Scientists and Managers Collaborate to Understand Fire’s Role in Ecosystem Resilience
The Fire Learning Network (FLN) brings managers and scientists together to address common problems and solutions related to wildland fire. Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Steve Norman and biological scientist Emrys Treasure recently contributed to a workshop of the Southern Blue Ridge FLN, which highlighted efforts to restore and build resilient landscapes in the region. Norman discussed the ForWarn tool’s use of moderate-resolution remote sensing data to provide monitoring insights into coarse changes in forest composition and structure associated with wildfire, prescribed fire, and restoration more generally. Treasure demonstrated the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) as a source of science that could help FLN members respond to climate change.