Jan. ’23 GFFP meeting: “Coconino County Flood Control District – Flood Update” Jay Smith, Coconino County Forest Restoration Director; Camping Restriction Changes and Prescribed Fire Outreach: Nicholas Mustoe, Deputy District Ranger, COF Flagstaff Ranger District (FRD); and Part I: new USFS projects in Jan. SOPA – Little Wing, Leroux, and Timberline and Wupatki Trails Fuels Reduction Project. Jake Dahlin, FRD District Timber Staff, FWPP Project Manager.
Nov. ’22 GFFP meeting: Allen Haden; Ecologist, President, Natural Channel Design, Inc. “Sediment Reduction and Post-fire Watershed Restoration.”
October ’22 GFFP meeting: Matt McGrath, District Ranger, Coconino National Forest (COF), Flagstaff Ranger District and staff discussed COF’s 2022 Fire Season and Looking Forward to 2023 and Ed Schenk, City of Flagstaff Water Services, Stormwater Manager, discussed Flagstaff Post-Wildfire Flood Update.
April ’22 GFFP meeting: Bill Brash, Shelterwood Forest Managers, NJ Approved Consulting Forester, New Jersey Forest Fire Service discussed New Jersey’s Prescribed Fire Program.
March ’22 GFFP meeting: Eli Jensen, Ironwood Forestry presented “A Shared Future – Introducing Mobile LiDAR into Forest Restoration,” and Jessica Richardson, NEPA Coordinator, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District updated Partners on the Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA).
Feb. ’22 GFFP meeting: Part II – Presentation/Discussion: Senator Kelly’s staff: Nick Matiella, Senior Legislative Assistant; Michele Ralston, Northern Arizona Outreach & Constituent Services Representative; and Coral Evans, Northern Arizona Director discuss theCommunity Wildfire Defense Grant Program/Implementation Plan
Jan. ’22 GFFP meeting: Senator Kelly’s staff discussed “New 10 Year Strategy to Confront the Wildfire Crisis in Arizona.” Also, Flagstaff Ranger District provides implementation update and response to the new funding.
Oct. ’21 GFFP meeting: Coral O’Brian PhD candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Hamburg. “Experiences of Forest Change and Climate Future Visions in the Flagstaff Region” – An ethnographic inquiry into local experiences of forest change and visions of climate futures in Northern Arizona.
Sept. ’21 GFFP meeting: Joshua White District Ranger, Three Rivers Ranger District, Colville National Forest, Washington. The A-Z Model: Stewardship Contracting Opportunities – Using novel approaches to increase pace of forest restoration and stewardship contracts.
July ’21 GFFP meeting: Recent wildfires and flooding discussion & more
April ’21 GFFP meeting: Hannah Telle, Natural Resource Manager, Wildlife Biologist/Army Compatible Use Buffer Program Manager, Camp Navajo – Arizona Army National Guard; Travis Schulte, Legislative Liaison, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), Arizona National Guard – Arizona Division of Emergency Management; Jay Christelman, Community Development Director, Coconino County; and Jay Smith, Forest Restoration Director, Coconino County presented on: Coconino County Joint Land Use Implementation Grant: Camp Navajo & Naval Observatory
Feb ’21 GFFP meeting Eli Jensen, Ironwood Forestry, “Innovations in Timber Sale Preparation, Successes and Challenges. A Bittersweet Tale of Drama and Passion” and John Richardson, Assistant State Forester (Forestry Programs) Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management – updates on goals, direction, upcoming projects/announcements.
Dave Lasky, Director of Fire Management; and Gabe Donaldson, Assistant Director of Fire Management present information on the Forest Stewards Guild’s Prescribed Fire Program.
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October GFFP Meeting Andrew Sanchez Meador, ERI Executive Director; Presentation: “An overview of various lidar-related projects currently underway at NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute and Quantitative Ecology Lab”
September GFFP Meeting Carol Ekarius, Chief Executive Officer, Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. presents “Building Capacity for on-the-ground work at the nexus of forests, fires, and water”
August GFFP meeting Melanie Colavito, Human Dimensions Specialist, ERI. Presentation: “Assessment of Community Wildfire Protection Plans in Arizona and Communities at Risk throughout the West”
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