Agenda and Schedule

High Park Fire Symposium Agenda
*Subject to change
Monday, September 10, 2012
  
9:00 a.m.
Exhibit hall and poster session opens
Lory Student Center North Ballroom
9 – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Lory Student Center Theatre
  • Joyce Berry, Dean of Warner College of Natural Resources
  • Jim Hubbard, Deputy Chief, USDA Forest Service
  • Dan Jiron, Regional Forester, Rocky Mountain Region
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Perspectives on The High Park Fire
LSC Theatre
 
Panelists
  • Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander for the High Park Fire – A professional and personal description of the fire suppression effort.
  • William Nelson, Larimer County Undersheriff – Challenges to emergency services response during the High Park Fire.
  • Ty Brennan, CBS 4 Denver Northern Newsroom Reporter  - Public perceptions of the High Park fire
  • Carol Dollard, Rist Canyon Homeowner – Personal perspectives on the fire’s effect on residents.
1 – 1:10 p.m.
Afternoon Welcome and Introduction
LSC Theatre
1:10 – 1:40 p.m.
High Park Fire Behavior and Direct Impacts
LSC Theatre
  • Chad Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU
1:40 – 2 p.m.
Fuel treatment Effectiveness with the High Park Fire
LSC Theatre
  • Boyd Lebeda, Forester, Colorado State Forest Service
2 – 2:15 p.m.
Q&A
2:15 – 2:25 p.m.
Break
2:25 – 4:25 p.m.
Expectations for Recovery
LSC Theatre
 
Vegetation and Wildlife
  • Paula Fornwalt, Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Experiment Station
  • Monique Rocca, Associate Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU
  • Mark Vieira, Terrestrial Biologist, Fort Collins Service Center, Department of Parks and Wildlife
Hydrology and Water Quality
  • John Stednick, Professor of Watershed Science, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU
  • Jill Oropeza, Watershed Specialist, City of Fort Collins Utilities        
People and Communities
  • Patricia Champ, scientist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Experiment Station
  • Kathie Mattor, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute Coordinator
The Role of Science in Managing Wildfires
  • Sam Foster, Director, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Experiment Station
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
High Park Restoration, Action and Recovery
LSC Theatre
Moderated by Tony Cheng, Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute.
 
Scientific Basis for Post-fire Recovery and Restoration
  • Lee MacDonald, Professor, Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU
  • Kurt Fausch, Professor, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU
  • Mark Paschke, Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU
Citizen Groups and Agencies Leading Restoration Efforts
  • High Park Fire Restoration Coalition
Representatives from organizations comprising the High Park Restoration Coalition will speak about activities and opportunities to take part in actions to help recover and restore high-priority areas.
 
Q&A
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Information Exchange and Volunteer Sign-up
LSC North Ballroom
 
The High Park Fire Restoration Coalition and related organizations will have stations for people to learn more about restoration activities and volunteer opportunities. There will also be additional exhibits and academic posters highlighting information and scientific research related to High Park Fire recovery and restoration.  
 
Refreshments will be provided
9:30 p.m.
Exhibit hall and poster session closes