Past Event

Roundtable Workshop 1: Urban/Wildland Fire Interface

Workshop
January 26, 2001

Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

Morning session: Rutherford H. Platt, Moderator

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Rutherford H. Platt, Chair

9:10 AM Creating an Ecological Omelette: How we got out of an agrarian frying pan and into and ex-urban fire
Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University

9:50 AM What are the trends in wildland fires and what is the future for increased fires/risk?
William A. Patterson, III, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

10:45 AM Fires in the wildland urban interface: Dilemmas of duality and the and the role of national science leadership
Dave Cleaves, USDA Forest Service

10:30 AM Break

11:25 AM Addressing the wildland-urban interface fire problem in Canada through forest fire behavior research
Martin E. Alexander, Canadian Forest Service

Afternoon session: Wilfred D. Iwan, Moderator

1:15 PM Wildfires and insurance
Paul Kovacs, Insurance Bureau of Canada

1:55 PM Land use issues
Raymond J. Burby, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2:35 PM Case study: Los Alamos
Kelly K. Carpenter, Los Alamos County, New Mexico

3:30 PM Discussion with speakers
Mary Fran Myers, Moderator

4:30 PM Wrap up
Jim Bruce, DR Steering Committee and Chris Topik, Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee