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Project ID: 11-S-3-9

Year: 2012

Date Started: 11/01/2011

Ending Date:  06/30/2016

Title: Great Plains Fire Science Exchange

Project Proposal Abstract: The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange (GPE) proposed herein will build a network of research scientists, fire practitioners and other land managers, and public and private stakeholders to enhance fire science delivery in the Great Plains, particularly in grasslands with a long evolutionary history of fire and grazing. The GPE will deliver fire science to practitioners while informing research scientists of knowledge gaps and research needs through structured contact with fire practitioners. GPE will build on the success of the Patch Burn Grazing Working Group by partnering with diverse wildland fire-related groups, by increasing participation of agency personnel and private landowners, by increasing participation of research scientists, and by broadening the focus to all relevant areas of fire science. Despite the success of the Patch Burn Grazing Working Group, it has narrowly focused on biodiversity, and participants have been mostly agency biologists, TNC biologists, and a small pool of researchers. Therefore, the GPE will enhance the transfer of research-based knowledge by involving a larger group of scientists and a greatly expanded group of fire practitioners and land managers. Our survey data and interviews conducted through the planning grant support the value of a variety of activities targeted to accomplish the consortium objectives. Therefore, we propose to construct and maintain a web-based information portal, sponsor and co-sponsor sessions at management and scientific meetings, sponsor travel for experts to deliver programs at meetings and field tours, construct a network of fire science and fire management demonstration areas, sponsor and co-sponsor field tours and demonstration areas, host webinars, and disseminate science to practitioners and land managers using written communication (e.g., newsletters, social media) and videos.

Principal Investigator: Sherry A. Leis

Agency/Organization: Missouri State University

Branch or Dept: Biology Department


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Agreements Contact

Scott R Griffith

Kansas State University

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Agreements Contact

Janene A. Proctor

Missouri State University

OSRP-Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Budget Contact

Mike D. DeBacker

NPS-National Park Service

Heartland Inventory & Monitoring Network

Co-Principal Investigator

Thomas B Bragg

University of Nebraska-Omaha

Biology Department

Collaborator/Contributor

Carol E. Blocksome

Kansas State University

Department of Agronomy


Project Locations

Consortium

Great Plains


Level

State

Agency

Unit

REGIONAL

Interior West

MULTIPLE

REGIONAL

Southeast

MULTIPLE


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