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SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report


The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, in collaboration with the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub and Redlands Community College, hosted the 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum in Beaver, Oklahoma on February 13, 2018.

The meeting focused on wildfire events that occurred during 2016 and 2017 in portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. During the forum, presentations and panel discussions covered topics including common weather conditions associated with wildfire, impacts and recovery perspectives, and management strategies, such as prescribed fire, to reduce future wildfire risk.

Additional partners involved in coordinating the regional forum included University of Oklahoma’s Center for Spatial Analysis, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Grazinglands Research Laboratory, and others.

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