The Cook Inlet Chapter of SAF along with the Alaska Northern Forest Cooperative hosted the Alaska Aspen Workshop starting in Fairbanks, Alaska September 12-14, 2017. Beginning with a series of lectures on aspen ecology, complemented with climate change, wildlife habitat, pathology, and entomology.
"After Alaska's second worst fire season on record, The state forester told a U.S. Senate committee the government should stop practices that he says needlessly sideline firefighting aircraft."
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Good article on using predictive modeling for fighting wildfire with data input from satellites, aircraft, ground observations plus data on weather, climate, fuels, vegetation, lightning strikes, and past fire patterns, (and more) all combined to create a clearer picture of wildfire vulnerability and a sense of where fire is most likely to strike.