us to thank our sponsors and exhibitors and network with the fellow conference guests while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 7:00 pm
UC Art Gallery, University Center
Hosted by: University of Idaho, Wildland Fire Program, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
7:30 pm - 8:20 pm 7:30 pm
Wellness Lounge, University Center
Johnny’s specialty: a meditative journey through fire-dependent ecosystems of the Northern Rockies.
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm 7:30 pm
Finn & Porters at the Hilton Double Tree

Monday 5/21 7:30 pm at Finn & Porters at the Hilton Double Tree

Hilton Double Tree Downtown Missoula 100 Madison

Finn & Poters offers a truly authentic Missoula MT experience. Situated next to the University of Montana, Finn & Porters has the best...

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7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 7:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 7:30 pm
Rec Room, University Center
Join us in the Student Rec Room to socialize over music, fun, and games.
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm 9:00 pm
UC Theater
Featuring ‘Red Skies of Montana’, a local favorite. Although this is a student planned event, they would like to invite all “Students of Fire” to enjoy the movie.
Tuesday, May 22
6:00 am - 7:00 am 6:00 am
7:00 am - 7:30 am 7:00 am
Wellness Lounge, University Center
A gentle-flow class for all levels aimed at waking one’s mind and body for the day’s activities. It can be done in any loose, comfortable clothing.
7:00 am - 5:30 pm 7:00 am
University Center, Level 3 Foyer
8:00 am - 9:30 am 8:00 am
9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Grand Ballroom, University Center
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
University Center Commons, Level 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, University Center
Network while enjoying a free lunch. Meeting with the attending mentors will provide an interesting and informative way to pass some time. If you play your cards right, you might also walk away with an invaluable resource for finding internships o... See More
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm 12:30 pm
Wellness Lounge, University Center
Gentle, light-hearted stretching. Quietly come in after class starts or quietly leave before it ends to accommodate your schedule.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, University Center
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 5:30 pm
Grand Ballroom, University Center
Authors are expected to be present to discuss their poster during that period. Hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar will be provided during the session.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6:30 pm
Room 330
International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF) and Fire Ecology Journal Associate Editors Meeting and Social
8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 8:00 pm
Wellness Lounge, University Center
Johnny’s specialty: a meditative journey through fire-dependent ecosystems of the Northern Rockies.
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 8:00 pm
Join the student group as we hike to the M with a guide that will tell us more about the area. Meet your guide in the foyer by the conference registration desk.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 8:00 pm
Press Box Sports Bar

Tuesday 5/23 8:00 pm at Pressbox Sport Bar

Cross the foot bridge over the Clark Fork river from the University Campus 835 East Broadway

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Wednesday, May 23
6:00 am - 7:00 am 6:00 am
7:00 am - 7:30 am 7:00 am
Wellness Lounge, University Center
A gentle-flow class for all levels aimed at waking one’s mind and body for the day’s activities. It can be done in any loose, comfortable clothing.
7:00 am - 1:00 pm 7:00 am
University Center, Level 3 Foyer
8:00 am - 10:00 am 8:00 am
10:00 am - 10:40 am 10:00 am
Grand Ballroom, University Center
10:40 am - 12:40 pm 10:40 am
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 1:00 pm
Offsite

All field trips require pre-registration; lunch and transportation are included in fee. Go to http://firecontinuumconference.org/field-trips/ for descriptions.

The buses for the field trips will pick up in parking lot W,
north of the University Cen...

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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 6:00 pm
Caras Park, Downtown Missoula
Featuring food trucks, a no-host bar, Awards Ceremony and music. Experience road house blues, southern blues, Motown soul, instrumentals and smooth vocals by the Zeppo Blues Band. You must wear your name badge to be admitted; guest passes are avai... See More
Thursday, May 24
6:00 am - 7:00 am 6:00 am
7:00 am - 7:30 am 7:00 am
Wellness Lounge, University Center
A gentle-flow class for all levels aimed at waking one’s mind and body for the day’s activities. It can be done in any loose, comfortable clothing.
7:30 am - 5:30 pm 7:30 am
University Center, Level 3 Foyer
8:00 am - 9:30 am 8:00 am
9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Grand Ballroom, University Center
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
University Center Commons, Level 2
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm 12:30 pm
Wellness Lounge, University Center
Gentle, light-hearted stretching. Quietly come in after class starts or quietly leave before it ends to accommodate your schedule.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, University Center
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 7:00 pm
Marshall Mountain

Music jam and play/sing along by the Flaming Wheelbarrows, fire-pit, s’mores, no-host bar and great networking! Bring your instruments to join in! High in the Rattlesnake Mountains, just seven and one-half miles from Missoula – we will...

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