Rocky Mountain Conservancy- Field Institute

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Fire in Ecosystems: Friend or Foe (K-12)

Course Number CT-1801-20S
Credit 0.50 semester credit hours
Location Rocky Mtn. Conservancy, Estes Park
Date May 9
Time 8:00am-4:30pm
Instructor Scott Franklin
Coordinator Rachel Balduzzi, 970/586-3262 or
Fees Tuition Fee (payable during workshop) : $ 40.00
Registration Fee : $ 80.00

Coming off one of the worst fire seasons of known western states' history, fire experts and citizens are grappling with the complexity of how climate change may alter fire disturbance regimes. Explore the role of fire in mountain forest ecosystems, typical fire regimes, synergistic disturbances, and predicted change with climate warming. Discuss the history of fire policy ranging from the 10am policy to the let burn policy, but with the caveat of the wildland-urban interface.

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