2024 Fire Adapted Nevada (FAN) Summit Agenda

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024

  • 7:30 – 8:30 | Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 8:45 | Welcome and Special Remarks
    • Jamie Roice-Gomes – University of Nevada, Reno Extension – Living With Fire Program
  • 8:45– 9:05 | Introduction to Agencies behind Fire Adapted Nevada (FAN)
    • BLM – Nevada State Office – Brock Uhlig, Fire Management Officer
    • U.S. Forest Service, Humboldt Toiyabe – Gwen Sanchez, Forest Fire Management Officer
    • Nevada Division of Forestry – Kacey KC, Nevada State Forester
  • 9:05 – 9:25 | Fire Adapted Nevada: Why It’s Important, How to Participate and FAN Update
    • Kelli Nevills, Fire Adapted Nevada Coordinator – Nevada Division of Forestry
  • 9:25 – 9:55 | The Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network (FACNM)
    • Gabe Kohler, Program Manager – The Forest Stewards Guild
  • 9:55 – 10:10 | Break
  • 10:10 – 11:40 | Deep Dive: Pathways to Fire Adaptation Using the Fire Adapted Communities Pathways Tool in Your Community
    • Dr. Travis Paveglio, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Sociology – University of Idaho
  • 11:40 – 12:05 | Grants Available to Nevada Communities
    • Barry Stone, Grants Coordinator – Nevada Division of Forestry
    • Donald Lovejoy, CWDG Coordinator – Nevada Division of Forestry
    • Kelsey Griffee, State Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist – Bureau of Land Management – NV State Office
    • Dennis Fiore, Region 4 Assistant Director – U.S. Forest Service
    • Christopher Rose, Partnership Coordinator – Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • 12:05 – 1:05 | Lunch
  • 1:05 – 1:50 | Community Lessons Learned Panel Discussion
    Join us for a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Dr. Christina Restaino, where we’ll delve into challenges, celebrate successes, and explore innovative solutions in community wildfire adaptation. Panelists include:

    • John Hasenau, D’Andrea – Sparks
    • Gary Weichert, Galena Forest Community – Reno
    • Rob Loomis, Cold Creek Canyon – Las Vegas
    • Vicki Frei, Alpine View Estates – Carson City
  • 1:50- 2:35 | Workshop – Visioning a Fire Adapted Future
    • Jonathan Bruno, Chief Executive Officer – Coalitions and Collaboratives, Inc.
    • Mike Jensen, Consultant – Coalitions and Collaboratives, Inc.
    • Katie Dorman, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist – Coalitions and Collaboratives, Inc.
  • 2:35 – 2:50 | Break
  • 2:50 – 4:35 | Continued: Workshop – Visioning a Fire Adapted Future
  • 6:00 | Networking Reception

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2024

  • 8:00 – 9:00 | Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 11:00 | Grant Writing Workshop
    • Dr. Christina Restaino, Assistant Professor – University of Nevada, Reno Extension – Living With Fire Program
  • 11:00 – 11:30 | Recognition/Closing Remarks
  • 11:30 – 1:00 | Lunch on your own
  • 1:00 – 4:00 | Field Trip
    • Field trip to a Reno area that has experienced a recent wildfire and has since completed community-wide fuels reduction work.

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