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Ecological Drought National Webinar Series: Part 3 Ecological Drought: Drought, Wildfire, and Recovery

Drought can exacerbate wildfire frequency, intensity, and severity. This webinar will explore wildfire management approaches based on ecological principles, including those that embed traditional ecological knowledge.


• Dr. Jeremy Littell, Research Ecologist, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, USGS

• Bill Tripp, Deputy Director of Eco-Cultural Revitalization, Department of Natural Resources, Karuk Tribe

This webinar is the third in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with expert speakers from the research community, tribal nations, and government agencies. Information on the additional sessions is listed below:

Ecological Drought: An Introduction, February 3, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET

Ecological Drought: Planning for Resilience, February 17, 2021, 1 – 2:15 pm ET

Ecological Drought: Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems, March 17, 2021, 3 – 4 pm ET