Wildfires and Their Impacts on Forest Carbon webinar

June 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan State University

The Forest Carbon Working Group will hold a Wildfires and Their Impacts on Forest Carbon webinar on June 1st from 3 to 4 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by John Bailey from Oregon State University, will explore general trends in and causes of wildfires, and the potential to mitigate the impact of wildfires with proactive land management and changes to our fire management systems.

The ultimate rationale to better prepare for future wildfires in a changing climatic world is to minimize the amount and spatial extent of uncharacteristic, stand-replacing wildfire.  Such severe wildfire has broad and long-lasting implications for all the wonderful things that forests provide, including carbon storage… and carbon has that interesting feedback to the atmosphere and future climate.

John Bailey is a Professor of Silviculture and Fire Management in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. His most recent research and outreach focus is on landscape-scale wildfire risk and how to use active forest management to minimize the adverse impacts of future wildfire in uncertain climatic times.

To take part in this webinar, register at  https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aDXQ8TdZT-uVCyNrM7te2g