Talk Story Tuesdays: Grazing to Reduce Blazing

In this Pacific Fire Exchange talk story Q&A session, we round up the latest research, past and present for managers and landowners wanting to understand more about how our four-legged friends (goats, sheep, cows, etc.) if managed properly can help reduce blazing and wildland fire. This month’s science share out and conversation will be with University of Hawai`i’s Dr. Mark Thorne, Specialist, State Range and Livestock Extension and Dr. Clay Trauernicht, Fire and Ecosystems Specialist.

Wildfires on the “Hawaiian Savanna” (HI Business News, 2022)

Invasive grasses have spread across a quarter of Hawai‘i’s land, and they’re fueling an alarming rise in wildfires. Coalitions are fighting back with new urgency and old tools. By Cynthia Wessendorf

Talk Story Tuesdays: Grazing to Reduce Blazing

What: In this Pacific Fire Exchange talk story Q&A session, we round up the latest research, past and present for managers and landowners wanting to understand more about how our four-legged friends…

Presentation: Western Pacific Needs Assessment and Network (2022)

The Hawai`i Wildfire Management Organization presented a new on-going project, the “Western Pacific Needs Assessment and Network” to the Pacific Fire Exchange program’s quarterly steering committee meeting in October, 2022.

Wai’anae Dryland Forests on Fire (Video)

The native Hawaiian dryland forests of the Wai`anae Mountains are home to many unique species that are disappearing. Among the many threats facing dryland forests throughout the islands, the one that is perhaps most serious – and most preventable – is wildfire. (Produced by Outside Hawai’i, a program of Mālama Learning Center – 5 min)

Weed Fire Risk Assessment for Hawai`i: Database, Factsheet & Webinar

Methodology of weed fire risk assessments. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Kevin Faccenda and Curt Daehler developed a screening system focused on wildfire risk by asking land managers to assign a relative fire risk for…

Webinar: Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping: a decision-making tool for land stewardship and wildfire management

As Hawai`i land managers know all too well, natural and cultural resource stewardship can be a daunting undertaking involving many stakeholders from different backgrounds taking into account complex social, cultural, and ecological considerations. In this webinar, UH Mānoa Masters student Rachael Cleveland demonstrates the utility of a decision support tool called Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) which enables all stakeholders to create a “mental map” that can capture and compute the impacts of various decision-making scenarios on important resources. Land managers will learn how the FCM software works and its application to a wildfire group in Wai`anae, Hawai`i whom she interviewed as part of her research.

The Rapid Flames of Guam (Video)

Learn about wildfire on Guam, the continuing threat it poses to people, native ecosystems, coral reefs and agriculture, and what you can do about it.

Presentation: Guam’s Wildfire Outlook (2022)

Christine Fejeran, Guam Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division describes the wildfire threats to ecosystems and people on Guam, the on-going education challenges, and hopes for the future. (11 MINS)…

Presentation: Wildland Considerations–A Hawai`i Island Firefighter’s Perspective

Eric Moller, Deputy Chief of Hawai`i County Fire Department shares his perspective of the changing fire regimes in Hawai`i, current challenges and how we can help (11 MINS) Tuesday, April 19, 2022…

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