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Join Us for 1, 2 or all 3 days!

What: Fire History in the Appalachians Workshop and Central

Appalachians FLN Workshop
Cost: Free but limited space
Where: Pembroke, VA at Mountain Lake Lodge
When: October 20, 21, 22
Hotel Reservations: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA1-800-3463334Ask for the Fire History Workshop room block to get a rate of
83.00 per night. The deadline to receive the discounted rate is
September 21st. *If you need to stay on nights either before or after
the meeting they will honor the room rate 2 days prior and 2 days
after the meeting. If you have problems please email or call me.

Fire History in the Appalachians & Central

Appalachian FLN Workshop
October 20-22, 2015
8:00-8:30 Check in
8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00-9:45 Greg Nowacki USFS Region 9Oak, Fire and Mesophication:
Past, Present, and Future Trends of the Oak Resource in the Eastern
9:45 10:15 Break

0:15-11:00 Steve Croy USFS George Washington & Jefferson

National Forests, Marek Smith The Nature ConservancyA Managers
Perspective of Fire History Research: Applications in the Heart of the
11:00-11:30 Melissa Thomas-VanGundy USFS Northern Research
StationThe Use of Witness Trees as Pyro-Indicators for Mapping Past
Fire Occurrence
11:30 12:15 Henri Grissino-Mayer University of Tennessee
Demystifying the Techniques used in Tree-Ring Analysis for
Reconstructing Appalachian Fire Regimes
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:45 Lauren Howard Arcadia University200+ Years of Fire and
its Ecological Implications on North Fork Mountain, West Virginia
1:45-2:15 Rich Guyette University of MissouriFire Dynamics in
Ecosystems of Appalachia
2:15-3:00 Charles Lafon- Texas A&M UniversityAppalachian Fire
Regimes Reconstructed from Fire-Scarred Trees: Temporal and Spatial
Patterns of Burning in the Past
3:00 -3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Cecil Frost UNC Chapel Hill, Blue Star Consulting
Translating Fire Scar Chronologies into Fine-Scale Landscape Fire
4:15-5:00 Chris Underwood University of Wisconsin Platteville
Millennia of Fire and Forest History from Soil Charcoal
5:00-5:15 Wrap up

Wednesday October 21st

8:00-8:45 Sally Horn University of TennesseeFire, Climate, and
People in the Appalachians: Evidence from Sediment Records
8:45-9:15 Pat Brose USFS Northern Research StationA 480-year Fire
History for the Pine Creek Gorge of Northern Pennsylvania
9:45 Leave for Field Trip
Fire history and prescribed burn field trip on Jefferson National Forest
We will visit Brush Mountain to observe one of the sites for which fire
scars have been used to reconstruct fire history. This site is easily
accessible and will enable participants to see fire-scarred trees and
the associated vegetation. Soil charcoal sampling will be also
demonstrated in the field. After leaving the fire history site, we will
drive eastward along the Craig Creek valley, stopping for lunch at a
spot in the valley with a scenic view toward the north slope of Brush
Mountain. This stop will provide a landscape perspective on the terrain
and vegetation patterns in the vicinity of the fire history study. In the
afternoon, we will continue toward New Castle, Virginia to visit stands
that have been burned recently to apply our understanding of fire
history to attempt to restore fire-associated vegetation.

Central Appalachians FLN Workshop

Thursday October 22nd
8:30am - 2:00pm Central Appalachians FLN partners will convene for
a focused dialog on collaborative success stories, stakeholder
engagement, new technological tools, northern long-eared and other
forest bats, and fire effects monitoring. The agenda is still being
finalized as many partners are currently out on wildfire details.
Contact Marek Smith at 540-839-3599 or for
more details.