REGISTRATION

The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will be live at the Fort Collins Marriott, April 12th-13th, with additional pre-conference workshops April 11th-12th, and a post-conference tour April 14th.

The 2023 Conference theme is:

Accelerating Adaptation

and Managing Expectations

Keynotes

April 12th

Fire, Risk, and Expectations in a Changing Climate

Christopher Swanson

April 13th   

Accelerating Adaptation to Wildfire

Kimiko Barrett

Additional pre- and post-conference workshops and tours will include:

Mitigation Best Practices

 

Monday, April 10,2023 | 0800-1700 & Tuesday, April 11th | 2023, 0800-1700

This national level training from Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. and the USDA Forest Service is designed for current or future mitigation specialists, wildfire program leads, and others who work with residents and their communities to reduce wildfire risk. The Mitigation Best Practices training concentrates on science, methods and tools that will help you engage communities/residents while also helping you to eliminate ineffective practices.

Participants should have a basic understanding of wildfire, how homes burn, and vegetation management practices. In this workshop, you will work through some of the greatest challenges facing our wildland urban interface communities. The course will help you break down ineffective practices to make space for the more effective ones with a focus on the on-the-ground mitigation activities.

If you attend both days, you will receive a certificate of completion for the 2-day short course. If you are interested in getting the Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) N9073 Training Certificate, you must complete pre-work, attend and actively participate in both days of training, and complete a Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) within two weeks of course completion. More details will be provided during the course.

Bicycle Ride

April 11, 2023 | 1400 - 1600

This will be a strenuous mountain bike ride on single-track trails (Foothills Trail). Groups will self-identify by ability: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
MTB Lead(s): Eric Lovgren, Paul Cada, Katie Jenkins

 

Meet and Park: Dixon Reservoir Parking Lot (Pineridge Natural Area, 1745 Hoffman Rd, Fort Collins) Bike Rentals: New World Sports

FACO Network Member Social

April11, 2023 | 1730-2030

FACO Members are invited for hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. Relational Event Model (REM) Activity, (Dr. Matt Hamilton, OSU) Presentation of Network Awards

BreWater Social at Odell Brewing

April 12, 2023  | 1700 - 2000

This informal social session will allow participants to enjoy products from a local brewery at their facility and discuss fire and “brewsheds” with a brief presentation led by some Fort Collins area brewers. It will include an explanation of the BreWater group’s purpose and mission. The session will also address how forest health and wildfire affect water provision and therefore beer production from the brewer’s perspective.

Evening Conference Social 

April 13, 2023  | 1730 - 2100

 

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, music, silent auction, Conference Participation Winners, Colorado Awards, and Closing Remarks.

 

Poudre Watershed Tour 

April 14, 2023 | 0800 - 1630

additional $25 includes lunch and transportation

This add-on opportunity is being hosted by the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative, who will be hosting a Forest Health Tour for attendees of the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference to highlight the rich tapestry of treatments, strategies, creative solutions, and relationships that have contributed to joint success. The tour’s stops will complement and demonstrate discussion topics including treatment effectiveness, cross-jurisdictional partnerships, strategies for increasing pace & scale, funding mechanisms, and opportunities for adaptation advances. Includes lunch and transportation. 

See the initial schedule here.

$325*  includes the full conference
($375.00 after January 15th, 2023)

Additional $25 for Poudre Watershed Tour

 

Limited registration scholarships are available. Application is open until December 31, 2022.

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