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 Wildland Fire Impacts on Watersheds
 Understanding, Planning and Response

  October 21-23, 2003 • Denver, Colorado

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Conference Overview of Sessions

The conference includes plenary sessions, rotating break out sessions, evening poster sessions, a keynote luncheon, a networking lunch, networking breaks and a full day field session. A summary of the conference sessions and a preliminary schedule are shown below. Coming soon: You will be able to click on any session for more detailed information.

 Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Understanding Wildland Fire Impacts on Watersheds

8:00-8:30 a.m. Networking over Coffee  
8:30-9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks More details
9:20-9:30 a.m.

Networking Break

 
9:30-11:30 a.m. How Geology and Geomorphology Affect Landscape Response to Fire
Networking break at 10:15 a.m.
More details
11:30 a.m.-12 noon Networking Break, Displays Open  
12 noon-12:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking, Displays Open  
12:45-1:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Global, Historical or Climate Perspective on Wildland Fire  
1:15-1:30 p.m. Networking Break  
1:30-3:00 p.m. Burn Severity, Fuels Management and Geomorphic and Watershed Impacts More details
3:00-3:30 p.m. Networking Break with light refreshments, Displays Open  
3:30-5:00 p.m. Evaluating Watershed Vulnerability — Hazards and Downstream Values More details
5:30-7:00 p.m. Poster Session and Networking with light refreshments, Displays Open  

 Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Planning and Response Tools to Mitigate Wildland Fire Impacts on Watersheds

8:00-8:30 a.m. Networking over Coffee  
8:30-10:30 a.m. Erosion, Flooding, Landslides — When? Where? and Why? A State-of-the-Art Review More details
10:30-10:45 a.m. Networking Break  
10:45-11:45 a.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
and
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Round-Robin Break Outs
Each participant will attend all three Break Outs.
I. Emergency and Long-Term Planning and Response Approaches More details
II. Landslide and Debris-Flow Hazard Identification — Planning and Response Tools More details
III. Surface Erosion Hazard Identification — Planning and Response Tools More details
10:45-11:45 p.m Break Outs  
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch, Displays Open  
1:00-2:00 p.m. Break Outs  
2:00-2:15 p.m. Networking Break  
2:15-3:15 p.m. Break Outs  
3:15-3:30 p.m. Networking Break  
3:30-4:30 p.m. Putting it All Together: Upper South Platte Watershed Case Study More details
4:45-5:30 p.m. Open Discussion: What do land managers and scientists need to improve the understanding and treatment of the geomorphic and watershed impacts of wildland fire? More details
5:30-7:00 p.m. Poster Session and Networking with light refreshments, Displays Open  

 Thursday, October 23, 2003

Field Session — Flooding, Erosion, and Mitigation, Rehabilitation Practices

7:30-8:00 a.m. Field Trip Bus Loading
8:00-4:00 p.m. Field Sessions
  • NRCS second year rehabilitation practices at Hi-Meadows Fire
  • USFS thinning project Top of the World
  • Hayman Fire rehabilitation practices
  • Denver Water Spring Creek debris flow
  • CSFS thinning techniques

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