Webinar: Lessons from the Milli Fire

We invite you to join the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, a Joint Fire Science Program Fire Science Exchange Network, for an informative webinar: Lessons from the Milli Fire

The 2017 wildfire season impacted many forests and adjacent communities across the Western United States, leaving land managers, public officials and citizens with questions about how to more effectively mitigate wildfire risk and behavior. This webinar will review the Milli Fire of 2017 on the Sisters Ranger District in Central Oregon. It is intended to be a general overview of the fire and impacts observed. The webinar will also highlight the role of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project in forest restoration on the district and the impact those forest restoration treatments had on fire behavior.

Specifically, the webinar will address:

  • The fire history of the district and sequence of events during the fire
  • Resource impacts
  • Discussion of Fuels Treatment Effectiveness
  • The role of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project in supporting forest restoration on the Sisters Ranger District.

Session Details:

Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 1:00pm US/Pacific || Duration: 1 hour


  • James Osborne – Fire Management Officer (FMO), Sisters Ranger District
  • Bill Munro –Natural Resource Team Leader, Sisters Ranger District
  • Larae Guillory – Assistant Fire Management Officer (Fuels), Sisters Ranger District
  • Ian Reid – District Ranger, Sisters Ranger District
  • Nicole Strong – Assistant Professor (Practice), Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources Extension

Presented By: The Northwest Fire Science Consortium works to accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science. They connect managers, practitioners, scientists, and local communities and collaboratives working on fire issues on forest and range lands in Washington and Oregon.

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