A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

Workshops & Field Tours

In partnership with scientists and managers, we develop and sponsor workshops and field tours. Through these events, the NRFSN brings managers and scientists together to build relationships, enhance communication, and facilitate collaboration.


Whitebark pine image with mountains in background
Sep 13, 2019 to Sep 14, 2019
This year's Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Conference - The Far View from the Mountaintops: Meshing Past and Present Whitebark Pine Science, Management, and Cultural Significance, was co-hosted by the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, The Confederated...   Read more
Aerial view of vegetation mosaics from a recent fire.
Jul 9, 2019 to Jul 11, 2019
This workshop and field tour brought together managers and scientists to share knowledge about topics important to wilderness fire management. These included future challenges related to changing climate and fire seasons; vegetation, soil, and water response...   Read more
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy logo
Jun 20, 2019
Co-hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and the Wildalnd Fire Cohesive Strategy Western Regional Strategy Committee, this field tour showcased success stories and lessons learned while addressing the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management...   Read more
Maple Fire burning through lodgepole reproduction from 1988 fire
Oct 16, 2018 to Oct 17, 2018
This event was designed to create dialogue among managers and scientists and opportunities to learn how science can inform our understanding of reburn characteristics, fire effects, fire behavior, and impacts of climate change on fire and vegetation dynamics...   Read more
Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Logo
Sep 20, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation (WPEF) and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection, Boise Field Office to host the 2018 WPEF Science Meeting and Workshop, September 20-22 in Stanley,...   Read more
McCall Workshop-Camille Stevens Rumann
Jun 11, 2018 to Jun 13, 2018
Long-Term Vegetation Recovery and Reburn Potential Central Idaho Fire and Fuels Workshop This workshop brought local area and regional managers and scientists together to share recent research findings and discuss their implications for vegetation and...   Read more
Lubrecht Fuel Treatments
May 31, 2018
Fuel treatment effects in ponderosa pine and dry mixed conifer forests: 17 Years after the Fire-Fire Surrogate Study This field tour visited one of the National Fire-Fire Surrogate Study Sites at the University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest....   Read more
prescribed burn in conifer forest
May 25, 2018
This field trip provided participants with an opportunity to observe an experimental 10-acre prescribed burn and learn about fire operations, effects, behavior, and fuel characterization methods. In addition, there was a Prescribed Fire Council station with...   Read more
May 23, 2018
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the 2018 Fire Continuum Conference to organize this half-day field tour to visit one of the National Fire-Fire Surrogate Study Sites at the University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest. This...   Read more
Workshop participants listening to a presentation
May 21, 2018
This workshop was designed to help fire managers, research scientists, and graduate students build skills and experience to effectively and accurately communicate fire-related information to the public and media. Core practical activities included crafting a...   Read more